tuesday's workout: 1-4-1 tempo
thursday's workout: 10 x 400 hills
saturday's workout: 5 x mile
5 x mile: cross-country course, 2 up-hill, 3 flat; 3-4 minutes rest
- mile 1-flat, 5:30
- mile 2-uphill, 5:31
- mile 3-flat, 5:26
- mile 4-uphill, 5:30
- mile 5-flat, 5:30
today was mentally tough. the workout wasn't hard until miles 4 and 5. i felt great on mile 3. i felt very smooth and relaxed, but i had the "renee-look" and fluid motion. i had to give myself a pep talk in the middle of each mile reminding myself that miles 4 and 5 are where champions are made.
anyone can run 3 miles hard.
anyone can run the first 800 hard.
anyone can get through the first half of the workout with ease.
it's the second half of the workout that
defines who you are,
shows you what you're made of,
and take you where you want to go.
it's the second half of any battle that is remembered.
it has been a struggle to completely recover with only one day in between workouts, but in my opinion, that is what can make the difference between "we should have" and "we did."
it's working out when you don't feel like working out that the champion-like mindset has a chance to mature.
it is pushing and encouraging your teammates who are struggling that makes the whole team better.
it is being apart of a group that is so focused and desires nothing more than to to be apart of something so magnificent that makes struggling, bleeding, gasping, vomiting, hurting, crying, sweating, screaming, arguing, battling, smiling, and grinding so very appealing.
this is who we are.
this is what we do.
|2011 sewanee invite|
THE TEAM TO MAKE HISTORY!
|2011 summer practice|
|2010 uga invite|
|2009 at sewanee (injured 2 days later)|
|2008 at sewanee|
|2007 cross country at Beech Grove High School|
|for You Lord, i will run with these beautiful feet.|