57 minutes Death Run
Todays run was my favorite yet. It felt so good to just get out and push myself as hard as I could for our workout. I hope we do that one again sometime. One thing I enjoyed a ton was the nervousness before the workout. I'd not felt that in quite a while so that was exciting. When we started the run we were pushing rediculously fast. Our first mile was a 5 36 ,and our second was a 6. After a while we died down a bit, but overall I felt solid. I stuck with coach Logan and Jose the majority of the time. Eventually, they made a hard move and I fell off. Scottie ended up catching me and thinking I had another lap I stuck close behind him hoping to outrun him. Unfortunately, I was in last and didn't know it. I think this is a good lesson because it teaches me to never postpone making a quick move in a race. I was little frusturated with where I got out, but also pleased at the same time which is a good thing because I think that this helps me aknowledge that I pushed myself and did well but can strive for much more. Also I matched my 5k record and am SUPER pumped about that. I'm glad to be picking up where I last left off. Unfortunately, I've been getting some terrible knee pains in my left knee probably from ramping up the minutes so quickly since I wasn't around all XC season. I'm hoping to keep my minutes a little lower than everyone else for at least a short period of time so I don't screw myself up again. Thats my main worry about this year. I just am hoping to have one season where I'm injury free. I'm going to try and work toward this by taking some serious time to stretch and ice. Today I spent nearly an hour doing that. Overall today was a great challenge. I'm happy where I ended up at ,but I definately won't settle. I want to be able to do more and stick with the very top guys all the time. This will take some commintment not only in workouts but also stretching and recovery. It'll be hard but I know it's worth it. I can't wait for tomorrow this time my goal is to not postpone a chance to move up whenever it comes.