Tuesday, October 27, 2009


This week is our last week of cross country unfortunately, because we run OAC champs on Saturday. On October 26, 2009, i ran 6 miles. The weather was fairly nice, it wasn't cold but it wasn't warm it was decent. My IT band, (its a tissue running from your outer knee up to your gluteus maximums) was hurting because I was running in my old running shoes from last season. I didn't have time to change into my present running shoes because I wasn't wearing them at the time and I was late to practice because i was scheduling for classes with my advisor. Wearing old shoes can cause injuries, but since i already had one, the shoes triggered my injury.
You're suppose to get new running shoes every 500 miles you run (depending on your workout, or every 3 months). If you run in the same running shoes when its time for new ones, you will have a high chance of getting injured because your feet are constantly hitting the pavement and if you have no support in the shoe for cushion then its cause many problems. Also getting the right running shoe is crucial, if you have a flat foot arch and you wear shoes that don't support your arch, that could seriously wear down your arch and your feet.
We're having an easy week, which is really good, considering my team and me have been working very hard for this upcoming meet at Wilmington on Saturday. We have to run a 6k which is 4.2 miles. Usually the girl's run a 5k at meets, unless it's All Ohio, and conference then we will run a 6k.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wilmington Meet

I ran a 5k at Wilmington College on Friday October 16th. My time was 24.44 minutes. That was my best time 5k time ever. I was very excited! There were 35 teams there, and the weather was extremely cold and windy. it was 42 degrees Fahrenheit. The course was also fairly muddy because it had rained all that week so the course was challenging in some areas because the mud was piled up from everyone warming up on it before the race. There was also a creek that we had to jump over, which was where most of the mud was, which made it challenging for us to grip our spikes into the ground when there was nothing but mud.
The girls were suppose to run 1st at 4:30pm but Wilmington wasn't prepared and told us girls to run around for awhile until they got everything (the gun being prepared to go off, and the timer to get every ones times etc) but we didn't end up running until 4:40pm. The girl's were very upset because we were freezing, and huddling up trying to keep each other warm but it never worked. Then the gun finally went off and the race began.
The boys got delayed from our race and were suppose to run at 5:15 but didn't end up running until 5:30pm. Besides that, it was a good challenging race for us physically and mentally!