I Run Cross Country

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    So after my meet today,

    we all kinda saw it coming. My coach got a new position as the Assistant Principal. So he had to quit coaching. We will miss you coach :(
    ConnerC123 ConnerC123
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Aug 29, 2015

    i feel so dead. just did 7 x 1 mile with a mile

    warmup and one lap cooldown, plus strength routine and stretching. it was worth it though!
    itrytobepositivebuticant itrytobepositivebuticant
    1 Response Sep 15, 2015

    I just got home from practice,

    after the first day of school. It was only a half day of school. I feel dead.
    ConnerC123 ConnerC123
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 8, 2015

    Well, I'm on my school team xD Today's practice

    was super fun. We did a 800m warm up, 100mx4 stride, a thirty five minute run with hills, 100mx4 strides, then played capture the flag, and had a Hula-hoop contest Loved it!
    Smileydork Smileydork
    16-17, F
    Aug 28, 2015

    It may be the worst and best decision of my

    life to run cross country.
    HannahB15 HannahB15
    18-21, F
    May 31, 2015

    I wrote this about a meet I ran in last year.

    Its for a school assignment and I wanted to post it on here. I am still editing the one I will hand in. I love cross country and can't wait for next season Its a few minutes until your race and your with your team mates doing pre race runouts. Out and back out and back...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 22, 2015

    I Will Until I Graduate

    In the school I go to, cross country sign ups start in seventh grade, and you can run up until you graduate. I have only done one season, and I did pretty bad at it. And one time the assistant coach found out a secret of mine, no thanks to my friend, and I'm just so freaking...
    Emofox Emofox
    18-21, T
    Apr 9, 2012

    I have my very first cross country practice

    tomorrow morning I have never run cross country before, but l am in pretty good shape. What's should I expect? and how should I impress the coach?
    WindowAngle WindowAngle
    18-21, F
    Aug 24, 2014

    I love running long distance on the trails,

    track is just not the same. The team tends to be goofier and have more fun with things. I guess that's why people call us crazy, we like to run until we go unstable. XD #runningforlife
    mincraft360 mincraft360
    18-21, M
    Mar 25, 2015

    Xc Revolution

    I started running my sophomore year in high school.  The only reason I started was because I wanted to use it to get in shape for soccer.  I instantly switched my favorites around.  I forgot all about soccer.  I made the team, but my heart belonged to Cross...
    XCRevolution XCRevolution
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 16, 2010

    Why I Run

    I started running last year with the encouragement of my cousins. I was becoming discouraged by the fact their dress size was smaller than mine so I wanted to lose weight. I had a patchy start but now I run a personal record of 15:15 min for two miles and I run three miles on a...
    Nonamey Nonamey
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 5, 2009

    I Run Xc

     I have run xc for 2 years, and I am now going on three years. I love it, because it is not like track. You get to go different distances, and you get to go on different terrain. Plus, there can be more varsity. (7 varsity vs. 1 or 2 varsity per event in track.)
    nali nali
    Aug 1, 2009
    Smileydork Smileydork
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Sep 5, 2015

    First meet is Monday!

    !! Aghhh I'm so excited! Hopefully I don't drop dead hahaha, but it will be fun. Sadly though I have to devote the rest of my summer to practices.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 14, 2014

    Regionals next Saturday.

    I'm getting ready to run one hell of a race.
    LegsOfJames LegsOfJames
    18-21, M
    Oct 19, 2014

    I just ran my first meet/5K.

    My time was 28:05. It isn't that good, but I wasn't last :)
    ConnerC123 ConnerC123
    18-21, M
    5 Responses Aug 29, 2015

    No Improvement

    So cross training has been going on since june 18 and for a full month I went i saw little improvement. I stopped going for a week and I lost the little improvement I had made, so I stopped going but I still wanna be on the team (every1 makes it) idk what to do is there a plan to...
    XoalleaXo XoalleaXo
    18-21, F
    Jul 25, 2009

    Well this is gonna be my first year actually.

    Haha, wish me luck?? Oh and I'd LOVE some advice if anyone has time!! :D~
    thanamesnyaa thanamesnyaa
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 7, 2014


    okay so there is this course we run on grant line park, its near sac state.  it is measured perfectly for the two mile and three mile course for lower and upper division.  last year (junior year) i was to run the three mile course for the first time but that day i had a...
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    1 Response Jul 12, 2009

    Team picture today 😇😊 I'm down on the

    right lol In the sweatshirt
    Smileydork Smileydork
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 12, 2015

    Had a meet today. We ran a D1 race

    when we were in D2. It was hell.
    ConnerC123 ConnerC123
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Sep 19, 2015

    I got 54 place in mt.

    sac(look it up) and 5 place at my championships.
    cthemonkey cthemonkey
    26-30, M
    Oct 26, 2015

    Any fellow runner out there wanna help me with

    this project? The painting will represent my relationship with running, but i need to figure out what to do with the ground.. I was thinking mud fading into track surface, but i havent a clue what to do with the background after that either. Halp
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2014

    My first meet is tomorrow.

    I know I won't win, but its a personal victory lol.
    ConnerC123 ConnerC123
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Aug 28, 2015

    This will be my second year being on the team.

    I love it! Running is so much fun. I love the feeling. And it always makes me feel better if I'm feeling down. Best sport ever!
    Smileydork Smileydork
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 13, 2015

    I Need Workouts

    I'm the fastest kid on my team but not by much. The state championship is all on my back. I need workouts to help me gain endurance and speed. Thank you
    Wedgier2515 Wedgier2515
    41-45, M
    May 21, 2013
    deleted deleted
    Aug 29, 2014

    Since 9th Grade

    been running since ninth grade. We run about 3-6 miles per day during the season.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jun 9, 2009
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