Monday, August 23, 2010

XC Season

Cross country season has begun! Actually, it officially started last week, but I had to miss that because of the summer job (which has now ended). Felt really nice to be with the team again. Honored to be an assistant coach in a well run program with a great group of kids and a XC guru for a head coach.

I went ahead on the two mile warmup and reached the cemetery and ran an additional two miles there while the others arrived. Helped time the kids on their time trials, then ran the two miles back.

The run over is only slightly hilly, but the one mile course at the cemetery is actually very hilly.  Makes for a great workout. Felt much better than I did yesterday, confirming the bad breakfast theory. Today, had a fruit smoothie and felt 100%.

Ran 4.0 miles @ 6:49/mile pace. (pre-practice)
Ran 2.1 miles @ 7:07/mile pace. (post-practice)
Paved roads.
Moderately hilly.
Around 60 degrees, overcast, light rain.
Saucony Kinvara, shorts, short sleeved shirt.

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