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September 19, 2015

5000 meters

Upper 80s

Girls Invitational Results (10:15 am)

Harrier

Place

Time

 

Sarah Staehle   

24

22:01

 

Sydney Barker

40

22:31

 7 Second PR

Serena Palmer

102

24:02

 10 Second PR

Beth Armacost

128

25:07

 

Amanda Lee 

170

27:04

 

We had several girls not racing because of scheduling conflicts, and a couple more not racing due to injury. The team had a difficult workout on Thursday two days before the race. We were pleased with several performances considering the quality and volume of work the girls completed the week prior. We are looking forward to a little rest before the Durham City-County Championships next Tuesday!

5:03 1-5 Gap, 24:09 Average
12th out of 28 teams with 404 points


Boys' Invitational Results (10:00am)

Harrier

Place

Time

Coach Mulligan’s Comments

Casey Thompson (jr)

20

16:50

Perhaps a little too quick at the mile

Matthew Staehle (jr)

34

17:12

I think 5-5:10 better suits you now

Justice Scott (sr)

37

17:13

Mr. Consistency 2015

Sam Terry-Edmunds (so

59

17:34

Headed in the right direction

Wesley Ellis (sr)

93

17:58

We’re training to be great in October

Quinton Meyer (jr)

100

18:03

Gotta run your race – all the time

Austin Rooks (sr)

145

18:41

Running changes for all of us

Coleman Deans (sr)

200

19:21

Looks like the week got to you

1:08 1-5 Gap (Not bad considering…)

7th place out of 36 teams with 240 points

Boys' JV Results (11:00am)

Thomas Armacost (jr)

24

18:37

This was a good race for you

Karna Morey (so)

35

18:55

Pretty good – you came on strong

Kerwin De Paz-Donis (fr)

41

19:05

You finally got on a true XC course

Xavier Gomez (fr)

47

19:19*

Pretty good, part timer

Nathan Barrier (so)

50

19:23*

Nice job competing

Tyler Dunston (fr)

82

19:58

The weight of the week was a lot

Joshua Egan (fr)

94

20:17

Legitimate time on a good course

Anthony Board (jr)

102

20:27*

Let’s aim for sub 20 now

Ednan Ochieng (so)

108

20:34

Keep working to be stronger

John Felton (sr)

114

20:39*

Improving is nice…

5th out of 23 teams with 161 points

*PRs

Expectations were completely unrealistic (based on our recent training runs). The workload from the week demanded a great deal of energy and this showed today; the tired legs were a result of the culmination of a few hard weeks. I believe the nature of the workouts was hard and some workouts were run too hard. We aren’t training to run PR’s in September. We are training to run our best in October. Training at a high level and racing at a high level does not happen simultaneously.  You cannot have both and to expect both is unrealistic.

You’re likely to feel worse before you feel better. I don’t anticipate you will feel great until the championship phase of the season. Some of you care too much about other teams and their development. Invest your thoughts and energies in your own development and don’t compromise your own improvement by worrying about what somebody else is doing or what some other team is doing. The only thing you can control is your own progress so invest all your focus on getting fitter and stronger. Keep in mind the destination which is to run our best in the championship phase of the season and not now. If your pride cannot handle the bruising and you don’t have faith in yourself or the training, then you will have a ‘bad’ fall. You should not allow poor performances (at this stage) to humble you.

There are no guarantees in running and racing. There are some certainties though. Those with negative attitudes and outlooks will attain negative results. Those with positive attitudes who pursue excellence with enthusiasm and industriousness will be rewarded with ‘wanted’ results. It is not easy to understand the process of training, but know this – there are phases that are quite grueling and if done properly, they cause physiological change. The physiological changes do not happen over-night, nor do they happen without work and sometimes toil. Have a positive mindset and work with confidence towards athletic greatness.