Monday, September 26, 2011

XC #2

This past Thursday was Sarah’s 2nd meet. It was a MUGGY and warm afternoon, and it had rained HARD all night and in the morning, so the course was slippery. Sarah came in 5th (though scored as 4th due to one runner not qualifying because her team doesn’t have enough runners) and ran a 10:30. She started out too fast, and didn’t have much left by the end. She’s learning a lot about pacing! The coaches are working hard on training her and getting her ready for high school and she’s learning. So, even though she felt crummy and the humid air caused most of the runners to wheeze, and the course was really slippery, she had a pretty good race! Last year she ran that course at the first race of the season and ran an 11:21, so that’s a lot of improvement!



The coach giving last minute instructions to the girls before the race.



On her way into the chute at the end of the race.

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