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Cross Country Season

Posted October 12th, 2009 at 05:37 PM by arp12
I'll put the results of our XC meets here. I had previously been posting in a thread in the Hangout, but I thought a blog might be a better place for it.

I'd run regularly all summer and in past summers, but this was my first time on the school XC team (I'm in 8th grade).

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Wasn't really sure which thread to put this in...

Today my school's XC team had the first meet. It was an away meet, and their course was 1.8 miles. For boys our team went 1, 2, 3, 4, me being 4th with a time of 13:25. At the final straght I sprinted ahead of the other school's top runner. Basically, we crushed them. We also won for the girls, though it was closer. I'm looking forwrd to the next meet in a week.

(SuperEsenwein finished either 18th or 28th)
(I actually found out later that the girls lost.)
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Home meet. 2 miles. 14:02. 8th overall for boys, 2nd best of our team. We lost. I think I run better when it's cold.
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Home meet vs. the team we share with. We also invited another team to come. 2 miles. 13:21(really happy about this- that's over 40 seconds improvement). 11th overall for boys(though I think I got 10th- the person deciding was from the other town), 3rd best of our team. It was pretty close, though we might've lost. This verifies that I run better when it's cold.
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Away meet vs. the biggest team in the league. 1.7 miles. Don't know my time yet. I got 7th (though I was really close to 6th) which was 2nd of our team. Our best runner wasn't there (might've fractured his foot), but we still gave them a run for their money.
(I actually still don't know my time. Maybe they'll tell us tomorrow.)

And our most recent meet was Thursday. They had a pretty complicated course that was 2.1 miles. I felt really worn out so I just tried to keep up the whole race, then I sprinted the last .1 mile. That got me 5th, almost catching 4th place. I was 4th out of the team. My time was 13:56, which is I think the fastest I've gone. My pacing could have been better though; it's hard for me to judge with my energy level and differing distances.

Our best runner is out for the season with a stress fracture in his foot. Now that makes me our 2nd best runner. We're a little over halfway through the season, so I guess I'll make a second blog post when it's over.
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Creationist's Avatar
Nice times! Im a freshmen running xc, and my PRs are 14:45 for a 2.25 mile and 21:25 for a 5k. Does your school ever run 5ks?
Posted October 12th, 2009 at 09:43 PM by Creationist Creationist is offline
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arp12's Avatar
Unfortunately we don't run 5ks. I'm actually better at longer distances.
Posted October 12th, 2009 at 09:56 PM by arp12 arp12 is offline
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Creationist's Avatar
same. Speed is not my strength, unless its the last 150 meters.
Posted October 13th, 2009 at 05:22 PM by Creationist Creationist is offline
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Einar's puppy's Avatar
My school's got a pretty decent cross country team. I hate running, or even just moving quickly, so I'm not on it of course but still...
Posted October 14th, 2009 at 05:23 PM by Einar's puppy Einar's puppy is offline
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arp12's Avatar
Well today I came in 13th at a home meet. I would've done much better, but I slammed into a pole at the beginning. So I had to make up 30 seconds while running injured.
Posted October 15th, 2009 at 05:22 PM by arp12 arp12 is offline
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EternalThanos86's Avatar
Glad to see a blog about XC. I was able to partcipate in high school, and be an alternate for the state team my freshman year (we run 5K's in Wisconsin). Our team ended up winning the state meet by 1 point! I loved cross country for the great camaraderie and fun, and my PR was 15:58. Best wishes!
Posted October 15th, 2009 at 09:13 PM by EternalThanos86 EternalThanos86 is offline
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Creationist's Avatar
On Wednesday, I broke my PR by 1:10. 20:15 baby!
Posted October 16th, 2009 at 03:09 PM by Creationist Creationist is offline
 
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