today we did 1000s
2 miles warm up, 3 x 1000m @3:35-45, mile cool down
they were on our course, so with small hills and uneven grass which did nothing good for my already aching ankles.
GUYS omg omg i’m so happy, i finally broke 21 minutes on a legit cross country course! (~20:50??) and on a school night ;) and also came in second for my team. i feel so strong right now wow wow wow. and of course my coach barely says anything and tries to downplay the fact that i did good by repeatedly saying how everyone was really spent from yesterday’s workout (i was absent yesterday) but little does he know i did my own fricking hard workout at home. all this because i beat my friend who usually beats me. like god forbid i get too much credit for having a good race?? whatever, it’s times like these where i realize that no one else matters in all this but myself and really i’m doing it for me, not anyone else. i’m not here to please anyone. i’m happy happy happy and this really gets me pumped for friday! i’m ready to hit in the low 20s, with the ultimate goal of breaking 20 at districts.
woooo! ok I’m so excited to talk about my meet! so this meet is probably the biggest invitational in our state - it’s on the state course, which equals lots of hills. so my plan was to go out slow but my first mile was 6 minutes flat which freaked me about a bit, but worked out in my favor. I picked it up on the third mile and surprisingly felt pretty good the whole time, passing a few people. then there’s a final steep hill about 100m before the finish line so that’s a killer. Coming down the final straightaway I saw the clock and was completely surprised because it was something like 20:40 so I was like holy shit yes I want to break 21!! So I hit the mat at 20:59 and was so happy and ahhhh but I missed medalling by 4 spots, only the top 20 medal at this meet. then i found out that my official time was 21:01 because fat time or whatever i guess but i am so mad about that. oh and I actually peed my pants like pee literally streaming down my leg GOODBYE. but I’m so fricking happy I cut 2 minutes off my time from last year’s race here!
today was an alright day despite having 2 tests. let me just say that taking conceptual and not honors physics was the best decision ever. i think this class will easily be a B+ class and and A if i work hard, so this is good news! then again, the fact that i thought i did well is most likely an indicator of the opposite… hmm. also i think i have no emotions. i literally don’t. what is the definition of stress??? and stressed people piss me off. ok so today was supposed to be a speed workout, but hallelujah there is a god our coach changed his mind and sent us on a long run! but he wasn’t at practice, only the other coach was and she was like “i think we’re going to go on a 10 minute run today” and i actually have never felt such rage (after i laughed out loud and almost choked) WHAT ACTUALLY. and then i told her we’re doing a long run today, and then she’s like “…….well ok but only 30-40 mins” and then me and my friend are like NO SHUT THE HACK UP WE’RE DOING 8 MILES TODAY WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT (but not quite as forceful ha). so that’s my story i just needed to vent, sorry.
anyway.. the run was good. average pace was 7:40.. and a few of the miles were around 7:24 and we both felt good! it was perfect running weather, too. my knee hurt during the end and after i stretched and what not it hurt really really bad.
i just went on the most perfect run with the perfect playlist. ~5 miles at sub 8 minute pace and i felt really really good. perfect weather and everything ahhhh AND my knee didn’t bother me! only a bit at the end. i felt like i could’ve kept running for a few more miles at that pace, but it was starting to get dark and my parents get mad when i’m running at night. mood: HAPPYHAPPYHAPPY
i came in 3rd place at the 2.9 road race today! i came in second on my team which rocks because i’m 3rd runner. my time was 18:49 and i’m not even going to try to convert it because the grass and hills on a real course make a huge difference… this meet was a confidence booster, at least!