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Discussion: track

in: HGaston; HGaston > 2008-01-29

Jan 30, 2008 1:27 AM # 
I have an idea about you and track. I'm not sure why i'm posting it here though. You could talk with Ted and see if you could go to practices only 3 days a week or something like that and do orienteering training the other 2 days (kind of like Marjorie with XC and swimming). Then you'd get orienteering training in at the same time as running track.
Jan 30, 2008 2:41 AM # 
hmmmm.....that's an idea. Because then my shins might also not completely attack me like they normally do from our lovely sprinting-around-the-track episodes.

But imagine not having to go to 2 hours of track every day or do that amazing 30-minute warmup with the 15-minute pep talk about stopwatches....not that I don't appreciate the importance of stopwatches or anything ;-)


My favorite things about track:

Running faster
The ice bucket
Swimming in Haller Lake

My least favorite things about track:

The ice bucket
Ted's workouts
That interminable warm-up routine
Leaving school at 6:00
Jan 30, 2008 2:49 AM # 
even if you came to some practices, I'd be happy (and you'd get into better shape at sprinting). if you want, think about if the good outweigh the bad since you have almost an equal number of each. there are some things you won't be able to avoid (Ted's workouts, the warm-up, etc.), but maybe you could find ways to do track and avoid some of the other things (not running every day would help with your shins, skipping abs would help with leaving school at 6, etc.).
Jan 30, 2008 3:04 AM # 
It's just so nice to toy with the idea of having free time in the spring--to maybe sit on the quad in the sunshine or toss a frisbee around, go for nice long SLOW runs and maybe jump in the lake and go swimming, sleep...doesn't it sound excellent?

You're probably right though--I *should* do're a bad influence, you know Tori :-).

And advising me to skip abs--what would Ted say? ;-)

Okay, okay, you *probably* win.
Jan 30, 2008 8:10 PM # 
Tori will you come and push my to train to!! ;) Holly your lucky you have her around hehe
Jan 31, 2008 12:37 AM # 
when Holly runs/does track, I have someone to train with (well, there are other people I train with too), and that helps keep *me* motivated.
Jan 31, 2008 12:39 AM # 
I really need to find someone! too bad i'm the only girl on the track team again this year :(
Jan 31, 2008 12:49 AM # 
that's really sad. how many people go to your school?
Jan 31, 2008 1:09 AM # 
we have about 245 people and about maybe 6-8 guys on the track team and me lol
Jan 31, 2008 4:15 AM # 
Wow, Alison, your team is so small! Maybe you could recruit some teammates...
Feb 1, 2008 1:20 AM # 
Pink Socks:
An ice bucket sounds so awesome right now.
Feb 1, 2008 1:29 AM # 
Yeah my team is super small! And i have tried so hard to recruit teammates and it just isn't working! any ideas on good ways to recruit? as what i'm doing isn't working.

and ice is amazing! i'm icing my knee right now and it feels great, freezing but great. can you get addicted to ice?
Feb 1, 2008 2:29 AM # 
Ice bucket? Hah, ice buckets, hah hah hah. More like "garbage cans filled with ice water that Holly and Tori coerce Catherine to immerse her lower extremeties in" at Interscholastics =P
Feb 1, 2008 6:50 PM # 
Yeah pretty much Catherine! But i'm actually really starting to like icing my knee though. Frozen Mango chucks from Trader Joe's i found out work really well (yeah we don't have a big enough ice pack yet)

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