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Everyday at practice The Kamiakin XC team puts in the time. We focus on working our hardest and never giving up. the moment you begin to think you can no longer do it, keep going. when it hurts, know that your getting better and improving yourself and your team. The work you put in is the ultimate decider of what you get out of it. Today our XC team ran and did 10x400 meter sprints. The goal was 8, but then the coach suprised us and said if you did it in under 90 seconds you must do 2 more. The option was also given to anyone that got more than 90 seconds, however was not required.We had 2 girls continue to run. they dug deep and did more then they ever thought possible. That effort demands respect! They are now more mentally strong for it!
Contributed by Sarah Gastman
"You're fine." "I don't care." "I didn't hear any thunder." "What are we doing today?....We're running!!!" "I'm making you better!" "Aren't you proud? You're the only ones crazy enough to be outside right now!" (It was sleeting) (During abs) "Only 20 seconds left...you can do anything for 20 seconds!" (During Planks) "If you look like a TP you're doing it wrong!"
Contributed by Elizabeth Tsang
Cross country running is the equivalent of all other sport's punishments. I like to run, it makes me smile. I think I'll run another mile. Run like you stole something! Cross-country finally a good use for golf courses. Second place is the first place loser. If you can't win, make the guy ahead of you break the record.
Contributed by Tina Ward
You have to stretch before exercise Stretching before exercise is the main way to improve performance and avoid injury, everyone stretches … but researchers have been finding that it actually slows you down. Experts reveal that stretching before a run can result in a 5 percent reduction of efficiency; meanwhile, Italian researchers studying cyclists confirmed that stretching is counterproductive. Furthermore, there has never been sufficient scientific evidence that pre-exercise stretching reduces injury risk. www.mnn.com
Contributed by Vanessa Lam