With all of my posting about running and training, I decided to spend a little time focusing on the people I spend miles and miles running with. That would be my cross-country team. As captain of the Saint Michael’s College Women’s Cross-Country team, my teammates mean everything to me. They push me through hard workouts, encourage me on early morning runs, and share my happiness when I beat a personal best or our team wins a meet. So much of my life during the fall season is shared with these ladies.
Wednesday morning are our early practice days. While I can’t say I enjoy waking up at 6am for practice, getting an early start is a great feeling. Here is a picture of the sunrise I posted this morning on my Twitter on the way to practice.
I know how I feel about morning practice, but it’s just common knowledge that no one likes getting up early. Something about getting practice done in the morning and having the rest of the day to get things done is a nice feeling though.
From the tweet above, you can see my fellow senior feels the same!
Wednesdays we work on strength. We use circuit training designed by our coach to build our upper body and core strength. Saint Michael’s recently put a new varsity gym in for athletes, so it’s a great space for us to take over and get going. Take a look at this picture of the gym I tweeted while there this morning.
The gym is great but some do feel more could be brought in.
After about 35 minutes of strength training, the team goes on a 45 minute run to cap it all off.
An hour and a half later we are all done and headed back home to shower, have some breakfast and get our day going! 8:30am and already worked out? Feeling good if you ask me! Be sure to keep up with Saint Michael’s Women’s Cross-Country on our Facebook page for more details on the team and our upcoming races.