As the Styx song says - "Too much time on my hands"!
Being at home offers us more time to run, but also more opportunity for procrastination! Most runners are used to squeezing runs into our normally busy schedules. Now, rather than getting up early we sleep in. When we do get up in the morning we decide to wait until the weather is warmer, or until the wind stops blowing or some other reason. Then the afternoon comes and we get side tracked, or the rain comes, etc.... You know the drill!
Here are tips for adjusting to our new norm.
First have a plan! Know what your running plan is for each week. Start with a rough mileage goal, then plot out your days. Avoid running the same distance and pace each day. You need a long run, some easy days, maybe a tempo day and a day that you can work in some faster "pickups" or "Intervals". Also plan days off as needed!
After you decide what type of run for each day, plan what time of the day you are going to run. Morning, noon or night! Once you make that decision, tell someone in your household so they can help you be accountable!
Finally, decide where to run. A confirmed course gives you a defined start and finish point, so you are less likely to cut your run off early. Loops are sometimes mentally easier to complete as opposed to out and back courses. New locations are often mentally invigorating and make the time go by faster!
A few minutes planning out your run week takes all the decision making out of the day to day so you can accomplish your goals!
To quote Quenton Cassidy (Once a Runner) " These questions had been considered a long time ago, decisions were made, answers recorded, and the book closed. If it had to be re-opened every time the going got rough, he would spend more time rationalizing than training; his log would start to disclose embarrassing information, perhaps blank squares."
Congrats to the DH Conley Vikings for winning the Boys and Girls ECC XC Championship!
Peyton Walters of Conley was the boys champion and Hana Smith of New Bern was the girls champion.
Results are posted online at NC.Milesplit.com
Photos courtesy of Coach Val Rutledge
Boys Mile marker and Finish Line photos
Girls mile marker and finish line photos
Pitt County MS XC championship
Tue, Oct 22, 2019 at Boyd Lee Park
Online web results posted at NC.Milesplit.com
Boys Championship (download PDF)
Girls Championship (download PDF)
Boys JV (download PDF)
Girls JV (download PDF)
PHOTOS - Boys Championship
PHOTOS- Girls Championship
Photos - JV Race
Thank you DH Conley runners for all the help at the finish line!
Women's 6k - PDF HTML
Men's 8k - PDF HTML
We apologize for the delay in posting the results. There were some runners who chips did not read so we reviewed the backup video to ensure that captured all of the runners. If you have questions feel free to contact Choo Justice at email@example.com
ECU Cross Country will host the 25th annual Pirate Collegiate XC Invitational at Lake Kristi on Friday Oct. 18th. Coach Choo Track Club will provide the timing and announcing. Admission and parking are free! Additional info will be available at www.ecupirates.com
750 middle and high school runners from 45 different schools along with 100 community runners made the 2019 Bo Run a huge success. Top ranked teams from all over Eastern NC traveled to Greenville seeking competition against other top teams. Hot weather did not stop the runners from racing hard and posting some of the fastest times in the history of the meet.
MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS
PHOTOS FROM ALL RACES
COMMUNITY RACE RESULTS
In the Boys Championship First Flight HS from the Outer Banks edged out Greenville's DH Conley 35-48. Zach Hughes (First Flight) was the top individual, setting a meet and course record of 15:46. Boys Championship Results
In the Girls Championship Wake Forest's Heritage HS scored 47 pts to edge out Topsail HS (Wilmington) and West Carteret (Morehead City). Freshman Kaitlyn Obremski of Topsail ran a meet and course record time of 18:25 to defeat defending champion Jenna Reiter of West Carteret. Girls Championship Results
In the Invitational races Camden County defeated Rocky Mount to win the Girls race, while DH Conley defeated South Lenoir (Kinston) in the boys race. Winterville's AG Cox won the boys middle school race and Rocky Mount Middle took the girls title.