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    was instructed to make a circle. Before we began our warm-ups Mr. Butcher had brought me into the center of the circle of over 50 athletes. He gave me a warm introduction, and demanded that I be welcomed. As the season continued, my 5k Meter times fell further and further. I felt myself becoming more agile and significantly more positive. This was the beauty of our coach and team dynamic. Positivity was encouraged, rewarded and modeled for us. It was never about being the winning team, it was about

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    urge you in every step can give you a great boost of confidence and energy like no other. At West, there is at least one event that goes to State every year. Some of the runners strive themselves to break the school record by training, sweating, and running painstaking obstacles during and after practices. They may or may not win at State, but the feeling of participating

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    Robert Brault once said “where the loser saw barriers, the winner saw hurdles”. Ever since my junior year of high school this has been my modus operates in life and sports. My main event in Track and Field is the 300 meter, you guessed it, hurdles. However, simply devoting myself to live by this “code” was not enough; actions spoke louder than words in May 2015 when, leading my heat of the race, I clipped my trail leg on the second to last hurdle and was forced down into the track at 20 mph. I didn’t

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    "One Stride at a Time “SET,” The starter exclaims as our 4x400 team and all the others wait in anticipation; the whole stadium is in absolute silence. Then, BANG, the starting pistol has goes off. The battle for the fastest 4x400 time in Arkansas has began. Bentonville High School’s team is composed of: Senior Billy Horton, Senior Harrison Shewmaker, Freshman Devin Dougherty, and myself. (I was a sophomore at the time.) This was my first time being on this relay team and I was petrified of

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    The time of my life where the path was “narrow and crooked,” but I felt like it was the right path for me what when I decided to participate in track and field my 8th grade year, in middle school. I felt as if participating in track and field was a “narrow and crooked “ path because I never would’ve thought that I would be good at the different events I took part in and as well as the adaptation of the new style of coaching. The events I did were the 100-meter dash, 4 x100 relay, and shot put. I

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    This is all about me…. One thing I am terrified about is running on gravel. The reason being that last mother’s day we were up climbing the Manitou Incline. After dieing up the mountain I decided that I had the energy to start to run down the mountain when we were about three miles from the parking lot I hit a small tiny rock and went flying. When I got up my pants were ripped and my legs hurt so bad. I looked at my elbow that was killing me and I saw blood dripping down my arm. We had to climb down

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    The best part about running is the fact that a person does not have to be the fastest or the most athletic to just go for a run. Running is an activity that humans have done for thousands of years. A person does not need to have any particular ability or skill to run because it is a natural concept. With that being said, even those who are intellectually disabled can run. Running has always been a big part of my life so coincidentally most of my life experiences originate from there. We had a young

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    Running Persuasive Essay

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    This shouldn’t be a goal to lose weight or conquer something out of the blue, there are risks that make a difference between running 6 miles and reaching mile 21. Once there is a solid foundation, the average running plan is around 12-29 weeks. A typical week of training will include a set amount of mileage (or time) to run. At first glance running plans have “3 mile runs” multiple times a week but if you look in detail there are runs ran at different paces (speeds)Farklek, a speed workout

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    Out With a Bang Cross country and track to an outsider, they can only be seen as running. Well, to a student of the sport they are both so much more. Runners are gathered to both, but there are plenty of variations between the two. Although I love both of these sports, if I had to side with one, I would choose track. These can commonly be seen in training, races, and people. The training in these sports is an enormous difference. In cross country a runner trains by going miles upon miles each day

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    Personal Narrative It was an extremely hot day at College Park at 5 p.m. This is the biggest event in my career. I’ve been focused on this career a long time. My dad has training with me everyday on learning the basic things to keep the flow going.This is why i work so hard every season for this event to come around. The track wasn’t even set up yet so I’m at home getting prepared, putting my track uniform on. My mom called me into her room telling me not to be scared when I run. I told my mom

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