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    The 5k Of Hell

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    minutes as it flew by quickly lining up for the Harwood High school invitational men's varsity race. Shaking a few peoples hands wishing them good luck before the race was the only thing I did besides a short warm up 100 yards out and back from the starting line. The chilling silence of the start over came from the runners to the fans to the workers the starter yelled "On your Mark" paused then quickly shot a cap gun off and we were off like horses leaving the gate, like birds out of a cage, like a snake

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    A Will To Win

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    lessons of perseverance and determination as was passed down from seniors to myself. My successes gave me the exhilarating feeling of winning a race. But more importantly my failures taught me to persevere and practice my hardest, because on the starting line your ethnicity, gender, or height matter very little. Running track gave many new experiences that forever shaped the person I am today. Although I am a member of many diverse communities... ... middle of paper ... ... had found my vocation:

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    mind of someone continually, intrusively, and to a troubling extent, how can me wanting to do my best be a troubling extent? Now for people not expecting much from me, I can some what see how people could, because of my asthma, my height, and I just starting feeling better from a week long pneumonia. My training up to this point started out, well lets start with when I first started telling people about how I was going to run and finish the mar... ... middle of paper ... ...ment, a tear rolled down

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    ball against the wall and the receiver has to catch it quickly. Weakness 5: Speed can be improved by doing shuttle runs. Shuttle runs are where you run a short distance for a certain period of time. So for netball a person will run from the back line of the court to the end of the first third and back again for a number of times and then will increase the amount of times they run per session to progress their speed.

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    Car Troubles

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    but it also drifts right into the trees, and it shakes at thirty and sixty m.p.h. Even with all of my car’s faults, nothing prepared me for its final act of cruelty. My lemon died thirty minutes before warm-ups for our big game, and I had the starting line up with me. Laura, Allison, Kristen, Kierra, and I had all packed into my two-door death trap to get a snack at Dunkin Donoughts. Being the responsible upper classman, I made sure we left with ample time to get ready for the game. Unfortunately

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    Od Shack Narrative

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    dining hall, along the cones. By then, our swimmer should have finished, so we’ll link arms and once we’re all there, we’ll jump into the boats.” Just as I was about to continue, the announcer told us to get ready to go. We quickly lined up at the starting line, and got in a position ready to blast off up the

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    FFA Speeches

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    I picked up my starting blocks and walked over to the white line along with the seven other girls right beside me. I rubbed the bitter cold from my arms, and took a deep breath. I went to work setting up my blocks, dropping the footholds into the slots that fit my specific measurements. The starter announced that we would have two more minutes to take some practice starts before he would call us to the line. I got down in my blocks, rose up, and finally sprang out of them, just as well as I had been

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    Finding Hope in Failure

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    and the clock read six o'clock. The deafening noise jolted us again, and there was only one way to make it stop. Chris picked up the phone and in a tired, drowsy voice, answered, "Hello." "Wake up call," I could hear Coach on the other end of the line. "Wake everyone else up in the room and the bus will leave at seven." "Okay," and with that, Chris hung up the telephone. I could hear him bury his head back into his pillow to try and get just a few more minutes of sleep before the big day.

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    practice run, I could feel my head throbbing from a headache. Thinking nothing of it, I continued to prepare for the big race. As soon as that light turned green that Saturday evening, I had no idea what was in store for me. I burst out of the starting line, and took the lead. Trying to hit each jump as crisp and smooth as I could to continue my momentum. Throughout the long race I could feel my body becoming weak as I struggled to stay up on my bike. Coming around on

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    English Story

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    I couldn’t believe it happened again I couldn’t believe it had happened again. The nightmares were merciless in their action of bombarding me with fright. I could see the starting line, feel the sweat drip down my back and hear the crowd’s anxious cries for me to win. Yet when I attempted to move my feet they would be stuck in thick tar and I couldn’t move. It was the same before every race; the fear I would not perform was paralysing. But this time I was taking no chances. I was training harder

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