Friday, December 13, 2013

Club XC '13

Tomorrow I will run my second race as a Brooks Beast.  Our distance women’s crew is putting together a team for the club cross country championships in Bend, Oregon.   Although this race isn’t a huge deal in the elite running world in terms of money or prestige, it is so much fun to get to compete on a team.  Since graduating from college, the only times I have gotten to run for other people as been representing the U.S. or last year with Team USA Minnesota at club xc nationals.  There is something about competing for a team that can bring out the best in people, especially if they care for one another.  I am still getting to know my teammates (Angela Bizzari, Jessica Tebo, Deb Maier, and Brie Felnagle), but they are all awesome women, and I want to make them proud.

The course is a tough one – we are just about always going uphill or downhill on the course, and I was winded just doing the pre-meet.  But I do well with tough conditions and courses, so I’m excited!

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