November 22, 2019

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3nd year student (senior) in high school in Japan.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 988.00
Total Distance

AM: Did a mile warm up. Then ran 5K at 100%. I gave it everything I had. My time was 17:11 (3:36, 3:24, 3:23, 3:26, 3:22). This was a big PR for me. I am pretty sure the distance is close to being accurate, because where I run it is a running course that is marked every 1K. Anyway I had absolutely nothing left at the end. Ended off with a 1 mile cool down.

PM: Ran an easy 6 miles.

This evening, my hips and back are really hurting. Especially, when I lay down, the ache is so bad I cannot sleep. I hope I didn't hurt myself today. I really gave it everything I had.

I felt good about the time today, but that is still not good enough to make our A team for Ekiden. With one of the members from the Ekiden graduating last year, there is one spot open. She ran the 6K leg of the race. There is a 6K, 4.1K, 3K, 3K, and 5K leg. I don't know if any of the other existing members will move up to fill the 6K spot, or if the 6K spot will be open. It doesn't really matter. I am not fast enough yet to fill any of the spots yet. They are all averaging about 3:20/1K or faster. I still have 1 1/2 month before our official team workouts start for Ekiden.

From Sasha Pachev on Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 17:18:29 from

Congratulations on a 5 K PR. This is good enough to get into a good number of US colleges. What are your plans after you graduate from high school?

From Sasha Pachev on Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 13:20:11 from

Another thought - if you cannot outrun your competition, you can try to outlast it. Which means if you train reasonably applying a moderate effort, and are wise about recovery, you make gradual improvements without getting injured. Your competition in the meantime makes mistakes in training and recovery and one by one disappears as they fall victim to injuries and/or burnout. Eventually your times become good enough to win something somewhere.

From Eva Splaine on Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 14:01:14 from

After graduating from High School, I am not sure if I will enter a university immediately after graduation, or work for a while to save some money.

I plan on serving an LDS mission, so I would like to save some money for that.

The universities that I am interested in are: BYU (the tuition there is attractive and I am interested in it because it is a church school). University of Washington because our home in the USA is in Seattle, University of Illinois (because my Grandfather is in Champaign-Urbana Illinois and I could live with him while going to school).

After this coming Ekiden season in Japan is finished, my competitive running career will also come to an end. Right now I don't plan on running in College (that could change though, never know).

Your advice about training is good! I have been in the "train hard and get injured" situation. I am just getting back into serious training again after almost two years being injured with a broken ankle and achilles problems. I will try to follow your advice.

Also, a little over a month ago you mentioned to me about eccentric contraction exercises. I have been doing them everyday for over a month now, and I feel they have really made a difference in my running.

From Sasha Pachev on Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 16:00:22 from

It is wonderful that you want to serve a mission. Somehow I missed the news that you got baptized. Or were you planning on getting baptized in the future and then serving a mission?

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