In My Own Words: Freshmen Lauren Edwards talks about preparing for today's Cross Country meet

In My Own Words

In this installment of In My Own WordsLauren Edwards gives an overview of Cross Country and what it takes to compete.  
I'm a part of the cross country team, and one thing that I enjoy doing is running. At cross country we run a minimum of two miles every day.

Although we are running by ourselves, this is a team sport. It has taught me many things, including sportsmanship, endurance, and nutrition.

On Monday at practice we ran the perimeter of the school starting at the high school and going right towards the water tower, then ending back at the high school. On Tuesday we did the same thing but going left towards the baseball fields. Either way the perimeter is 2.3 miles. On Wednesday we went for a 30 minute "free run" as an easy day because the team had a meet on Thursday.

At the meet my goal for a time is 18:00 which is a good time to be able to beat by the end of the season.

The morning leading up to the meet it is always very important to remember to eat breakfast and stay hydrated. I have to drink at least one bottle of water throughout the day to make sure I'm hydrated. For lunch it is important to eat something that isn't greasy, I ate a Cesar salad. Then it's time to run!

Come out to support the Pioneers as they race against Elizabethtown this afternoon at 4:15 pm here at the track stadium.

--By Lauren Edwards, LS News reporter

In My Own Words is a first person written series that highlights Lampeter-Strasburg High School students activities.

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