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626 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: May 7, 2007 8:48 PM by rcs1507 RSS
rcs1507 Rookie 7 posts since
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May 7, 2007 1:20 PM

First year of college running

For those of you guys who run/are going to run in college...what kind of times were you running going into your first year of college xc (1600,3200, 5K).  And how did you do with the 8K?  How hard was it for you to adjust to the 8K distance?

  • alexanderthegr8042 Legend 1,228 posts since
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    1. Dec 25, 2007 2:18 AM (in response to rcs1507)
    Re: First year of college running

    Going into school I was running 16:40s for 5km.
    At school I ran mid-27ish for 8km.
    Not a difficult adjustment but in high school XC we ran 7km so that might have made a difference. The jump to 10km in university is pretty tough though.

    I assume you're trying to get an idea of what you'll be capable of running next year. What are you running now and I (or someone else here) could give you a pretty decent indicator. But remember times aren't that important in your first year. Adjusting to the work is what matters.

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  • neverenough Pro 159 posts since
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    2. Dec 25, 2007 2:18 AM (in response to rcs1507)
    Re: First year of college running

    quote:


    Originally posted by alexanderthegr8:

    But remember times aren't that important in your first year. Adjusting to the work is what matters.


     



    What do you mean by this?

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  • Crazy1004 Legend 1,032 posts since
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    3. May 7, 2007 5:13 PM (in response to rcs1507)
    Re: First year of college running

    Low 16 for 5k.



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  • alexanderthegr8042 Legend 1,228 posts since
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    4. Dec 25, 2007 2:18 AM (in response to rcs1507)
    Re: First year of college running

    quote:


    Originally posted by neverenough:

    What do you mean by this?

    [http://This message has been edited by neverenough (edited May-07-2007).|http://This message has been edited by neverenough (edited May-07-2007).]


     



    In your first year at college most coaches will understand that there is a huge change in your lifestyle and most likely a change in your training. They won't be expecting you to go out and dominate in your freshman year. Their goal is to get the most out of you by the time you finish college (and beyond).
    This is also part of the reason why so many runners redshirt their first season.

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