This was a busy week as the NIACC XC teams sharpened for the trip to Ina, Illinois for the National Junior College Athletic Association national championships. On a personal note, I was frustrated with how difficult I'm finding my knees feeling while running. I've been pressing a bit because I always try to perform well at the Living History Farms Race in Des Moines as it's coming up this next Saturday!
The teams did a great job of coming together for Nationals. The women ended up placing 24th after dropping out of the top 25 by the end of the season. The men ended up placing 5th after falling to 12th in the ratings prior to the race. Results are here.
Monday - 6 miles (a lot of ankle pain as if sprained or strained)
Tuesday - two sessions of 5 miles each (fast hiking)
Wednesday - 6 miles
Thursday - 5.5 miles (ran the women's course then hiked in the evening)
Friday - 4 miles (ran 2 of the xc course then hiked in the evening)
Saturday - 2.5 miles
Sunday - 7 miles for a weekly total of 41 miles.