Nov 12 2011
Cross Country Unit Analysis/Reflection
|03.10.11||Negishi||2||17.17||Haven’t being running for a long time. Felt great but almost vomited after the run.||Under 16.00I will not walk and keep running.|
|06.10 .11||Negishi||2||15.59||Glad that I improved my time by more than one minute. But I still feel like vomiting after my run.||Under 15.30I will not make unnecessary moves (vertical move).|
|11.10.11||Negishi||2||16.24||Got slower than last time because of lack of sleep. I need to improve my daily lifestyle.||Under 15.30Take enough sleep.|
|13.10.11||Negishi||2||15.25||Had a good sleep yesterday, which made my time much faster than last time.||Under 15.00I will learn to breathe in a way that does not make me tired.|
|24.10.11||Negishi||2||14.15||Had my first personal practice run. Really felt good with my new shoes.||Under 14.00I will wear my new shoes more regularly so I can get used to my shoes.|
|25.10.11||Negishi||2||13.59||Second personal practice run. Felt like getting used to my shoes.||Under 13.30Continuously try to explore the best breathing method that makes me not tired.|
|31.10.11||Negishi||2||?||I wasn’t able to record my time but it was clear that I was slower than my personal practice. Today’s lesson was that I needed to practice running daily; then I won’t be able to improve or keep my time.||Under 13.30Try to practice daily whenever I am free with my schedules.|
|3.11.11||—||—||—||I was sick this day.||Under 13.30Continuously try to practice daily whenever I am free with my schedules.|
|8.11.11||Negishi||2||15.25||Probably the sickness resulted as this time. I need to maintain my health.||Under 15.00Be healthy. Eat well and take nutrients.|
|10.11.11||Negishi||2||15.01||I have made a wrong decision. I thought that eating high-energy foods before running was good for my running, but actually exercise after eating causes stomachache. I also almost vomited.||Last run so no goals.|
While I was running, I was all right during the first lap; the problem was the second lap. My feet started to get heavy. After every run, I really felt great with a feeling of accomplishment. But I still wonder what makes me feel like vomiting. I will not regret on my actual run because for each run I have tried my best and I have promised to myself that I will never give up.
As the same time, I had to use my brain a little bit and think of strategies to make my run successful. And here are the strategies I came up with:
- Breathing techniques – I had a look on the Internet. The best way to breathe is the way with two exhalations and one inhalation.
- Ways of running – Move horizontally, not vertically; this was my mother’s lesson from last year.
- Self-talk – This technique encourages me to be more confident on my running. Self-talk is more effective when I am prepared with my techniques and lifestyle.
- Better shoes – I need to buy running shoes that fit my feet shape. In my case shoes that have a sole with enough cushion and repulsion seemed to be right for me.
How will I rate myself in a range of 1-8 within this unit? : 6, although my final performance was not necessarily great, I think I was able to successfully analyze and explore how I can run through long distance faster.