During cross country, I tried not to walk as much as I can, and I felt extremely tired after I finished. I never really felt “sick”, but I was always tired and my head hurt. On the last practice run (November 9th), I started to cough quite a lot since I have asthma. I really enjoyed the 4th practice run (October 14th), because that was when I was fastest, and it was when I was getting more used to cross country practice. This is my link to my table about cross country.
Even though I was getting better and faster each practice, I really needed to cheer for more students after I finished. I usually forgot to cheer for some of my friends, and I think I needed to improve on that.
My first outcome goal, and it usually didn’t change, but it was too run under at least 15 minutes. My process goal was to not stop on the first lap, and keep on going until I was really out of breath.
After the run, I wasn’t really sick, besides feeling tired, and coughing after the run. I didn’t have any injuries, and I wasn’t really proud with myself till I heard my time, which was 14 minutes 59 seconds. I was happy with myself because it was my second fastest time.
I didn’t listen to any music because we weren’t allowed to listen to music on the real cross country day. I just kept on thinking about my breathing, to breathe in and out. I also tried to listen to the sound of my footsteps, because it made me able to realize how slow or fast my pace was. I also used self talk most of the time. I kept on saying to myself not to stop on the first lap, and thinking that I won’t be able to clear my outcome and process goal. I also kept on thinking that my friends will be waiting for me, and they will encourage me when I was near to the end. I did do more practice on my own, and I didn’t record my time on my own, because I did many laps as I wanted. But when I was running on my own, I listened to music.
I think I get an 5 out of 8, because I think I would have done better, if I practiced more during the one week break after the field studies. Because I didn’t set myself an goal when I was practicing on my own, and I just kept on running. I should have done to set myself a goal, for example, to run around my house less than 13 minutes or something. Then, I would have probably got a better time.