IV. Today I would like to inform you about the benefits of running, along with the different formats of running races, both in high school, and out of high school.
There is also the competitive aspect of running. It is arguably one of the oldest sports alive, and a good race is always entertaining for most spectators. Competitive running exists on all levels. Young children can compete in age-group competitions up to the national level. High School State Championships are held throughout the country, with states like Texas and California attracting as many as 30,000 fans. A good high school prospect can earn a college scholarship (as I have) through running. The college scene has three different seasons (cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track).
WOW! So much has happened since June. The SV FFA and ag department had a rough start to our year losing three of our students who were on the FFA officer team to other schools. Even with this bump in the road, the four officers that remained visited Mt. Shasta City and had a blast bonding and learning more about each other at their officer retreat in August. Once school started we found three new officers and attended COLC (Chapter Officer Leadership Conference) where the entire team learned about their diverse leadership styles and were able to bond together as the official Surprise Valley FFA Chapter Officer Team for the 2017-2018 school year. If you see them around, congratulate President Cindy Hinze, V.P. Maddison Seely, Secretary Maya
I would consider myself to have been a very committed athlete in high school because I worked my behind off training for every season. Leaving my blood, sweat and tears on the track, not walking off of it until I felt I had accomplished what I set out to do. We don’t just run, we work. We work on speed, endurance, strength and technique. We work on teaching ourselves how running is mostly about mindset rather than a physical thing. We do this exercise where you run a 400 meters telling yourself you’re a brick, sounds kind of dumb, I know. But after you run another 400 meter telling yourself you are feather, telling yourself you’re like Mayweather “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” Without even realizing it, even after running the first 400 and being dead tired, we realize our times for the second lap were faster than the first! You have to tell your body what to do and be mentally in control so when you’re on your final 200 meters you can push yourself to limits you didn’t know you had. You will find very few track athletes who actually enjoy running themselves to death on a daily basis, but we do it because when you cross the finish and look up and see you name on the score board in a top place, you will want to relive the moment over and over again because it is absolutely priceless. Then when I received the letter telling me I had been offered a scholarship to run and jump at a D1 school, all the hard work I had been putting into this sport over the past four years felt completely worth
most student athletes get drafted after their first two years playing sports this will allow the athlete time to focus only on his sport to come to realization on if he can go to the pros or not. Starting classes your Jr year is a nice way to start to transition the student athlete mind to start thinking about life after sports, helping them realize that they might want to start focusing on life after sports. if students play the first two years without classes it will give them a chance to focuses all their energy on sports and health, and when they start to take classes by jr year it will act as a warning track for most athletes that wont make it to the pros giving them two free year of schooling after
Lemlem has been actively involved with College Track since the start of her junior year in high school. She comes to the center three to four times per week for several hours of tutoring, enrichment, and college prep work. Though most students start the program during their freshmen year, Lemlem got a late start. Being a mature student, she realized that she could not fully commit to the program and did not want to take a spot from another student. Consequently, she did not apply to the program until she could fully participate in the program.
Not only do they have to do all the work that their coaches give them but they also have to maintain a high enough grade point average (GPA) to even compete. So say a runner is training hard all through the fall semester and has below a 2.5 you can’t compete all of next spring, indoor or outdoor track. It’s hard for ant athlete to have the GPA that they want because of the time that they are spending with their sports instead of school. It’s easy for a none student-athlete to say that it’s easy for them to get straight A’s or B’s but look at what they can do. They wake up at like eight or nine have a nice little breakfast go to classes, then before lunch they can take a nap or do homework, then go to lunch and maybe go to another class after. After that they go to dinner and maybe after hang out with friends or do other homework and study, but by that time it’s like eight or nine o’clock and can just chill and go to bed
When I was younger, I would often return home to a familiar question: So, what did you learn today? My answer would always be "nothing" or "stuff." As I look back, I never lied, yet, I never told the whole truth. Many people think that you don't know anything with only 18 years of experience; I think they're wrong. I've learned a lot about myself and others from the relationships I have built throughout the years. I believe my most important lessons were "people" lessons. Those are the ones which could never be taught out of a book or in a lecture; you have to go out and experience them for yourself.
This lesson took four years to learn. I first began to grasp the subject in my first year of cross country. I did not run before season. I did not do anything more than what was assigned in practice. I spent the season running JV. Junior year I ran fifty miles before season and attended a couple morning practices. I made the seventh runner by the end of the season. My senior year I hunkered down. I ran 200 miles before season by participating in a half-marathon, running every day by myself, and got a job at which I ran. In season I only missed one morning practice. By the end of the season I had ran over 450 miles, gone through two pairs of shoes, was the number four guy on the varsity team, and ran my best time ever, 18:06. This skill did not just in my athletic world. I put in over 100 hours of community service with the Ludington Jaycees. This helped me get jobs and connections through out the community. At school I went down the most advance math path the school could provide me. They now have to send me out to the local community college for
Jessel Vitto Professor Grunow Writing 1010 October 26, 2015 High School vs. College Graduating from high school is what every student is looking forward to. However, going to college is a big accomplishment for all students. The first day of freshman high school and college feels the same, the excitement and pressured. As many students experienced, both high school and college could be compared their similarities. First, both students in college and high school are expected to behave in well mannered, attend to every class on time, and respect the teachers or professors. Second, being prepared in class is needed for the success whether the students are in high school or college. Third, high school and college allow the students to figure out and pursue their career. In contrary, high school and college have a lot of differences to each other. Unlike high school, students in college can choose a college they would prefer, they can manage their own time, and students be able to learn how to balance their responsibilities and priorities.
I am a D1 athlete for track and field so there is little physically that I cannot do. I am in the best shape of my life and can work harder than most for a longer time. I did not start off my freshmen year as D1 athlete material, I did not often run and when I did it was minimal. Now four years later my hard work has paid off I worked until I caught up with those who were better than me, and then passed them. I have worked every day for four years consistently to make myself a better runner. Hard work is my specialty and I enjoy the rewards it
Distance running can be strenuous and arduous. The equivalent for engineering, it is not a simple degree. Both distance running and preparing for an engineering degree are elements in my life that I am striving for. In the midst of my junior year, I came to a decision that would immensely change my mental and physical life, I decided to start training and preparing for a marathon. I am also in the process of preparing myself academically to start an engineering degree. The marathon is in December 2016 and college starts in the fall of 2017. The distance of a marathon is a massive twenty-six miles. Likewise, an engineering degree is four years of rigorous academic work. When I finally committed myself to start training for a marathon, I was physically unable to run more than a few miles without stopping. Cross-Country was the sport that originally introduced me to running, but even in this sport, the goal is to run the distance of three miles as fast as you can, not exactly a long race. I would use the long run days in practice to help prepare for the marathon. I'd take the mandatory 6-7 mile run and try to expand it to 9-10 miles. For school it was the same mentality
Essay #1 As someone once said “you can’t put a limit on how far you can move forward”. This is relevant because if students don’t push themselves to become the best that they can be, how will they get anywhere in life knowing they didn’t try to the best of their
Carlis Mckenley Hand Jr. ENGL 1101 November 26, 2012 Compare and Contrast Essay High School vs College Having a good education is the key to becoming successful in life. It is a proven fact. This achievement requires not only graduating from high school, but also from college. Moving from high school to college may be an exciting transition, but it is also a very difficult one. It is a challenge that the student will struggle with and eventually adjust to over time. Although there are many differences between high school and college, one should not think that they are tow completely different worlds. They have their similarities, too.
Well, this is it, the day all of us have been waiting for has finally arrived. It seems like only yesterday we were picking our noses and flicking them at innocent bystanders or yelling childish phrases like, "Liar, liar, pants on fire!" or, wait, that was yesterday. Never mind. Anyways.