Of the more than twenty million Americans who are running today, most who start do so for the wrong reasons, with the wrong attitude, and tend to lose interest after a few weeks or months. Many quit. This is usually because they become concerned with superficial goals such as time and distance and never discover the more profound mental benefits that running offers. (Lilliefors 15)
When the race begins the runners all begin by running at a pace that is comfortable for them. Runners need to try and to start as close to the front as possible. After the first mile, all the runners will begin to spread out. That’s when the hard part starts. Runners now will begin to speed up and begin passing as many runners as they can, but at the same time they can't let anyone pass them. Usually when your about to pass someone they will
Cross Country is a team sport and ran by high school and college teams. The teams are divided by gender and have different divisions such as varsity, junior varsity, and freshman/sophomore. Races take place on terrain such as hiking trails, dirt trails, park paths, walking paths, and sometimes roads. The high school races are usually 3.2 miles but can be different distances depending on the course. The winner is decided by what team ran the course the fastest. The individual times are added up and that is the team’s score. Cross Country season is usually August through December in high school. Each high school time usually has a “home course.” Sometimes the course is located at the school but it could also be near the school. Also some courses
There were many different lengths of running events like there are today. The most popular event that is from the greek society is the marathon. The marathon is very popular in america today all across the nation. The marathon is used to bring together people and most of the time for a good cause, Other distance running events are used to raise money and simply for competitions also. Running is also just used merely to get in shape instead of competition. Running will benefit anybody, or athlete that wants to better themselves and their own personal health. Running can bring together people, and I think that are what sports do in american sports
To begin with, the Olympics started with running races, called stadions, being the first sport for athletes to participate in the ancient times. The runners had to run the length of the stadium (192 m), which was referred to as 1 stade). There were also 2 stade races, and for long distance it could be up to 24 stades (Ancient Olympic Events). In
Track is a sport consisting of numerous competitive events for people to select from; there is one for everyone. For instance, hurdles is an event that has multiple different distances one can choose from ranging from sprints to distance. If running and jumping is a talent that is possessed, long jump is a great event. Relays are another event, where one group competes with other groups at long and short distance sprinting. Normally, relay teams consist of four man/women group and each individual runs one hundred meters or four-hundred meters. Also, if long-distance running is a dream that is held, along with enjoy running. There is an area for that consisting of one mile and two mile race distances. For those,
Running has many different aspects of workouts and forms of doing it. Comparisons a lot of people make is that cross country and track are the same thing, but those two sports are entirely different. Both do deal with running, but the differences are very major and they go much as to change the workouts done for the sports. More comparisons that are mostly said that if a runner enjoys long distance running then they also should go out for track since it has long distance events. Even though it has those events it doesn’t change the fact the two are very different.
Running has become a therapy for me. Whether to relieve stress or simply challenge myself to run, I eagerly chase my running goals. Like the careful planning and preparation of my diet and training, running in many ways has mirrored my path to medical school.
The first modern Olympics was held in Athens, Greece, in 1896. The first foot races were held at this event. We now refer to these exciting races as track. The races consist of sprinters, middle-distance, and distance runners. The races can range from 100 meters all the way up to 10,000 meters. All of these runners have different jobs and roles on their teams. A great deal of precise and dedicated training goes into their workouts. Despite the distance they run, track runners are extremely hard workers.
Ready, set, “bang,” the starter gun goes off, thousands of people cheer, hundreds of runners on your left and right, and the only thing you’re focus on is crossing the finish line. Your heart is pounding, your stomach twists around itself, and the lactic acid builds in your legs to a point where all you can focus on is the pain that each step takes. But this is Cross Country. Outlasting the pain is part of the sport and if you hadn’t known that from the start you wouldn’t have joined right? And you wouldn’t have stayed all four years either.
For when you are happy you see the world in a whole different light. This changes everything. Allowing you to run however long you would like. Whether you run two or twenty miles, it is all up to you. Regardless, what you do running is not tiring for me, in fact, it is quite easy!
In high school, distance running has improved not only my physical strength but also my mental toughness, and it has benefited various aspects of my life. By running seven miles per day consistently, I learned to persevere regardless of the difficulties and setbacks, and perseverance also enabled me to accomplish boring and complicated tasks such as spending hours finding and fixing one single unnoticeable bug in my program. Moreover, I became accustomed to challenging myself after I pushed my limits by ordering my legs to move in great pain during every race; accordingly, I would proactively seek academic challenges by taking courses at which I am relatively weak. As for the longest run, my life, I will keep running forward with the same spirit, never stopping self-improvement. Therefore, I will keep distance running in college.
The Olympic Games started many centuries ago ,with sports like running,long jump,shot put,javelin,horses game and chariot races. the most important was whene miles) around the Hippodrome, and horse races lasted six laps (4.5 miles). The chariot races were both exciting and dangerous. Where the chariots turned at the same time, wheels could lock together and cause crashes. The accidents looked like stunts from today’s movies, but instead of being faked, they really happened.
Runner’s high describes the feeling of euphoria induced in long distance running. It is most commonly felt when an endurance runner exercises at high intensity for periods longer than forty minutes. Physiologically, each athlete may feel euphoria, pleasantness, inner harmony, boundless energy, or even orgiastic sensations. The degree of mood change differs between individuals and currently little is known about the mediating euphoria upon physical exercise.
Humans have the advantage of Achilles tendon that enable humans to run longer. This fact brings about the human secret of running; human running was about going too far, not fast because springy tendons stores and return energy; the more free energy we get when that leg extends and swings back. Limited breath for one stride, all running mammals are restricted to the same cycle of take-a-step, take-a-breath except humans. Humans have a magic touch in aerobic activities such as running and have had to utilize oxygen properly to survive. This means, we were born to be the world’s greatest