Ups and Downs

Running is a series of Ups and Downs.

I think we often forget that.

This weekend I witnessed some big UPS. And even with those big UPS, there were some DOWNS. And you know, that’s just how it goes! Will I still drive myself crazy trying to figure out why one person set a PR and the other did not? Yes. But in the end I know that running is no perfect science.

You can do everything perfectly and have the worst performance imaginable; and there are times when you can do everything wrong and run faster than you ever have. Do I have the explanation for it? NO.

But I do know that I love this sport and the UPS definitely make all of the hard work worth it…and while we don’t like the DOWNS, they help us appreciate the UPS.

BIG UPS TO:

Andrew Curry — 29:30 for 10,000 meters (Mt. Sac Invite); school record, currently 5th on NCAA Division II list.

Stetson Rayas — 29:50 for 10,000 meters (Mt. Sac Invite); currently 13th on NCAA Division II list.

Trent Phelps — 8:57 for 3000 meter steeplechase (Bryan Clay Invite); school record, currently 9th on NCAA Division II list.

Matt Torvik — 9:23 for 3000 meter steeplechase (Rice Twilight); personal best; currently #2 on NCCAA national list. Just ~5 seconds from NCAA provisional qualifying.

Danielle Rimann — 17:35 for 5000 meters (Bryan Clay Invite); personal best; currently #3 on NCCAA national list.

Hannah Moore — 4:37 for 1500 meters (Bryan Clay Invite); season’s best; currently #1 on NCCAA national list.

Magaly Soto — 3:04 for the marathon (Lubbock Marathon); personal best; 1st overall female.


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