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Cross Country

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 Jennifer Patron I am currently on a bus heading back to the Academy after a fantastic 6K race named the Plansky Invitational. We are just about wrapping up the season with only two races remaining. I have been competing since my freshman year of high school, through prep school, and now here. The Cross Country team at the Academy is fantastic. As a 4/c, you are kept really busy, but being a part of a team makes all the difference. I was included in the group instantly because, in sports, your teammates treat you as part of the family. We travel to all kinds of great places. Every course we race has an element that makes it unique.

Never having lived on the East Coast, I was always fascinated with the changing of the seasons; and this past race was full of turning leaves. I loved it! The hills are a big difference from what I am used to as well, but every run is fun. Practices are everyday with a race on Saturdays, and a day of rest on Sunday. It becomes part of your everyday schedule and for me, Cross Country practice is my favorite part of the day. We sometimes have speed workouts over at Connecticut College, and other days we have fifty minute runs along the coast at Harkness Park or Bluff Point. These next few weeks will be challenging because of preparation for the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) games, but it will be fun the whole way through.

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