A month after our first race, some of our D-Crew had the opportunity to race at Carthage. Although I was really stoked about all the races, Shayla certainly had the race of the day. While I was so impressed by her new PR of 13:34 in the 3200, I was more pleased to see her gritty mindset throughout the race. She battled a Grayslake North girl for much of the race, which allowed her to maintain her focus and pace. This kind of racing--a true engagement of the competition, a focus on positive mindset, and an unrelenting faith in the training--is what I want to see EVERY race day.
Shay was not alone in having a good day, though. Our 4X800 earned 4 PRs: Julia a LPR of 2:43; Janelle a match of a LRP of 2:57; Mary a LRP of 2:57; and Steffany a LPR of 3:11. I was really impressed by the business-like approach this squad took toward the race. Great work! :) In the 800, Monica promised to break 3:00, and she did just that, earning a SPR of 2:59. Her race was focused and gritty like Shay's. Tianna achieved her goal of a more relaxed and light form; if she keeps that up, her times will fall into place. Liana ran a brilliant race, looking sharp and focused to run a speedy 2:46. In the mile, Lainey and Karen both earned SPRs of 6:42 and 6:34 respectively.
This coach is extremely happy to walk away with a split sheet covered in PRs--they represent the right growth-mindset that I want to continue to see. And speaking of growth...bravo to the excellent work you all put in over Spring Break. Your dedication will pay off in the coming weeks. I am proud of the direction this team is taking!