The exercise of running continues to be a popular and effective way to prevent unhealthy weight gain. Running motivates many people to maintain their healthy lifestyle. Runners often highlight the benefits of running whereas people who do not run often describe the negative effects of running. While both sides are correct at times, most of running’s negative effects are not inevitable. Thus, running has many positive and negative effects on the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems of the human body.
Our whole track team always did a free ten minute run around the school first at the beginning of practice, and then did some stretches and exercises together, and went off into “splits” if we had a field event to practice in. During some track meets I would always worry that in the events I would compete in, I would be dead last. I always feared the everyone- is- looking-at-me-because-I’m-dead-last experience during a race. But, in almost all my events, I always finished mostly first and sometimes second. Even though I was quite short and still am now, I was still always faster than some other competitors that I ran against all my events. It had gotten to the point that every track meet I competed in, I would push off the blocks after hearing a big “POP!” from the gun, and race to the finish with always a new personal record. Then, by the time track was getting close to the end, I was put in the four by four relay event which consists of one lap around the track with some of the top runners on my track team. I never had really liked or favored the four by four relay event because it involved some long distance. Since it was almost the end of the season for track, my four by four relay team and I didn 't have much practice as we wanted to, to be completely prepared for the last couple of meets before sectionals. But it turned out, that the team and I had
I have the standard set of beliefs as most people; don’t do anything illegal or to harm anyone, be a decent person, help those who need it. However, I’ve struggled most with the old adage of “treat others as you want to be treated”. It seemed simple enough to me as a child, and thus I began to do just as the age-old advice said. In most instances I have gotten what I’ve expected in return. My grades reflect my efforts at school, the treatment of me by my sister was indicative of how many names I had called her that day. Yet, there is still one issue that I’ve always wondered about. One could say that my experience in cross country has been far from normal. One year, I was running a thirty-minute 5k, and ranked eighty-sixth on the team. The
At the beginning of the cross country season I hated cross country absolutely hated it, I would walk down the hallway of saline middle school look at all of the pictures on the wall and saw some of kids running and thought why is My mom doing this to me? I thought I was a terrible at it, I would run like a 9 or 10 minute mile. So when the school year came along I dreaded the end of the day I would look at the clock and think a tiny bit longer, please just a wee longer (and that is very very rare.) When the season began I had a lot of trouble, whether it was keeping up or if it was breathing problems, and My friend Zaske (who was and still is much faster than me) was nice enough that instead of going up with all the faster kids he stayed back with me, but even when he was going his slowest I still had trouble keeping up he would try to encourage me by saying “come on Michael just a little faster,” and I would respond with “i'm…
As I ran across the finish line for the last time I could not help but smile; all the memories and lessons learned from my years on cross country and track flashed before my eyes. Salem Cross Country and Track has impacted and shaped me into a leader, friend, daughter, and student.
Cross Country is an extremely mental sport, so I guess you can call me insane. Sure people always question me why I run, and sometimes, even I question myself. But the reason I run always comes to me during the race. Five-hundred people all crowded around each other, everyone anxious to hear the sound of the gun. As the gun fires, everyone takes off running. Not away from something, but all towards the same thing: the finish-line. Adrenaline kicks in, the bystanders all cheer, packs of runners start to form, and then the actual competition begins. As the people beside you try to show dominance and speed up, you need to stay mentally strong, and run with them. Three miles later, with the finish-line in sight, everyone starts sprinting. This is where you use every last bit of energy, giving it all you have.
When it comes to sports, you can either use mental agility or physical prowess. For me when I think about sports I think about using your brain. I believe this because when you participate in sports you have to be able to remember your steps and plans to play. It’s also important to have good physical abilities. This varies depending on which sport you are discussing. If you are talking about running then you may want to focus more on physical things such as speed, and in football physical aspects are a bit more important because being strong is a big part of it. Some sports use physical and mental ability equally, such as cheer. You have to count and remember what happens next in your routine, while at the same time be strong enough to lift
In past years, 2012 and 2013, the Sainte Genevieve Girls Team had won state handedly, leaving our tattered team with lofty expectations from spectators and teams all over the state. The spotlight was on us to be champions once more, making history for Missouri Cross Country. The seven person team toed the line that chilly November morning with hopes deeply imbedded in hearts accompanied by the fear of failure in racing minds. With all the other
What does it mean to be an athlete? What would an athlete need more; brains or brawn? To be an athlete, you need brains and brawn, but I feel that you need brawn more. You have to have the physical endurance to keep your body going. To get better at a sport, you have to keep training, not studying. In the passages, What Could Be Better Than A Touchdown by Kelefa Sanneh, and Why We Run, by Bernd Heinrich, you can really see where I’m coming from.
What is your opinion, mental strength and agility or physical prowess, Which is more important? Is mental strength and agility just as important as physical prowess in sports? Most people would think If you did not have one of these components then you could not run. For an example, if you did not have mental strength ,you would think that this action is too hard and that I can not do that. If you did not have agility then you would not be active and you wouldn't have the power to be active. Aswell if you are not a physical person you are not a active person to begin with. To truly be an active person and want to build strength you need mental strength to push yourself, agility to keep going and to have the movement to do so and you need to
Cross country is probably the simplest sport anyone will ever play. All they need is a pair of sneakers and a water bottle. The team runs together, but also as individuals. Cross country is great because even though it is hard, it will help make runners stronger and better at other sports they play. It helps them because after doing it for a while, they will have more endurance. Running cross country will help people run farther faster without getting tired.
Running, that word gives many people different emotions that range all the way from disgust to excitement. Most people will say that they would never willingly run, at least not without some motivation and other people might even say that they enjoy it. This is why the sport of cross country is so strange to people, in fact it is strange to me as well that people would willingly run, despite the fact that I actually run cross country. The main reason that people don 't think running is fun is because it is so physically challenging. Running requires you to always be on your game, the slightest injury or distraction can prevent you from doing your best. Running is not only physical, however, it is also the most mentally tough sports out there, which is not something that most people know. Sports like soccer and volleyball are team sports and although cross country is as well to some extent, cross country is actually a race against yourself.
The percentage of slow and fast muscle fibers determines the difference between marathoners and sprinters. Long-distance runners have many slow fibers in their muscles. Slow fibers which long distance runner have, break down glucose aerobically to make ATP. Aerobic respiration involves taking in lots of oxygen. These cells that are in the muscle can provide endurance. Long-distance runners are usually smaller than sprinters compared to a more muscular runner. Long distance runners have more mitochondria because they need to store more energy for a longer period of time, unlike sprinters.