Posts tagged sports
The Trouble In Racing After Time

I don't know if I've ever mentioned this on the blog before, but I'm not a fan of the indoor track season. Never have been and probably never will be. I'm not sure if it's the endless frustration that always seems to occur or that it's so short that you never really feel as prepared as you should be.

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Weekly Review | Excited And Fatigued

This past week seems to have simultaneously dragged on forever and zoomed by. Since BU didn't start school until Thursday, I was still on the cusp of getting into my full routine of training, coaching, and working. Not only that, I planned on having my season opener at the BU Multi-Team Meet on Thursday. Every day until then definitely seemed like it dragged on forever. 

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What Really Makes A Great Coach?

I was originally going to create this amazing post about trust and coaching. 

 It was going to have all these great points made on why trust and coaching go hand in hand, and ways for athletes to learn to trust their coaches and deal with conflicts.  Then I was going to end with this kick-ass post about how my coach rocks and how much I appreciate everything he's done for me.  

Now I'm just going to write an appreciation post.  Because I can.  And I want to.  So let me take this second to be sappy for once :P

I'm kind of at a loss at where I should start, so I'm just going to make a list and post things as they pop into my mind throughout the day.

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GEMMA'S Goals for October 2015

Because of how hectic September was for me I couldn't put together a good post on my goals for the month.  Now that I'm back in Boston, and getting back into a stable routine, I'm jumping back into my monthly goals to keep track of what I want to get out of each month.


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My last week at the All-African Games sped by much faster than the first one.  Once Sunday hit, I barely had time to look for WiFi or watch any other event that wasn't happening at the track.  

The 100 preliminaries and semi-finals were scheduled to be on the first day - the first round early in the morning and the second later in the evening.  This was the first day that the temperature outside actually reached a point where I could positively say it was hot.  Even the ever-present fog lifted that day, and left the sun beating down on us during warm-ups.

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Week in Review | Home Sweet Home

This week started off pretty normally.  I did longer accelerations out of starting blocks on Monday (40m vs. the usual 30).  I got tired faster, but that was to be expected.  What wasn't expected was how sore and run down I still felt come Wednesday.  I ended up just listening to my body (and my coach) and taking the day off after warming up.   It was a strange feeling having so much time freed in my day.  After I finally comprehended I had nothing to do after warm-up, I sat there for a good minute to figure out what to do next.  It was a really strange feeling lol.  By Friday, I was feeling back to normal and got through my workout just fine, though.

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