inspiration at a xc race

friday

Easy recovery run(s)of about 4 miles while cheering on Adam’s XC team at the NY state high school western section race, a qualifier for the state championships.  The rain held off and and the temps stayed at a runner-friendly 50’s with helpful overcast skies.  Normally his team wouldn’t put too much stock in this race, but this year they wanted to cap off a nice season with a good race.  Not sure yet where they finished among the couple dozen schools in their section, but the team was near the upper third of the race – which is their best in many years.  Adam was 4th on the team, 2nd among those returning next year.  They deserve a good rest after a long season.  People always say ‘wait til next year,’ but these guys are definitely looking towards next season with anticipation, with 5 juniors returning – could be a special year for them.

Just watching these kids and the other teams was inspiring.  I think we all are amazed by any racer when we play the role of fan/spectator.  That inspiration will be helpful on Sunday.

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