Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Big O! Oh yeah!

At the end of the cross country season every year, the high school and middle school teams run "The Big O", a 10.5 mile run around the entire base!! Gabi ran it last year, and Megan did it this year!!! (Gabi was on an ROTC field trip to Camp Fuji). Meg waffled back and forth for several weeks about whether or not she would try it, in the end she went for it and she was AWESOME! She finished the 10.5 mi in 1hr 35min! You go girl! I still can't believe she really did it! I followed her for almost the whole route in the car, she hardly walked at all, she ran almost the entire other 10.5! Amazing.
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The route.

To give you some perspective, down in the southeast corner of the loop, between points 10 and 1 (you'll probably need to click on the pic to look get the bigger view), you can see the oval track, inside of which is the 100-yard (about 92 meters) long football field. The group of white rectangles at the top, at points 3 and 4, is our neighborhood.

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Pushin' through!


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Rounding the runway, 9 miles down, 1.5 miles to go!

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Gabi rounding the runway in last year's Big O.
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Finished and freezing!


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The finish-line adreline rush wore off quickly, but she perked back up when the team headed out for ice cream!
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1 comment:

Robin said...

That is SO AWESOME for Meg to do that and Gabi too, after really such short amount of training. That is only a little less than half a marathon!!! The track is so huge and daunting! Very impressive!