Summer Training Blog: Hamilton Southeastern's Gabe Fendel


One of the top returning cross country talents in the nation is Hamilton Southeastern (Indiana) High rising senior Gabe Fendel, who finished 12th at Foot Locker Nationals and 28th at NXN in 2016. At the Shelbyville XC Sectional a year ago, Fendel went a season-best 14:47.00, which led to a runner-up finish at the Indiana High School Athletic Association Cross Country Championships. In the spring, Fendel won his first state championship in the 1600m -- finishing in 4:04.76 -- then followed with a seventh-place performance at Brooks PR in the 1-mile. Fendel also had the state's best and nation's 10th-best 3200m time of 8:50.56. Check out every Monday for Fendel's training log to see how one of the best is putting together his plan for a dominant senior season.

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Week 1 (July 16-July 22)

Sunday: 8 miles easy 6:40 pace on trails

Monday: 8 miles on XC course 6:20 pace

Tuesday: 9 miles easy 6:40 pace on trails

Wednesday: 4 miles easy 7:00 pace, first day at elite camp took it easy since I flew all day

Thursday: 7 miles: 4xmile workout at elite camp, 90-second rest 5:13 average

Friday: 9 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail 6:40 pace

Saturday: 5 miles: 3 mile race at 16:06

Total Mileage: 50 


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