WEEK 6 (Aug. 19-25)
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. Fendel is already in full swing with training and is coming off a trip to Portland, Oregon, for the Nike Elite Camp, which hosted over a handful of the top distance running talent in the nation. Check out how Fendel spent his week with training.
WEEKLY MILEAGE: 39
Sunday: Off today
Monday: 6 miles at 6:40 pace
This was a morning run before school. I felt really good and went three miles longer than expected.
Tuesday: 6 miles at 6:35 pace
This was a pre-race run, so went a little longer than usual but I felt good.
Wednesday: 9 miles
RACE DAY! I ran the 5K in 15:41. I didn't feel too great, my legs felt heavy, and it was pretty humid
|Pendleton Heights Arabian Roundup|
|1||Gabe Fendel||12 Hamilton Southeastern High School||15:41.96|
|2||Luke Combs||10 Lapel High School||16:13.06|
|3||Michael Taylor||11 Anderson Preparatory Academy||16:39.05|
|4||Luke Upton||11 Pendleton Heights High School||16:42.87|
|5||Nick Perkins||11 Roncalli High School||16:47.11|
|6||Milan Jones||11 Pendleton Heights High School||16:49.62|
|7||Alex Herbst||12 Wapahani High School||17:01.75|
|8||Kyler Harrison||11 New Palestine High School||17:09.30|
|9||Nathan Herbst||12 Wapahani High School||17:10.37|
|10||Caleb Martin||10 Pendleton Heights High School||17:19.02|
Thursday: 5 miles at 6:45 pace
I felt pretty tired today, so I didn't go too fast.
Friday: 3 miles at 6:40 pace
This was an easy morning run.
Saturday: 10 miles at 6:10 pace
I ran a 10-minute tempo at 5:05 pace, then did 4x400 at 62 seconds with 2:15 go's -- about 1:15 rest -- then a 5-minute tempo. I just ended up running a mile at 5:03.
Note: It was really low mileage week this week, especially with an off day on Sunday. I'm going to go back up to 50 next week.