Summer Training Blog: Hamilton Southeastern's Gabe Fendel

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. 

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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
1Gabe Fendel12 Hamilton Southeastern High School15:41.96
2Luke Combs10 Lapel High School16:13.06
3Michael Taylor11 Anderson Preparatory Academy16:39.05
4Luke Upton11 Pendleton Heights High School16:42.87
5Nick Perkins11 Roncalli High School16:47.11
6Milan Jones11 Pendleton Heights High School16:49.62
7Alex Herbst12 Wapahani High School17:01.75
8Kyler Harrison11 New Palestine High School17:09.30
9Nathan Herbst12 Wapahani High School17:10.37
10Caleb Martin10 Pendleton Heights High School17:19.02

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.



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