SEATTLE – For the seventh straight season, the Husky women’s cross country team will be lined up at the NCAA Championships when the gun goes off next Saturday, Nov. 23, in Terre Haute, Indiana. The Huskies officially earned an at-large bid to the championship race, the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Committee announced today. Also earning a spot as an individual is junior Aaron Nelson, who has finished in the top-10 at every race this season.
I have often found myself wishing that I had something to carry my keys in when I run around the flight line on McChord. It’s funny (and slightly ridiculous) that my biggest concern while running is where my keys will go, but it’s true. Now that I’m training for my first half marathon I’ve also started carrying snacks with me.
Running is viewed as an excellent and economical way to stay in shape. It allows us to stress our cardiovascular system while applying weight bearing stress to the musculoskeletal system through the feet, legs, and torso. It is a sport that we can enjoy for a lifetime, and provides the opportunity to see many diverse landscapes we would never notice in our day to day lives. However; as we increase our training volume and as we age we become more susceptible to overuse injuries.