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    What works for me.

    Post by Running With Scissors on Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:05 pm

    I have been looking at my times that I have gotten from the '08 track season and the '08 xc season to try to figure out why my times go up and down as much as they do. This is what I found.
    I'm not saying any of this stuff really effects me I just found it interesting.

    Length of my hair:

    XC: My top 3 races all happend within 2 weeks of getting my hair cut. I got my hair cut twice this season. The longest my hair was all season was districts and that was also my worse race.

    Track: I started the season with basically no hair (swimming) and my season started great. I leveled out in the middle of the season and then judging by photos cut my hair and got two prs within the next 2 weeks.

    New Shoes:

    XC- Over then summer I ran a 9 mile run on a mountain (xc camp) in under a hour. This was the first time I ran in those shoes (stupid idea but it made me run fast).
    XC2- First time I wore my new spikes I ran a grass pr.

    Track- I didn't get any new shoes during the season. I used my old xc spikes for track. My training shoes already had a few runs in them before the season started but they were run that all I was doing was testing out my injuried leg so they weren't fast.



    I have a few more but I have to go.


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    Re: What works for me.

    Post by T B K on Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:28 pm

    I had the same thing happen to me with the hair. The two races after I got my hair cut were my two fastest.
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    Post by alex-likes-running on Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:46 pm

    i think you may be on to something about the hair lol Razz

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    Post by running_violet on Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:54 pm

    haha, wow. good observations.

    maybe i should get my hair cut like as short as a boy tongue
    my ponytail weighs like a million pounds
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    Post by AudienceOfOne on Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:07 pm

    xc running gal wrote:haha, wow. good observations.

    maybe i should get my hair cut like as short as a boy tongue
    my ponytail weighs like a million pounds
    Doesn't slow Jordan Hassay down.


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    Post by AudienceOfOne on Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:07 pm

    And RWS, the last part makes sense, almost everybody runs better in new shoes.


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    Post by baby got track on Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:08 pm

    AudienceOfOne wrote:And RWS, the last part makes sense, almost everybody runs better in new shoes.
    +1, I set a 50 second 3200 PR when I got flats haha
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    Post by runner_dude on Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:14 pm

    AudienceOfOne wrote:
    xc running gal wrote:haha, wow. good observations.

    maybe i should get my hair cut like as short as a boy tongue
    my ponytail weighs like a million pounds
    Doesn't slow Jordan Hassay down.

    Think of how much faster she'd be without 10 lbs of hair?
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    Post by AudienceOfOne on Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:15 pm

    runner_dude wrote:
    AudienceOfOne wrote:
    xc running gal wrote:haha, wow. good observations.

    maybe i should get my hair cut like as short as a boy tongue
    my ponytail weighs like a million pounds
    Doesn't slow Jordan Hassay down.

    Think of how much faster she'd be without 10 lbs of hair?
    It's not 10 pounds, especially the parts she's be cutting off.


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    Post by running_violet on Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:54 pm

    AudienceOfOne wrote:
    runner_dude wrote:
    AudienceOfOne wrote:
    xc running gal wrote:haha, wow. good observations.

    maybe i should get my hair cut like as short as a boy tongue
    my ponytail weighs like a million pounds
    Doesn't slow Jordan Hassay down.

    Think of how much faster she'd be without 10 lbs of hair?
    It's not 10 pounds, especially the parts she's be cutting off.

    lol, i bet hers is worth at least 1 second.
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    Post by Running With Scissors on Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:21 pm

    AudienceOfOne wrote: Doesn't slow Jordan Hassay down.

    As soon as I typed the hair thing I thought about her.


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    Post by Running With Scissors on Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:23 pm

    Dang it! I had like 2 more things that I thought of and now I can't think of what they were.


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    Post by Hurdle-Gurl on Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:37 am

    I knew I should have cut my hair before State!!! lol
    I was so going to too! jeesh! My hair is so friggen heavy and thick! errg! Oh well...track season I'll cut it.
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    Post by Running With Scissors on Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:23 am

    I don't think it is the weight as much of the fact that it gets in my face and annoys me.


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    Post by running_violet on Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:06 pm

    ^same, especially when it's windy, my ponytail just slaps against my face and stuff
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    i like your new avatar pic Smile
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    Post by FinishingKick on Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:42 am

    I think the biggest thing about it is the mental aspect. When your hair is long there hasn't been a change in a while but after it's been cut you feel faster.
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    Post by BA_Sadie. on Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:41 am

    AudienceOfOne wrote:
    xc running gal wrote:haha, wow. good observations.

    maybe i should get my hair cut like as short as a boy tongue
    my ponytail weighs like a million pounds
    Doesn't slow Jordan Hassay down.
    thats what i was just thinking
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    Post by BA_Sadie. on Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:43 am

    new shoes always give me a ton of confidence.
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    Post by alex-likes-running on Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:56 am

    PCNQtrack wrote:i like your new avatar pic Smile
    +1

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    Post by running_violet on Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:28 pm

    alex-likes-running wrote:
    PCNQtrack wrote:i like your new avatar pic Smile
    +1

    thanks Very Happy
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    Post by lwc on Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:27 pm

    ever since I've started running I've had somewhat long hair...maybe if I grow it out more and train with it a few years and cut it off I'll be light as a feather!
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    lwc wrote:ever since I've started running I've had somewhat long hair...maybe if I grow it out more and train with it a few years and cut it off I'll be light as a feather!

    Lwc, where in florida did you use to live?
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    I lived in Pensacola.

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