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The shot of the reverberating gun shot as I had taken my first few strides out on the course had given me the chills. My heart had pounded as fast as it had never pounded before, and that was when I instantly knew that I was a runner. I wasn't quite gifted in running as I had thought the others were, at that age, but as I grew more passionate for the sport I began to surpass others throughout the years. I had gone from basically being the slowest person on my team in the fourth grade to the second fastest on my team in eighth grade. This had pushed me to desire to strive for greatness step by step; by my freshman year I had entered into high school on a varsity level which had caught me by surprise. From now and then, I have developed into a student that has become known around school for running. I have reached my barrier of improving my running, and need some way to advance my running strategy and improve my time.
My interest in the advancement of strategies in running, were triggered when I had first heard that math can be applicable during a race this year. To explain further, I had decided to do my investigation on running because I have been running since I was six years old, and have participated in both cross country and track for years. I am passionate about running and would even consider taking the challenge to a new level of even participating in cross country in college. Running has been a part of my life forever and I’m always up to the challenge of improving even just one factor that comes with strategizing my running. Since first hearing that math can be applicable to my races, I have begun researching “how a runner should determine their speed in order to run a given distance in the shortest time.” Figuring out how to advance my running strategies would help me to advance further into a college level.
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