Read my Q&A with Emma Bates in this week’s Friday Focus! 

Describe your favorite workout? 

My favorite workout is anything involving 300s. I hate 300s more than anything but I know they make me stronger and ready to race fast. My coach always tells me to envision my competitor in front of me while running them. The whole interval he will be jumping up and down yelling the girl’s name so I run faster, it’s really quite the sight. 

First time in a while these legs felt back to normal during a workout. Could be the weather but things are falling back into place. 

Definitely don’t run in these shoes but they feel amazing right after a workout. Had 2 miles of warm up and cops down followed by 1.5 miles of straights and curves at mile pace for the fast. 

Coach told me to get ready for next Tuesday’s workout and assured me it was going to hurt.

First time in a while these legs felt back to normal during a workout. Could be the weather but things are falling back into place.

Definitely don’t run in these shoes but they feel amazing right after a workout. Had 2 miles of warm up and cops down followed by 1.5 miles of straights and curves at mile pace for the fast.

Coach told me to get ready for next Tuesday’s workout and assured me it was going to hurt.


Things Are Looking Faster
Sep. 20th, 2014
After what has been an amazing week running wise and finally feeling back to my normal self, I had a solid workout on the track. I am changing my focus to longer distances for the coming season and getting ready for the 3M half marathon in February.  Today’s workout was 200-400-600-400-200 at no slower than 10k pace which for me right now is around a 7:00/mile. I was able to hit my times on the dot and feel stronger than ever. My intervals are below:
200: 0:49
Rest: 0:30
400: 1:36
Rest: 0:48
600: 2:30
Rest: 1:34
400: 1:36
Rest: 0:50
200: 0:44
Now it’s time to cheer on my Ducks! #GoDucks

Things Are Looking Faster

Sep. 20th, 2014

After what has been an amazing week running wise and finally feeling back to my normal self, I had a solid workout on the track. I am changing my focus to longer distances for the coming season and getting ready for the 3M half marathon in February.  Today’s workout was 200-400-600-400-200 at no slower than 10k pace which for me right now is around a 7:00/mile. I was able to hit my times on the dot and feel stronger than ever. My intervals are below:

  • 200: 0:49
  • Rest: 0:30
  • 400: 1:36
  • Rest: 0:48
  • 600: 2:30
  • Rest: 1:34
  • 400: 1:36
  • Rest: 0:50
  • 200: 0:44

Now it’s time to cheer on my Ducks! #GoDucks

You and Me

By: Alexi Papas

Us stacked paintings make a statue 
in motion a flying seagull 
migratory flock toward something pretty 
each other is the wanting I like

I hear you snoring next to me you lion you noise the day 
awake until we up get make eggs propel me 
toward you and when I can’t because you far 
unreachable by outstretched arm or 
reasonable walk ache in

a potato chip crunched
way I miss you
unpaintably and unstackably 
unfair you get to be with you 
even when I don’t.

I miss you so much tritrials