It was downright balmy this morning for our 3x500 m practice. I was happy to see so many kids there, and everyone ran really well. The goal of these 500s is to teach us how to react when us bodies to start locking up. To do that, we need to hit that 400 mark like it is a race, and then in the last 100, try to fight through the lock and finish strong. It is not easy, for sure, and it is quite painful, which is why I give so much credit to the tough athletes that were out there this morning. Go home and take a nap this afternoon, guys, you deserve it!