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Christopher Trebilcock, Receiving Manager


"Are you going to hold the trophy or watch someone else hold the trophy?"

That single thought ran through my mind over and over like a broken record. It's a blistering hot Florida winter morning in Dover Florida and today is the NCAA South Cross Country Championships.

One mile to go in this gauntlet known as a "10 k" and I'm mentally and physically drained. As we all know, these are the exact moments races are won and lost. Intermixed with my mental ramblings about a trophy and Nationals a teammate screams "5 more guys and we win Chris". My life becomes so simple and every step is focused and purposeful.

Unlike road racing, Cross-Country is a team sport through and through. Seven guys putting it on the line for each other in a sport with no shortcuts or half times. As I pass fellow competitors, all I'm thinking about is my teammates doing the same for me. Final 400 meters and in running on fumes as it feels like I'm running for my life at this point just to make it to the line. The next hour feels like a blur, but what I do remember is catching 7 guys in that last mile.

From my first 1600 where I ran 5:08 and thought I would never be able to breathe again, to lacing up my spikes at regionals running has taught me many lessons over the years. Running can leave you heartbroken, grateful, disappointed, excited and on that day we were champions. For the second time in school history we had won regionals and earned our way to nationals.

One of the biggest lessons I've learned over the years from running and racing is to take training day by day. This sounds simple but many people just get caught up in the overall picture and lose focus on what they are currently doing. Celebrate those small victories while you are working towards your larger goal. You might find training for that big race with your friends or teammates might be even more special to you than the actual event.

Even thought my college days are over you can still find me out on the roads and trails this fall. I'll be representing Fit2Run by racing under their Elite Team. This year for me will be about trying new distances and crazy events. For many years I've had a very structured race schedule and I look forwards to finding some cool new events to challenge myself and my training.

FLORIDA
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COMING SOON
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