Ran a warm up to the park. Then ran 8K (5 miles) at a fairly fast pace of 6:20/mile. Then ran 6 x 400 m steep hils (fast up, walk down).
I met some girls at school yesterday from the track team. They are first year students (kohai) like me. They asked me why I stopped coming. I tried to tell them it is because we can't run in races, and because we can't train with the rest of the team (senpais). Also, because they practice until 6:00pm, my studies would suffer. I am not sure if they understood what I was trying to tell them.
Since then I have been doing a lot of thinking. I wonder if I should stop putting so much emphasis on trying to be the best I can be and becoming as fast as I can be. Maybe it should be more important for me to be associating with the other girls and having friends. I don't want them to get the false impression that I think I am better than them.
It is raining this afternoon. Did a nice peaceful easy 5 mile run in the rain.