The 2013 Cross Country Arizona Watch List series continues. As the season gets underway new athletes will be added to the list. Good luck to everyone! See you on the course!
Name: Lauren Kinzle (Lauren's Milesplit Profile)
Xavier College Prep
Year of Graduation: 2014
Best time in a 5K and a 3 Mile Race:
3 Mile: 17:54
What are your goals for the upcoming season:
My goals are to race well and stay confident.
How is your summer training going? Your favorite workout? What kind of summer mileage do you run?
My summer training is going really well. We are trying to stay under control while still getting in a good workout. My favorite workout would be intervals. I don’t know how many miles we do weekly, mainly because we go by time. I would say on average we do 60 minutes a day.
How long have you been running and how did you get started:
I have been running since 4th grade. I started out as a soccer player, and joined track to become a better sprinter. However, I soon learned that distance running is for me. So I ditched soccer and decided to run.
Which meets will you be running this year?
The main meets we will be running are Sole Sports, Twilight, Mt. Sac and state.
What are your favorite and toughest courses to run in State and out of State?
My favorite course is twilight, I love the atmosphere. The hardest course for me is Mt. Sac mainly because of the hills. However I still love it.
So far in your high school career, what is your favorite cross country race or cross country memory?
My favorite cross country memory would have to be cross country camp. It has been fun bonding with my teammates these past three years.
What do you look forward to the most this season?
I look forward to being able to compete with my teammates and see us grow as a team.
Out of all your running accomplishments so far, which stands out the most?
My biggest running accomplishment has been being able to come back off of last cross country season and still have a solid track season.
When you are not running what do you like to do?
When I am not running I like to shop, read and hang out with friends.
Do you cross train (lift, swim, bike etc)?
Yes, we have optional cross training twice a week. Usually I will bike or do some light weights.
How have your coaches influenced you overall?
Most of my coaches have helped me grow into a better runner and pushed me while still staying positive.
Shout-out to Shelby Brown, Samantha Mattice, Vito, Van, Julianne Vice, Savannah Gaffney, Jane Miller, Kate Welty and of course my favorite person, Conley Marquez.
Favorite Pre-race Meal?
Peanut butter and toast with a banana
Kind of shoes you train in?
Favorite athlete (running or otherwise)?
"Man Man" by Head On
What time of day do you run?
"You should quote me.” – Julliane Vice