CC: It’s just you. It doesn’t matter [what’s going on around you]. You just have to move away from all the distractions and not worry about the weather or the competition and just race.
I remember [before] the race at Masters, I was actually sick for a week and I didn’t even run the day before and I sort of had a more carefree attitude. ...That was actually my best race because I had a better kick at the end, so I think just finishing strong makes it a good race also. You just feel better at the end knowing that you finished strong and gave it your all.
GR: Because the cross-country team had such a successful season in 2006, it was ranked very high in the section, the state and even the nation coming into 2007. With the higher expectations that come with that, was there pressure and how did it affect the team during the past season?