XC Watchlist: Faith Blethen (Boothbay HS)

XC Watchlist: Faith Blethen

School: Boothbay

Year of Graduation: 2019

2016 State Meet Finish: 8th in Class C 20:26.12

Tell us how your summer training is going?

This summer I haven't really done any cross country training in particular, but I have spent my whole summer playing AAU basketball and doing basketball training.

What are your goals for the upcoming season?

My goals for the upcoming season are to win a team conference championship and break my PR.

How long have you been running and how did you get started?

I had always run with my parents, but in the fifth grade I began participating in running club. I joined the middle school cross country team in sixth grade and have run every fall since.

What's a typical training week like?

A typical training week in the fall for me consists of race day, speed day, long day, medium day, easy day, and another medium day.

What is your favorite workout? 

My favorite workout is long run because it's at a conversational pace.

What is your favorite course to run in Maine?

I don't have a particular favorite course, but I enjoy TwinBrook from a scenery point of view.

What is the toughest course to run in Maine?

The toughest course is TwinBrook.

Out of all your running accomplishments so far, which stands out the most?

Being a part of the first girls cross country team to win a conference championship at my school (Boothbay Region High School).

What do you love most about running?

One thing I love most about running is how it challenges you more mentally than it does physically.

When you are not running what is your favorite thing to do?

When I'm not running, I love to play basketball and hangout with friends and family.

Do you have any pre-race rituals or routines?

My race ritual is wearing my special yellow scrunchy, either in my hair or on my wrist.

Favorite quote?

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."

What was the last movie you saw and what did you think of it?

The last movie I saw was NERVE, and I loved the amount of action.

What shoes do you race/train in?

I train in Brooks Ravenas and I race in New Balance spikes.

What professional athlete would you most like to meet?

I would love to meet the GOAT, also known as Tom Brady.

What is something that most people don't know about you?

People may not know I'm obsessed with buffalo mac and cheese.

Lastly, if you were stranded on an island with three things what would they be?

If I were stranded on an island, the three things I would need would be a way to play Spotify premium, cinnamon applesauce and a pair of yellow Crocs.

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