2020 Maine XC Watchlist: Addie Fuller, Marshwood

Notable Finishes: 4th freshman race FOC 2019, 8th South Regional 2019, 14th Class A States 2019

Comments: Fuller had a strong freshman campaign that saw her finish 14th in the Class A state meet and advance to the New England Championships. With a year under her belt look for more in 2020 as she looks to better her 19:44 effort at Belfast. During the indoor track season, she ran a best of 12:04 for 2 miles.

How has COVID-19 affected you?

During our recent pandemic, I have found it difficult to stay motivated to keep up with my training because of not knowing if I was even going to have a season or what it would look like. I try to stay positive every day and think of my runs as just making me more prepared for whatever the fall season brings.  

What has your summer training consisted of? How much mileage are you putting in?

My summer training has been a mix of trail running with some hills, the road runs usually around 4 or 5 miles, and some speed interval workouts.

What are your goals for the upcoming season?

My goals for the upcoming season is to run a 5k well under 19:30 and to be more consistent with my race pace.

What is your favorite workout that makes you feel most prepared for success?

The workout that makes me feel extra prepared for success is mile repeats at Mount Agamenticus.

What did you learn from the last xc season that will help you improve in 2020?

I have learned to conserve my energy more at the beginning of a race as I tend to go out too fast. I have also learned not to compare my time two different courses because each is separate in how difficult they are and the terrain.

How is your team looking for the fall?

Both the girls and boys teams are looking good. I think this year we have gotten a lot more recruits which is awesome. I think overall everyone is determined and eager to get back into it.

How do you stay motivated when you don't want to run?

When I have a hard time motivating myself to get out the door and go for a run, even on a long easy run, I don't bring my watch so I will not feel like I have to check it constantly. Also, running without my watch reminds me why I love this sport so much. I can just go for a run to clear my head and not worry about my pace for that day. On days I run with my watch I try to use my time to push me to improve instead of constantly stressing over them.

What is the greatest piece of advice you've ever received in the sport?

The greatest piece of advice I have ever received about cross country is put in the work to improve, but always remember to have fun.

What are the top three "little things" that you do to prevent injury?

Three steps I take to help prevent injury are to make sure I'm eating enough protein especially after a hard workout, always stretch before and after runs, and do the best that I can each day.

What is the one thing you have done during COVID-19 that you have never had time for in the past?

Because of COVID-19, I have been spending a lot more time with my family playing board games and card games. I have also had more time for sleeping and yoga.

What's the farthest you've ever run at one time?

The longest I have run at once is 12 miles during a 10-mile trail race that I got lost at. I ended up backtracking and then got myself even more lost and had to stop at 12 miles and wait for the race director to come to find me a while later.

If every day were a holiday, what would yours be?

If every day were a holiday, mine would be Thanksgiving because I love to play board games with my family in Rangely as well as eating the delicious food.

Favorite subject in school?

My favorite subject in school is always changing, but currently, it is science. More specifically, I like biology or any other life science.

If you could go on a run with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be? Why?

I would go on a run with Shalane Flanagan because she has been a role model for me because of her positive energy and how she continues to share advice with runners from her own experiences that I can relate to.

If your teammates gave you a superlative, what would it be?

I think my teammates would say I would be up for an adventure.