Logan White is our Athlete of the Week!
Logan started with Endorphin Fitness about a year ago with the main focus of building up her strength for the next XC season. During indoor track last year, she was coming back from a hip injury. Her school didn’t have a good distance program and the sprint and pole vault coaches were running the workouts. Logan and her mom decided it wasn’t working and it was recommended by the Albrights that they try out Endorphin Fitness. Logan decided to scratch the track season and focus on building up for the upcoming season. She was already swimming as cross training and they decided eventually work in some rides.
Logan swims year round and runs XC and track for her school. For swimming, her best events are the 400 IM, 100 and 200 back, 100 fly, and the 50 and 100 free. For track, she typically does the mile and 800.
This season has been rough for Logan with her injury but she is in the process of coming back better and stronger than before. Even though she hasn’t been able to run as much lately, it allowed more time for her to focus on her training for swimming. At the State meet, her hard work showed in the results. This season, Logan hopes to finally get back down to her old times and to improve on them. She hopes to make it to states individually, but also to help her school’s 4×800 team place well.
Logan’s favorite race experience was the Footlocker South during her 8th grade cross-country season. She went into it hoping to place top 30 and to keep her friend Parker Albright in sight. Logan didn’t have many expectations time wise, but she was still hoping for a PR. The first mile was a lot faster than she had planned to go out in, but she managed to hang onto the place and broke 19 for the first time.
Regionals this past cross-country season was Logan’s least favorite race experience. She was given the choice to run by the doctor since he knew the stakes were high. Logan suffered from shin problems all season and there was a chance this race could do even more damage. She decided to compete anyways to help her team advance to the state meet. Even though the race was the hardest she’s ever done, Logan was glad she did it and was able to help her team.
Endorphin Fitness has helped Logan “Be More” by teaching her to be patient with her training and to value the rest days. This has always been a struggle for Logan and she was used to seeing results immediately.
When we asked Logan about advice to beginners, she said, “Stick with the training even when it gets hard and trust the process. Not everything comes immediately and it’s important to stay patient. I also suggest making sure you drink enough fluids daily and eat right.”