Rebecca Robinson hates the winter like any number of other top high school sprinters. For the Arlington (Mass.) High senior, winter requires indoor running, keeping her off the track and outdoor training runs, requiring extra mental fortitude and patience.
Yet Robinson still recorded the third-fastest time in the 300-meter sprint, qualifying for the national indoor championships in New York City in March, and she did it by using one rather unorthodox training method.
According to the Boston Globe, Robinson trains for her sprinting events by running down empty hallways in Arlington High every day after school lets out.
"It can be hard," Robinson told the Globe. "I run at least 15 sprints a day. If I didn't have my friends to help me and run with me, I wouldn't be able to do it. They push me."
Such are the rigors of being a standout sprinter in Massachusetts in the winter, with Robinson finding one of the most unique resolutions to weather issues en route to a career filled with success.Read More »from Massachusetts teen's hallway training leads to big sprint win