This coming weekend is the city Ekiden race. It will probably be my last high school race. This race is not really a qualifying race, but is a chance for all of the city high school teams to run. I would love it if our B team runs faster than the A team. The first qualifying race for our school's A team is Nov. 2. I was hoping to be finished with practices after the race this weekend, but because I am an alternate on the A team, I still have to train just in case someone on the A team becomes sick or injured, which is not likely.