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A Simple 2-Week Recovery Plan Following XC

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The first 4-6 weeks of training following the cross-country season is a crucial time for serious high school runners.

The reason is two-fold. 

First, athletes need to fully recover from a long race season. They need time off if they had a minor injury or a “niggle.” Athletes often need to give their bodies time to recover and regenerate.

Coaches have always (rightly) insisted on some amount...

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10 Keys for Great XC Races in October and November

 

If you’re a serious high school XC runner, then you’re no doubt excited to have your best races of the year in October and November.

 

Here are ten keys to remember that will help you race to your fitness level in the biggest meets of the year.

 

1. You Don’t Need an A+ Race

If you want to help your team advance to the next meet, or to place high at the state meet, you don’t need an A+ race. You simply...

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