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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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High School Runners - Take a break between Track and XC

Almost every serious distance runner will end the track season saying, “I know I could have run faster.” Even if the season ended with multiple PRs and great races in the final two weeks, serious runners always want to make the next jump in performance, which is why summer training has always been so important for distance runners. 

But before athletes start training for cross country, they need to fully recover from the track...

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