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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...