Cross Country

Endurance is a must for any cross country runner. Through STACK's speed workouts, you'll not only develop endurance, but you'll also build aerobic capacity, lower-body strength and pure speed. To maximize performance, follow the fueling and hydration guidelines outlined below and check out the latest training shoes, racing spikes and apparel. Find advice on improving every aspect of your cross country performance from the nation's top coaches and elite athletes.

Latest in Cross Country

5-DAY PLAN: Cross Country Training With a Heart Rate Monitor

Cross country is a popular sport in the U.S., especially at the high school level, with more than 470,000 student-athletes participating nationwide,...

By: Larry Tedor

Shelby Osborne Signs as First Female Defensive Back in College Football

Although football remains one of the only sports offered for men's teams in high school, that didn't stop Shelby Osborne from achieving her dreams. ...

By: Annie Koeblitz

The Power of a Positive Attitude: How Runner Gabriele Anderson Beat Cancer on Her Way to London 2012

What would you do if you were diagnosed with cancer at the peak of your athletic career? While most young athletes will never have to deal with anyt...

By: Joe Baur

Interview With Nicole Edwards

Having a hard time getting noticed? Learn from Nicole Edwards' recruiting experience. The University of Michigan cross country standout landed in Ann ...

By: STACK Staff