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

Recruiting Advice From 8 Former NCAA Division I Athletes

As a student-athlete, one of your primary goals should be to compete at the next level. Young athletes should absorb all the recruiting advice, career...

By: Justin Ochoa

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

How to Choose the Best Running Shoe for Yourself

Unlike most team sports, cross country is the one sport where you need very little gear or equipment. However, one of the few and most important pieces...

By: Andrew Meyers

Kevin Costner Headlines Sports Drama 'McFarland'

Kevin Costner will star in Disney's latest sports drama, an upcoming film titled McFarland. In this movie, which is based on a true story, Costner ...

By: SkywordNews

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

Latest Videos in Cross Country

2014 Ohio Track and Cross Counry Coaches Clinic Highlights

STACK attended the 2014 Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Clinic, which brought together elite coaches from around the country to discuss new and cutting-edge ways to enhance performance.

adidas ClimaCool Ride Trail Running Shoe

Jim Jennings, category manager at adidas Running, gives an inside look at the technology behind the ClimaCool Ride Trail Running Shoe.

2010 Nike Cross Nationals

Find out what went down on the Portland Meadows terrain during the 2010 Nike Cross Nationals, an annual national meet that brings together the country's premier high school runners.

Marathon Runner Meb Keflezighi Shares His Secret for Injury-Free Running

Meb Keflezighi, 2009 New York City Marathon winner, discusses how important it is to be mentally tough when it comes to running distance races. He also shares how he prevents injuries.

What Music Inspires Marathon Runner Meb Keflezighi

Distance runner and 2009 New York City Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi discusses how listening to music during his training runs inspires him to run faster.