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

5 Essential Cross Country Workouts Explained

Don't know what a "fartlek" is? No problem. Here's a rundown of every cross country workout you'll encounter...

By: Andrew Meyers

High School Cross Country Star Battles Multiple Sclerosis and Breaks Records

No runner finished ahead of Mount Tabor (N.C.) High School's Kayla Montgomery during her senior cross country season. And her undefeated streak co...

By: Annie Koeblitz

Flexibility for Cross Country From the Ground Up

Cross Country athletes, and runners in general, typically have two goals: Run faster and stay injury free.  Both performance and injury prevention are a...

By: Justin Robinson

Cross-Country Nutrition Tips for the Long Run

Runners - especially those in cross country at either the high school or collegiate level - ask a lot of their bodies. Many runners put in high mileage...

By: Katie Davis

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.