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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,...

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Trail Running

Trail Running may seem pretty simple—just step off the pavement and onto a path and technically you're doing it. But as writer Bethany Gompers p...

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...

2-Week Long-Distance Track Workout Training Plan

Photo: Triathlete Track season is more about speed because the distances are shorter than cross country, so for long distance runners you need the right...

Olympic Runner Julie Culley's Core Workout

Photo by Mike Stog It was late in her marathon preparation when STACK sat in on Julie Culley's workout, so her objective was to strengthen her cor...

Ryan Hall's Road to Redemption

In 2007, Ryan Hall reached Tavern on the Green in Central Park—the site of the New York City Marathon finish line—sailing on an emotional high. Cr...

Cross Country Summer Training Guide 2013

STACK's Cross Country Training Guide was developed by Andrew Kastor, head coach of the Mammoth Track Club. Kastor and his wife, 2004 Olympic Marath...

Master the Hills to Dominate Your Cross Country Race

Knowing how to run the hills makes a huge difference in a race. To be a dominant cross-country runner, you need to master hills—not just climbin...

Boost Recovery With Florida State Cross Country's Light Speed Workout

Florida State Men's Cross Country coach Bob Braman, the 2010 ACC Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year, directs one of the strongest programs in ...

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