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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.

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Strength Training for Cross Country Runners

Far too many cross-country runners avoid weight training. But these endurance athletes will benefit by incorporating strength training into their pr...

Weight Room Training Tips for Cross Country Runners

If you want to be a successful cross-country runner, you training should involve more than just running. In addition to a running plan, competitive...

Summer Cross Country Training Workouts

Before you know it, cross country season will be here, which makes now a key time to transition from your running to your training. However, taki...

Tyson Gay: Running Back

The fastest man in America is taking it slow. Tyson Gay, one of the most decorated U.S. sprinters of the last decade, has been preparing to compete...

Run Faster, Smarter and Longer With Plyometrics

Distance runners are among the world's most disciplined athletes. They chart a pace for every mile of a race and stick to their plan no matter wha...

Exercises to Prevent Shin Splints

Shin splints are nearly inevitable if you're a runner or sprinter. Caused by either an inflammation of shin muscles or small microfractures on the...

Elite 50: Ranking the Nation's Top Women's Cross Country Programs

In our women's cross country rankings, we take you beyond wins and losses to reveal what truly makes a college cross country program great. To come up...

Elite 50: Ranking the Nation's Top Men's Cross Country Programs

In STACK's cross country rankings, we take you beyond wins and losses to reveal what truly makes a college cross country program great. To come up wit...

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...

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 ...