Cross Country Articles

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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Need for Speed: Nike Zoom Streak XC 3

The Zoom Streak XC 3 is Nike's newest cross country model. Created for serious speed, the shoe is ultra-lightweight with a distraction-free fit. ...

Top Running Shoes and Spikes for the Track

Lace up and track down your competition. Check out STACK's lineup of the latest and greatest track spikes,  making a mark. Running shoes 1....

Choosing the Right Cross Country Running Shoes

When it comes to selecting good cross country running shoes, a big misconception can be "the more expensive the shoe, the better it will perform." A...

Why Runners Shouldn't Lace Up in Cross Training Shoes

Runners primarily move in one direction—forward—and they need shoes designed and built to facilitate that movement. If you think pairing up in c...

2010 STACK Elite 50 Colleges: #5 Virginia

Mindful that you're a student-athlete—and not just a student—we offer you the 4th Annual STACK Elite 50 Colleges, a ranking of the best schools ...

Strength Training for Endurance Athletes

When endurance athletes enter a strength training program, it is essential that they regard their training plan as another endurance event. To mos...

Ultra-Runner Karl Meltzer Conquers the Red Bull Human Express

On Oct. 25, ultramarathon runner Karl Meltzer crossed the finish line of a one-man run in downtown St. Joseph, Mo. The run had started on Sept. 15 i...

Nike Northside/Southside Challenge

Approximately 45,000 runners from across the globe flocked to the streets of the Windy City on October 10, for the annual Bank of America Chicago Mara...

Prevent Game-Ending Illnesses

During training and competition, your hands are constantly in contact with objects—balls, equipment, other athletes, the ground (hopefully not f...

Locker Room Quote of the Week: August 9

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." —Steve Prefontaine, former U.S. Olympic distance runner Taking off plays....

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