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.

Return to main Cross Country page

Beat the Heat Before the Heat Beats You

It's nearly 90 degrees in Cleveland, and we haven't yet reached the Dog Days of summer. Coupled with the heat is an uncomfortable level of humidit...

College Selection Factors: Athletics vs. Academics

Whether it's a storied school with a rich history or a powerhouse school known for churning out pros, tradition is a key factor in college selection f...

Read and React: Born To Run

Over the past few decades, science and technology have become huge factors in the realm of sports, aiding the development of new and improved trai...

Read and React: The Perfect Mile

The mile was once the Holy Grail of sports performances. In the first half of the 20th Century, many thought that running a mile in under four mi...

Stretch and Run With Portland Cross Country

  Rob Conner, head XC coach for the University of Portland, reveals how his Pilots earn their stripes on flexibility missions. Purchase banana...

Interview With Kara Goucher

  Editor's note: Kara Goucher inspired this writer to train for the Chicago Marathon.  Kara Goucher knows what it takes to go long and stay stro...

Interview With Nicole Edwards

Having a hard time getting noticed? Learn from Nicole Edwards' recruiting experience. The University of Michigan cross country standout landed in Ann ...

Interval Training Q&A

Remember when the purpose of your off-season training was to improve for the upcoming season? Well, for college trackletes, those days are long gone. ...

Tips on Buying an Athletic Watch

  Looking to buy a high-performing athletic watch? Make sure it works out before you work out, by keying in on these expert tips. "A lot of neat...

In the Running

  Erin Sprague hits the road at six a.m., five days a week. She's not on her way to work. Instead, she heads to Central Park to log another long ...

...
1
2
3
4
5
6