New Strength Training Methods to Boost Cross Country Performance
No longer is running for distance seen as a way to improve your 5K or 10K. Today, coaches and trainers use sprinting, speed, power, and explosive plyometric movements to boost [...]
Should Cross Country Teams Run Together in Practice?
Running is one of the most common and certainly is the oldest form of exercise known to man. No matter what part of the country you find yourself in, you [...]
Get Ready for Cross Country
Set Goals As with any sport, it’s a good idea to set goals in your sport. Write down what you want to achieve during the season and the training that [...]
Cross Country Runner Nutrition
You need to know how to gas your tank. Most times, running cross country meets you hit your pace. But there are times you need to speed up, which costs [...]
How To Improve your Cross Country Race Times
Thousands of sports are competed in and celebrated around the world. With modern inventions, more and more ways to compete against another are invented daily. If you haven't seen it [...]
The Perfect Core Exercise for Every Major Sport
why athletes should perform core exercises that are sport-specific and that mimic the movements they use on the field or court.
So, You Forgot to Run This Summer, Now What?
The cross country season is not lost but be smart as you get fit. It has been a good summer. You have been working part-time and finding a good balance [...]
5 Alternatives to Heavy Squats for Distance Runners
Ask a distance runner what their training includes, and the answer will likely involve vernacular like miles per week, speed, and running frequency. Rarely will the athlete mention how often [...]
Why Distance Runners Should Lift Heavy
Traditionally, weight lifting is not a high priority for long-distance runners. If they even step foot in the weight room, those workouts typically consist of low-weight, high-rep exercises—much different than [...]
4 Ways Endurance Runners Can Spice Up Their Workouts
If you examine the training of most high school, college and even professional runners, you will notice more similarities than differences. Question any high school cross country runner and they’ll [...]