By Larry Eder on December 9, 2013 7:12 AM
We are now down to the last week of the season for prep cross country. This is the week for the FootLocker Cross country. The NXN was last weekend and had two stunning races for teams and individuals. What will San Diego bring us?
Saucony, RBR Fall Cross Country Training, Championship Weeks, Week 24, Day one
By Larry Eder on December 8, 2013 6:25 AM
Today, I watched the NIke Nationals. There were some fantastic performances. On the girls side, Wayzata XC won over Manlius, who had won eight straight times. The Manlius team was devastated. Yet, they showed extreme class and shook the hands of the winners and congratulated them.
By Larry Eder on December 7, 2013 6:33 AM
Today is a big day in cross country! The FootLocker Western regional is at Mt. SAC on Saturday, giving the prep cross country runners in the Western US a chance to qualify for the top ten places and move on to the FootLocker nationals, to be held in San Diego, CA on December 14, 2013.
By Larry Eder on December 6, 2013 6:13 AM
The NXN is on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Lots of prep cross country runners will be dreaming about success at the NXN. How would you spell
success? Cross country brings running down to the basics!
Watch for runblogrun to be there on Saturday, covering one of the finest events in our sport.
By Larry Eder on December 5, 2013 6:31 AM
It's the end of the season. It's down to the big races now. It's all or none of the marbles. So, what are you going to do? How much can you hurt over the last 300 meters? Can you catch the fifth guy from the next club? It is you and him, or you and her. It is down to the big stuff now.
Run your best, go make history...
By Larry Eder on December 4, 2013 6:01 AM
The big races are over for most, but for some, the FootLocker regional for west and NXN are this weekend. This is one of my favorite workouts, just a nice relaxed three miler changing some gears. The rest of the week is relaxed and light.
By Larry Eder on December 3, 2013 4:46 AM
In my day, we were told to train in heavy training shoes, to build up our feet and leg strength. Then, when you got into a pair of racing flats, you thought that you were flying. In the 1970s, there was a 4.5 ounce racing shoe from Reebok and one fro EB, the company that made the first Lydiard shoes (Eugene Bruting, I believe).
By Larry Eder on December 2, 2013 7:28 AM
The last two weeks of the season, with NXN, FootLocker are under way, and here is our suggestions to keep you fit, and rested for the biggest races of the year!
Saucony Cross Country Training Program, Week 23, Day one,
Monday: warm up, 45 minute run, 8 x 150 meter strideouts, cooldown
By Larry Eder on December 1, 2013 11:09 AM
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Training Program, Week 22, Day seven
Sunday: warm long run of 65-70 minutes, cooldown
By Larry Eder on November 30, 2013 7:53 AM
Today is your big day, so stay focused, run your race, and focus on passing runners until you get through the finish line.
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Training Program, Week 22, Day six,