By Larry Eder on October 30, 2013 6:36 AM
Cross country is the meeting of the middle distance and long distance runner. It is all about challenges. One race I had in high school, we dashed through hills for 2.8 miles and finished by running across a creek! I destroyed my brand new racing shoes. Parents were not happy. We were laughing afterwards.
By Larry Eder on October 29, 2013 6:28 AM
The eighteenth week of training. That shows some real commitment. As we get into the tough part of the season(now), stay focused, find times to rest and simplify your day. Read a bit, watch a movie, stay off the texting a bit, just give yourself time to think and breath.
By Larry Eder on October 28, 2013 3:55 AM
The leaves have changed color. There is some cold in the air when you run in the mornings. And in some regions, you have already had snow. It is time for cross country season to get really serious, like conference and league meets, sectionals, state and NCAAs.
Stay focused, this is the time that challenges you, but stay on task.
By Larry Eder on October 27, 2013 6:02 AM
Long runs help focus on your endurance and give you time to unwind from the stress in your workouts from the week before.
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Training Program, Week 17, Day Seven
By Larry Eder on October 26, 2013 6:57 AM
Okay, this is what it is all about. Cross country racing is in full swing across North America. The major invitationals, and conference meets are happening across the US. Race well this weekend. Remember to learn from it!
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Training Program, Week 17, Day Six
Kenyans Vincent Kipruto and Caroline Kilel triumphed in the 32nd BMW Frankfurt Marathon, where stormy and wet weather ruined hopes for record performances. Kipruto braved high winds to clock 2:06:15, beating fellow-Kenyan and debutant Mark Kiptoo by just one second. Elijah Kemboi finished third with 2:07:34.
By Larry Eder on October 25, 2013 6:59 AM
It was in my third Center meet, my junior year in high school, that I figured out how to race cross country. We were racing on Crystal Springs, one of my favorite courses for cross country, and I was improving, but still not embracing the course.
By Larry Eder on October 24, 2013 6:22 AM
By Larry Eder on October 23, 2013 6:10 AM
Relax today on your run, and think about your upcoming big races. Remember that in the big races, it comes down to the finish.
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Training Program, Week 17, Day three
Wednesday: warm up, 45-50 minutes, 8 x 150 meter strideouts, cooldown
Christoph Kopp lives in Berlin but since the end of last week the Elite Race Coordinator for the BMW Frankfurt Marathon has been regularly checking the weather forecast for the city beside the River Main. That’s where an imposing field will line up for the race’s 32nd edition on Sunday.