By Larry Eder on November 11, 2013 5:53 AM
The Monday run is a day to consider what happened in the week before, and what is coming up in the next week.
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Training Program, Week 20, Day One
Monday: warm-up, 45-50 minute run, 8 x 150 meter strideouts, cooldown
By Larry Eder on November 10, 2013 6:54 AM
Run your long run today with your friends. Relax, warm up and cooldown and remember to change your wet clothes right after your run. The season is now down to the big races. Big efforts are needed. After some studying this afternoon, perhaps take a nap, and unwind.
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Week 19, Day seven
By Larry Eder on November 8, 2013 8:38 AM
Sara Hall made the FootLocker Cross County series finals in her freshman, sophomore and senior year. In her senior year, Sara Hall achieved her high school goal of winning the FootLocker Cross Country Series.
Here is the video, done by the Shoe Addicts on Sara's first experience made during the New York City Marathon weekend.
By Larry Eder on November 9, 2013 6:47 AM
You are cross country racers.
Racers never waste a step, they run efficiently, knowing that they conserve up a hill and charge fast down a hill, and never, ever, stop passing people until they get through the finish shoot.
And, never, ever, stop racing until you get past the finish line.
By Larry Eder on November 8, 2013 6:55 AM
The long season makes for many chances to get sick, injured and just not be yourself. Days like Friday give you the time to recuperate and also build on your season. Tomorrow is a race day. Feel the strength come back as you focus on racing on Saturday.
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Training Program, Week 19, Day Five
By Larry Eder on November 7, 2013 7:14 AM
Hill workouts are key to the your development as a cross country runner. Hills are part of the racing landscape. You can not win if you don't play.
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Training Program, Week 19, day four
Ryan Hall went to Stanford for college and ran well in cross country and on the track. After college, Ryan ran a 13:16 for the 5,000 meters, but it was in 2006, when he broke the American record for 20k, held by Mark Curp for over two decades, that Ryan came into prominence.
Deena Kastor, American record holder in the marathon, Olympic bronze medalist from 2004, talks about the FootLocker Cross Country series, which is sponsored by her sponsor, ASICS America.
By Larry Eder on November 6, 2013 6:09 AM
One of the most important keys to success in middle distance running is consistent training, day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year. To be a successful distance runner, one will spend ten to fifteen years at the endeavor. There are no short cuts to success.
By Larry Eder on November 5, 2013 6:00 AM
In speaking to elite runners across the world, I an not surprised at how many use tempo runs to help get them into shape.
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Training Program, Week 19, Day two