By Larry Eder on December 10, 2013 6:19 AM
The week before your last race of the season. You need to stay healthy and keep the workouts relaxed. Save up your energy for the upcoming race.
Saucony Cross Country Training Program, Week 24, day two
Tuesday: warm up, 45 minute run, cooldown
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,
By Larry Eder on November 29, 2013 8:10 AM
Tomorrow is the FootLocker Regionals, NXN regionals and California State Cross Country meet. Good luck to all competing! Keep it easy today.
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Training Program, Week 22, Day five,
Friday: Warm up, 30 minute run, 4 x 150 meter strideouts, cool down
By Larry Eder on November 28, 2013 8:13 AM
Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the time with your family and friends. And remember, get a gentle run in today, with some strideouts, and run with your friends.
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Training Program, Week 22, Day four,
Thursday: warm up, 40-45 minutes, 6 x 150 meter strideouts, cooldown
By Larry Eder on November 27, 2013 7:15 AM
An easy run is part of the training week. Your easy days are nearly as important as your hard days.
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Training Program, Week 22, Day three, by RunBlogRun
Wednesday: warm up, 45-60 minutes, 8 x 150 meter stride outs, cooldown
By Larry Eder on November 26, 2013 6:56 AM
Today is a pretty simple tune up workout. One of my favorites was a two to three mile where we would jog the turns and sprint the straights. It is a great workout for turnovers.
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Training Program, Week 22, Day two
By Larry Eder on November 25, 2013 5:54 AM
This is three weeks before the FootLocker Champs and two weeks before the NXN, and one week before the California State Meet. The season of cross country is coming to an end. Over the next few weeks, keep dry, and keep your pace under control. Do exactly what is asked during the end of the season workouts.
By Larry Eder on November 24, 2013 7:02 AM
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Training Program, Week 21, Day seven,
Sunday: warm up, run 65-70 minutes and talk about the race yesterday, classes, what ever, just relax and keep it conversational, cooldown,
The Collegiate Running Association’s first national championship will be announced on December 3 - RICHMOND, Va. - Steve Taylor, cross country and track & field coach at the University of Richmond, had a vision.
By Larry Eder on November 23, 2013 7:52 AM
The big championships are upon us. The NCAAs, NXNs and FootLocker, plus California state meet. The focus of twenty-one weeks of training, the big races are now here. How will you run? No more workouts that really make a lot of sense, just fine tune and then, race hard. Good luck!
By Larry Eder on November 22, 2013 7:44 AM
The big races are this week and the next two weeks. Focus on your racing and relax on your easy days.
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Training Program, Week 21, Day five, from RunBlogRun
Friday: warm up, 45 minute run, 4 x 150 meter stride outs, cooldown
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