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
By Larry Eder on November 21, 2013 5:40 AM
Today, run fast when you have to and run really slow during your warm ups, jogs and cooldowns. You have a race in two days, so focus!
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Training Program, Week 21, Day Four
Thursday: warm up, 4 x 800 meters, at two mile race pace, with 400m jog in between, 4 x 150 meter strideouts, relaxed, cooldown
By Larry Eder on November 20, 2013 5:34 AM
The runs are getting faster without you even trying. That is fitness. Now, however, is the time to control all of that. Focus the big energy on the racing!
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Training Program, Week 21, Day three
Wednesday: warm up, 45-50 minute run, 8 x 150 meter stride outs, cooldown
By Larry Eder on November 19, 2013 6:24 AM
The NCAA Champs are this weekend for Divisions 1,2 and 3. The Nike Border Clash is on Saturday, and the FootLocker regionals are on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Focus on the big races now!
Saucony RBR Fall Training Program, Week 21, Day two
By Larry Eder on November 18, 2013 5:51 AM
The season is down to state meets, NCAA champs, and the final big events of the year in cross country. Relaxed days like today are key, as you get longer into the season. We will start championship training weeks next week.
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Training Program, Week 21, Day One
By Larry Eder on November 17, 2013 5:35 AM
Long runs are always one of my favorite workouts of the week. It is the time to get together with friends, tell stories and work together. Make sure you do your long runs with your friends.
Congrats to Molly Huddle, one of Saucony's runners, who set a world best today over 12k at the US 12k champs.
By Larry Eder on November 16, 2013 7:59 AM
The NCAA regionals were being held this weekend. State meets abound and some athletes are already training for FootLocker, AAU, USATF and NXN.
If you have a race this weekend, good luck!
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Training Program, Week 20, Day six
Saturday: warm up, race, cool down
By Larry Eder on November 15, 2013 6:28 AM
The season is coming to the big stuff: state meets, regional meets, NCAA regionals and NCAA meets are fast approaching! Stay focused. Twenty weeks is a long time to be focused on anything! Good luck! Stay strong!
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Training Program, Week 20, Day five,
By Larry Eder on November 14, 2013 5:36 AM
Molly Huddle set the AR for the 5,000 meters in September 2010. Her 14:44 for the 5,000 meters placed her ninth in the race, and she did not know she had set the AR until photogapher Victah Sailer told her afterwards.
New York, NY, November 21, 2013 – Foot Locker announced today that ASICS America will be the presenting sponsor and official apparel, footwear and accessories provider for the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships through 2015.
13 NOV 2013 IAAF NEWS JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
(IAAF)Abby Hoffman, an IAAF Council Member and a Member of the IAAF’s Medical and Anti-Doping Commission, delivered a strong statement about the IAAF view of the new WADA Code to the 2013 World Conference on Doping in Sport organised by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Johannesburg on Wednesday (13).
By Larry Eder on November 13, 2013 6:18 AM
The leaves have changed, and while I am walking in California and it is in the seventies, there was snow in Wisconsin, where my home is. Cross Country is about celebrating all that is fall, hills, changing of seasons, no breath left and then you have to kick with three hundred meters to go!
By Larry Eder on November 12, 2013 5:33 AM
The tempo runs are part of most serious distance runner's regimens. They help you prepare for the middle sections of races. Little by Little, they help you improve.
Feeling strong now?
(Watch the first Rocky movie)
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Training Program, Week 20, Day two
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
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