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On Saturday, November 28, there are several FootLocker Regionals and several NXN regionals. There is also the CIF State Cross Country Champs in California. It will be one of the largest days of participation in cross country of the year.

This is the big day for many.

Week 24, Day Six, November 28, 2015

We suggest that you warm up as you have all season, one to two miles of easy running, perhaps a couple of stride outs.

In the larger races, he or she who keeps their head does the best. Get out and get yourself on good footing and start passing one runner at a time. As you get near the finish, try to save something for the last 150 meters, and see what you can do!

Good luck!

Here is the link to your 23 previous weeks of training:

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Week 24, Day Five, November 27, 2015:

Today is the day before the big race. You might want to walk the course today, and then, jog a couple of miles.

Get some rest, eat well, and just remind yourself that all of the last six months of training have taken you to his moment. Watch a Netflix movie, or read a book, try and relax a bit. Just don't go and walk around a mall the day before the race!

Here is the link to your 23 previous weeks of training:

XC2_2350.jpgNCAA XC Division 1, photo by Kyle Terwillegar/USTFCCCA

Molly Seidel won the NCAA Divison 1 XC Champs on Saturday, November 21, 2015. In winning the NCAA Cross Country, Molly become the first girl FootLocker champion to win the NCAA as well!

Follow your Dreams! Happy Thanksgiving!

Week 24, Day Four, November 26, 2015:

Happy Thanksgiving! Either jog an easy three miles, take it off, or run a Turkey Trot, as long as you jog it. Save those legs for your race on Saturday.

Here is the link to your 23 previous weeks of training:

XC2_2889.jpgNCAA XC Division 1, photo by Kyle Terwillegar

Week 24, Day Three, November 25, 2015:

This is a holiday week. If you are running NXN Regionals or FootLocker Regionals, then take it easy today.

Either take the day off or jog an easy two or three miles, and stretch a little bit.

Here is the link to your 23 previous weeks of training:

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This is report 3 of the XC European Results for 2015-2016 season. The cross country results are compiled for RunBlogRun by Carles Baronet.

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As you begin your taper for the big races, remember where you came from this season. Enjoy the successes and focus on the upcoming events. This is your last hard workout of the week, as you get to relax the rest of the week and enjoy some Turkey on Thanksgiving!

Week 24, Day Two, November 24, 2015:

Warm up, 1-2 miles, stretch, then, get on the track, two miles, sprint the straightaways, jog the turns, try to do it at about your current 5k race pace.

Jog an easy half mile, then, finish up with three 200 meter stride outs, running each one faster than the one before.

Cooldown, 1-2 miles.

Here is the link to your 23 previous weeks of training:

XC2_3098.jpgNCAA XC, near the finish! photo by Kyle Terwillegar/USTFCCCA

With most state meets now done, the NCAA's over, the season is coming down to the FootLocker Regionals, NXN Regionals, NXN and FootLocker Champs and the USA Club Champs.

We will focus on tapering the next three weeks.

Keys in tapering: Sleep eight to ten hours a night. Get in a nap each afternoon if you can. Hydrate (stay away from soft drinks). Stretch well before and after workouts. Always change out of wet clothes immediately.

Monday, November 23, 2015, Week 24, Day One: Warm up, 1-2 miles, easy 3-5 miles, 6 x 150 meter stride outs, 1-2 mile cooldown.

Here is the link to your 23 previous weeks of training:

XC2_2138.jpgNCAA XC, Division 1, photo by Kyle Terwillegar/USTFCCCA

This is a list of cross country events from around the world, compiled by Alfons Juck of EME News.

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This is the second report on the XC European Results for 2015.2016, compiled by our friend, Carles Baronet. Carles Baronet writes the blog, Track In Sun.

This piece was posted as an example of how to reach to media groups to promote your teams.

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