Cross country, as someone once said, “is the meeting place of the miler and the marathoner”. Most of the great middle distance runners have spent time on cross country courses.
Cross country builds your strength and endurance. It also gives you a break from the grind of indoor and outdoor track racing.
Train well over the summer, and you should race well in the fall, if you stay healthy. Watch your shoes, sleep well, eat well, and be careful, and you should stay healthy. It’s the little mistakes that catch you.
Saturday: Swim, Bike or walk thirty minutes. Go see a movie.
If you think you need to race, then do a 5k road race or a mile or two mile at an all comers meet.
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