The cross country season, for most of the country, is in week two. While many have trained all summer, the racing season starts getting hot over the next couple of weeks. If you are racing two to three times a week, count those as hard days. Consider, after cooling down from your race, doing eight times a 150 stride out, quick, but gentle on the legs, and then, a gentle mile cooldown. Make sure your days between racing are easy, so your body can recover.