The season is upon us. Cross Country will have over 500,000 high school boys and girls and nearly 160,000 college and university men and women, plus another 100,000 adults across the country! It is my favorite season.
One of the benefits for middle and long distance runners is getting your mileage in over the summer and then, after cross country, in the winter.
Molly Huddle is one of my favorites. Molly set the AR for 5,000 meters in 2010, and has been one of our most consistent five thousand meter runners for the past six years. In 2013, Molly finished sixth in the World Champs over 5,000 meters, the best finish EVER by an American women at that distance.
Molly Huddle, besides having a fine sense of humor, is a fine cross country runner. Watch her at US XC champs, and also as she helps lead the World Cross team for the US, as she has done for several years.
Molly Huddle, photo by PhotoRun.net
Saucony RBR Summer Mileage Program, Week Ten, Day Five,
Friday: Warm up, 45-50 minutes of running, varied pace, then 8 x 150 meter stride outs, at current 800m to 1,500m pace, then, gentle one mile cooldown.