It was in my third Center meet, my junior year in high school, that I figured out how to race cross country. We were racing on Crystal Springs, one of my favorite courses for cross country, and I was improving, but still not embracing the course.
It was on a cool, crisp afternoon, in late October 1975, when I got a good start, that I decided to see what I could do. I took off on a downhill and then started pushing the hills, one after another. I ran hard, but controlled down the hills and did not look back. When I hit the last 500 meters, I gradually started to take off, in order not to get caught by my team mates, as I had the week before.
Where will your break through race come?
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Training program, Week 17, Day 5
Friday: warm up, 45-50 minutes, 8 x 150 meter strideouts, cooldown