Casey Clinger, photo courtesy of Nike communications
This is the final day of the season. After twenty-six weeks of training, after league, conference, state, NCAA regionals, NCAAs, USATF JO regionals, FootLocker regionals and NXN regionals, and NXN, this is the last weekend of cross country in North America.
Fun to see that the European Champs are also being held this weekend.
All the work is done. Today, you are like a painter finishing a painting. The final strokes, the final brushes of paint are your race today. How do you run a performance that is satisfying and does not haunt you for a year?
Get out hard, find a position and start taking out those in front of you. Do not panic. And when you can see the finish, start to accelerate and give it your all!
Best wishes and thanks for following our workouts for the past twenty-six weeks!
Week 26, Day Seven, December 12, 2015
Warm up well, do some stride outs, and run your race.
Send us pictures from your races to email@example.com
Special thanks to Brian Eder, my brother, for managing RunBlogRun.com. Special thanks to photographers, Victah Sailer, Kevin Morris, Nike communications and adidas communications for their support. Special thanks to NXN, FootLocker XC for their support. And most of all, thanks to the 16,000 cross country coaches and 550,000 high school boys and girls and 50,000 college athletes who run cross country who give our sport honor by running each and every day.
This season was in honor of the late James Dunaway, who encouraged me to prepare cross country training programs, and edited AT&F for over a decade. .
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