Anonymous asked: I'm really frustrated because I've been on the team for three years and I train with the varsity girls and am able to very easily keep up with them both in distance and speed , but when races come around, I'm literally one of the slowest JV racers in the meet, usually clocking about a 21:30.I have training paces faster than that. Do you have any ideas why this would be? It's making me mad, because I'm stuck running with seventh graders and I manage to lose to 12 yo newbies every time :/
Anonymous asked: My first meet was yesterday and I ran a 28 and I'm really disappointed in myself, a lot of it was my asthma (I forgot my inhaler) but I honestly thought I was at a 26 at least. Do you have any advice to advance my training/ advice for meets?
Anonymous asked: I'm looking for racing spikes for xc which ones do you run in & will there be a time difference in running training shoes during a meet vs spikes
runninxcfordays asked: Hi:) so my season is coming up and I run about 28 miles a week and I do1 hill one tempo and one long run a week plus regular 45-30 minute runs. I've been training super hard and I'm the best on my team as of last year I run 21:18 is there a way I can pr under 20? Some races I run 22 minutes it all depends on the course, but last year I barely trained all summer and now since I'm training I feel like I'll be my ultimate
Anonymous asked: Hi! I'm starting cross country very soon and I'll be running in my nike free runs at first I hate them but I love them now, would I have to buy better "running shoes" or can I just run in my nikes? Sorry dumb newbie question!
Anonymous asked: Can I use track spikes for cross country ?
Anonymous asked: I'm new to cross country but I was a 400 sprinter in track season. My coach suggested I join. It's ok but every time I run hills I lose my breath and get side aches. What can prevent this?
Anonymous asked: so practically every varsity runner i've seen has long legs. I'm only 5'0 & I have stubby legs (yay). I'm also the last person out of the girls, and it's discouraging. Are long legged people more suited for xc?
Anonymous asked: Hey, sorry if this is a stupid question but if you're running for awhile (30+ minutes) where do you keep your water bottle? Do you just hold it the entire time or just hydrate before you start running?
Anonymous asked: So basically I'm going to be a junior and I ran xc last year, I never did any other sport and I loved feeling apart of the team I wrecked my ankles during the season tho and I kept running cus I thought it was normal but I'm better now and now I miss running but I'm out of shape and want to be stronger and better before the season starts do you have any workout, training, anything tips?
Anonymous asked: I just started running cross country for the first time and we had our first time trial today. It was a one mile run and I was just wondering what a good girls mile time would be? Cause I thought I did well for my first time but I wanted to know what like a high school varsity time would be
Anonymous asked: Hello! This is the first year of cross country for me. I ran the mile in track during middle school. I took last year off because the shins splits were so awful )X. I'm currently 5 feet even, short IK. Do you have any advice on how to avoid getting shin splits again? Thank you!
Anonymous asked: Hi im going to be a sophmore and im planning to join xc this season. However im not the best runner my mile is around 10-11min. And i can only run for around 15-20min maximum at a pace slower than fast walking. Im not the most social person either. Very quiet, almost get anxiety from talking to people. I want to do xc because i think i enjoy running. (Started running in may on my own 3 times a week) however, i feel like i would not do well. in addition xc at my school is cliquey. Any tips?
Anonymous asked: Hi I'm gonna be a freshman this year and I want to try XC. What should I expect doing at the first practice and what should I wear or bring? I sound stupid but please help. What can I do to practice? Practice starts in less than 3 weeks
Anonymous asked: Hi! today was my first day at conditioning and i was the only one runnining 1 mile. im starting small and working it up. do you have any tips for me to help build up? and how long does it typically take to see some results on your body?