Cross Country…Here We Go!

It’s XC time in the month of August 2017! I am so excited for all the high school students getting out there to run their hearts out. Running a 5k (3.1 miles) in Cross Country is tough – but training is even tougher.

Here’s what high school girls should know about the 2017 Cross Country Season:

  • There are about 300,000 girls participating in XC
  • The record for Cross Country (in America) is 16:08 (That’s a little over 5 minutes per mile…WOW)
  • The State Championships for Cross Country is typically held in November

Make Sure You’re Prepared…

  • Eat healthy and eat enough 
  • Train for much longer than 3 miles
  • Stay hydrated
  • Invest in XC shoes, proper clothing, etc.

Trust me – when September hits and the practices get harder, meets increase, and your eye is on the prize (whether that’s a personal best, placement, or going to States – you’ll want to be prepared.

Good Luck (from a XC runner herself 🙂 ),

Emoijah

 

 

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