3 Reasons You Need This Cross Country Program

Posted by Latif Thomas

So, I’m primarily a sprints/hurdles/jumps guy. I’m not trying to fool anyone into believing otherwise.

But I’m also a track nerd, so I like to learn about everything. And, in my experience, the following three things most likely apply to you in some fashion:

Reason #1: You run too slow, too often

Distance coaches love mileage. And I often hear coaches call repeats at distance race pace ‘speed work’.

It is not.

Coach Christensen says that if you don’t do enough real speed and special endurance work, your runners won’t have the specific conditioning to maintain race pace for the entire 5K.

That makes your athletes’ training ineffective. And how would you feel if you knew your Cross Country Coach mailed it in instead of learning what the most successful coaches already know?

I’ve seen enough distance programs to know that the odds say you’re not training fast enough in practice.

Coach dedicates an entire hour of the program to “The Application of Speed and Strength Training to the Training Model.”

You’ll definitely learn some cool new things from that video.

Reason #2: You want to know more about mileage and peaking

If you’re a Cross Country coach, you love these topics.

And Scott commits over 90 minutes to discussing the ‘do’s’ and ‘dont’s’ of mileage and peaking.

In fact, what you call ‘peaking’ probably isn’t really even peaking.

Not my words. Those are Coach Christensen’s.

You should hear what he has to say. And if you disagree,

Reason #3: You have questions about your program

We all have questions about our workouts and progressions.

Well, I do. A never ending supply of them. I hope you do too.

Point is, Scott’s going to answer any questions you have.

Quite frankly, that alone is worth more than the cost of the program.

If you watch the videos and ask questions, your Cross Country team will win more and your kids will run faster.

And it’ll cost you less than one dinner with friends. And by ‘dinner with friends’ I mean that’s
the bar tab…

…for one dinner with friends.

Get ‘Preparing the Elite Junior Cross Country Runner’ and start watching in 5 minutes.

To your success,

Latif Thomas


Latif Thomas - Latif Thomas owns and operates Complete Track and Field and serves as the Co-Director of the Complete Track and Field Clinic at Harvard University, the largest track and field clinic in the United States. A popular speaker and presenter at some of the largest coaching clinics across the country, Latif has true passion for the sport and it definitely shows. Over the past 19 years, he has coached more combined League, Division, All-State, and New England Champions in sprints, hurdles, and jumps than he can count. Follow @latif_thomas on Twitter.

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