Archives for Cross Country

Winter Development in Cross Country Training

Exercise physiologist like to reduce athletic performance ability to five physical skills that are a product of the athlete’s genome, age and cross country training development.  Coaches have accepted this reductionism viewpoint and have described these five skills as “bio-motor” skills.  While the word bio-motor has no true scientific definition, both coaches and physiologists understand…

Sprinters vs Cross Country

Each summer I like to write an article about whether or not sprinters should run cross country and, if they do, what should happen. To progressive programs and coaches, running a ‘modified’ cross country program for sprint types who want to be successful is, at the very least, an interesting option.  On the other side…

Cross Country Training Survey

  With so many positive reviews from Scott Christensen’s 800/1600 training Master Class, we’ve been overwhelmed with requests for a similar program geared toward training Cross Country runners. In order to get such a program created with enough lead time that you can absorb the information, ask your questions and get plan your season, we…

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