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Cross Country Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Cross Country Training.

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9 Cross-Training Activities for Runners

The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes...  Read more

Workouts for You--and Fido, Too!

The obesity epidemic isn't just apparent on the streets of America's small towns and cities. Check out any veterinary clinic, and you will see that the numbers are rising in the canine and feline worlds, as well. The Association of Pet O...  Read more

How to use the Elliptical Trainer

This standard piece of exercise equipment is one of the most popular in many gyms. Ellipticals are a unique hybrid of a treadmill, stepper, bike and cross-country skier, that move your legs in an elongated oval pattern (hence the name elliptical). Th...  Read more

The Cold Never Bothered My Workouts Anyway

Whether it's the looming threat of black ice, the relentless wind pounding your lungs or the snow pelting your face, the winter months have a way of making outdoor exercise seem less than appealing. But if you're someone who meets chilly weat...  Read more

Reference Guide to Cross-Training

How would you like an exercise program that banishes boredom, improves your fitness, develops new skills and prevents injuries? Sounds like an infomercial, but it's not! It's cross-training, and you can do it whenever and wherever you are in...  Read more

Can't out train a bad diet. So many think if they
Updated 4/29/2016 10:47:54 PM

Can't out train a bad diet. So many think if they exercise they can eat junk....  Read more

2 hours swimming, weight training today
Updated 4/29/2016 5:34:44 AM

2 hours swimming, weight training today...  Read more

Very difficult days for me..Hard to keep calm & enjoy. The war in the country border and working at
Updated 4/29/2016 10:40:40 PM

Very difficult days for me..Hard to keep calm & enjoy. The war in the country border and working at this Military base with so many changes,restrictions,risks that I can't catch up plus a health center I am running by myself, but gotto take care of m...  Read more

I'm a teenager and I run track and cross country.
Updated 4/28/2016 11:28:07 PM

I'm a teenager and I run track and cross country. I'm still a little chubby because of the way I eat. Will this app help?? What else can I do?...  Read more

How to progress well in weight training?
Updated 5/1/2016 6:35:25 AM

i was losing weight gradually with weight training,later, my weight reached stable state after few months Now I am confused whether I should increase 1)weights in the machine Or 2)number of reps or 3)number of sets to initiate weight l...  Read more

Walk while they run

My teenage boys are doing cross country training for the high school team over the summer. While they run (a 5k), I walk for the hour they run. Gets my exercise in while I wait for them!...  Read more

Making it easier to eat healthy on the go!

When I know I will be out and about-like going to a cross country or track meet, etc., where I know there will not be healthy food choices, I fix something healthy for myself and bring it along, so I will not be tempted by junk food....  Read more

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

Cross-Training Activities for Runners

The old running adage is as follows, “in order to run, one must run”—this is commonly referred to as the Principle of Specificity of Training. In other words, in order for you to become a more efficient runner, you must spend time running. But doing...  Read more

Poll: Should Slow Runners Be Allowed to Run Marathons, Too?

A few months ago a college cross-country track coach from New Rochelle College in New York sent shock waves through the running community when she was quoted in a New York Times article stating anyone finishing a marathon in 6 hours or more was takin...  Read more

Cross Country Training

My son has begun CC . Yes it is training season already! I am taking this opportunity to use his training schedules to improve my own running. So far it is working very well. I am definitely getting stronger and holding on to that 10 min mile mark....  Read more