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High School Cross Country Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for High School 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

Should You Hire a Running Coach?

Whether you are contemplating training for your first 5K race or are a seasoned runner looking to improve your performance, working with a running coach may help you reach your true potential. The Benefits of Training with a Running Coach A ru...  Read more

Embrace Your Inner Child to Get in Shape

Ever notice how you can’t spell "workout" without the word "work?" Most of us view work as something we have to do, not necessarily something that we want to do. It's the opposite of leisure and the killer of fun. We all...  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

What are your tactics to avoid high calorie intake
Updated 4/29/2016 11:34:55 PM

What are your tactics to avoid high calorie intakes at social meals and buffets?...  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

High protein low carb
Updated 4/29/2016 5:26:35 PM

High protein low carb...  Read more

I have started to ride my bike to school(4.5miles)
Updated 4/29/2016 2:16:10 PM

I have started to ride my bike to school(4.5miles) everyday and I can't believe the difference. My legs and back are stronger, my knees hurt less, and I save $20 on gas! Yes, I use a lot of sunscreen spf90....  Read more

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

2 hours swimming, weight training today...  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

Benefits of High School Athletics

Athletics have been a mainstay of the high school scene for decades. Today, the field has merely expanded, encompassing an even greater variety of competitive options for male and female students alike. While many students get involved in high school...  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

Eat Like an Olympic Athlete

I LOVE the Olympics and from February 12-18, I will be watching as the world comes together 'with glowing hearts' to witness as the saying goes, 'the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat' during the Vancouver Winter Olympic.A cou...  Read more