Some are fast, some are slower. Some like short runs, others like long distances. Some like interval training, some like running in a stable pace.
But we all have one thing in common; we all get out there and that is something we should be proud of.
When I say I’m excited for school what I actually mean is “I’m excited for Cross Country season to start already”
The first rule of cross country: Have fun. The second rule: Lower your standards of fun.
[She] insisted, running was romantic; and no, of course her friends didn’t get it because they’d never broken through. For them, running was a miserable two miles motivated solely by size 6 jeans: get on the scale, get depressed, get your headphones on, and get it over with. But you can’t muscle through a five-hour run that way; you have to relax into it, like easing your body into a hot bath, until it no longer resists the shock and begins to enjoy it.
Everyone else seems to call their afternoon shuteye ‘naps.’ I call them ‘business meetings.’ On my easy days, I schedule two hours for these meetings. When you’re sleeping, your body absorbs all the hard work. It’s ironic: one of the best ways to get better is to do nothing.