SUMMER WORKOUT SCHEDULE
Summer Workout Docs (print)
1. Cross Country must be important enough to make some sacrifices.
2. The team should be able to depend on your competing. You should realize if you do not perform, you are hurting everyone else on the team.
3. You must learn to push your body closer to its upper limits. To do this, you must make your mind tough; then use your mind to make your body tough. You need to learn to deal with pain and fatigue.
4. Try to meet your schedule, but also listen to your body. If you feel good, work a little bit harder. If you feel bad, go a little bit slower.
5. Run in the early morning or late evening to avoid the hottest part of the day.
6. Run on soft surfaces whenever possible. Cement sidewalks are the hardest surface and should be avoided. The asphalt of the road is better. Cinder trails, or grass, are the best for running.
7. Learn your body so that you know the differences between being hurt and just hurting. Running distance will cause you to hurt, but it does not mean you are injured.
8. Running is about routine; make time for it in your weekly schedule. You should find excuses to run, not be looking for excuses not to run.
9. Get a new pair of shoes for the summer. Old, worn out shoes are a major cause of injury. I can get a good deal on NIKE & some SAUCONY if you order through me. If not, check RunningWarehouse.com. If you have questions, ask me!
10. Map out accurate courses to measure your distance and calculate pacing. Here are two helpful websites: Gmap Pedometer,and Pace Calculator