My daughter runs division I college track and her specialty is the 800. She is a senior this year and the (new) coach suggested cross country which she had never done before. So, she did that and was good enough to make the 7 person roster and compete all the way through regionals.
It is now most of the way through indoor track and its safe to say she is behind…her times are just not where they usually are at this point in the season. Can Fall XC have this effect for some people? Are 800 runners better off staying away from XC? Does it sometimes take longer for those who ran XC to get their speed back?
Not looking for any miracle workouts suggestions, she is sticking with the coaches training program and hope the coach knows what she is doing. Just curious what others have to say about running XC (and high miles associated with it) and its effects on 800 running.