Wonder what the N. Rockland XC routine is for meets like this? Did they drive down yesterday after school, and jog the course before it got too dark? Then try to get a decent night sleep in a local hotel? To me, that would seem better than waking up early this morning to drive about 2 hours down to Holmdel, and jog course for first time ever early this morning. I was not a fan of long morning bus rides prior to a race.
Are you saying that a two hour bus drive is a long way? Come out to the great Plains sometime, we travel two hours to race at a meet hosted by a school in our own district....closest XC meet for us today was a two hour drive as well, but we didn't get a freakin hotel
Aspen HS slept in unheated tents the night before the HS race in Crested Butte ( Coburn's race) and I think the temps went down to around 30 that night.