wish i was him wrote:
Not an outstanding time, but in my high school there was this kid that ONLY ran during practice and in the season. He got in about 20 miles per week if that. His cross time got down to 15:45. I still beat him but I trained my ass off all year to do it for four years in high school.
This was exactly me. I ran mostly just in season and only 15-20 miles per week and ran 15:48 in high school. Mid 80s and in Ohio the CC distance had just been moved up to 5,000 meters from 2.5 miles and all the coaches were giving the advice that less is more. "Rest up on the weekends". "Don't do much during the summers". Really really bad advice I got as a young runner.
"Do you ever wish you could go back in time with all the knowledge you have now?" -- Uncle Rico from Napoleon Dynamite