row row rowbury your boat wrote:
awfully quick this early. hard to shift gears that fast right after xc.
This is such a funny comment I see around here often. They are high school kids, most of them running 4:20 or faster have that gear 365 days a year.
Does anyone else have college stories about running a track 1600/mile at the end of XC season and decent guys PR'd? I think our graduate assistant was a D3 national champ at 5k and his mile PR was from the post XC season mile run. (May have invented the PR part in my head, but he definitely ran a ridiculous time for a November mile with his teammates.) I understand this potentially raises lots of other questions, but I personally don't see how it's that difficult for a young athlete to run a good mile time off of XC fitness.[/quote]