2020 High School Cross Country Summer Training Plan and Program
June 7, 2020
LetsRun.com is proud to be back in the coaching business with its summer training program (click here to sign up) designed to prepare high school and college runners for not only success this fall, but to lay the foundation for a lifetime of success in running.
The program is designed for any high school or college runner who wants to get better and reach their maximum potential. No matter your ability, from the beginning high school runner to the runner hoping to win a state championship, you will get a daily training program based on your running history, that will prepare you for the fall cross country season.
You also will get access to the LetsRun.com Summer Training Program Club where you will be able to interact with the LetsRun coaches, watch videos, and learn why you are doing what you are doing. Running is one of the most basic human beings do. However, running fast over long distances is an acquired skill and we want our athletes to learn the building blocks on how to do this.
Our summer training program has 3 main goals:
1) Stay healthy 2) Progress in your training 3) Learn how to train properly
Sounds too simple. But if you do these things you will be setup to have tremendous success the rest of your career.
The Foundation of Success is Laid in the Summer
One of the primary reasons LetsRun.com was founded was to spread the coaching genius of LetsRun.com coaching guru John Kellogg aka “JK” who was the high school coach of LetsRun co-founders Weldon and Robert Johnson. They had been frustrated runners until they started following the training principles of “JK”. Weldon went from being a walk-on runner at Yale who could not make the NCAA meet to a runner who represented Team USA at the Pan Am Games and World Half Marathon Championships, won the Marine Corps Marathon, and ran 28:06 for 10,000m (in the photo to the right Weldon is competing at USAs in 2003 against the great Meb Keflezighi and four-time Olympian Abdi Abdirahman).
Robert went from being a runner who didn’t even run in college to one who nearly qualified for the Olympic Marathon Trials and paced Catherine Ndereba to her world record in the marathon. He then coached at Cornell University in the Ivy League, where his mid distance and distance runners helped Cornell win 13 Ivy League Indoor and Outdoor titles.
Snippets of John Kellogg’s coaching wisdom are on LetsRun.com and have influenced thousands of runners. It’s time to apply them to your training in a structured manner.
The foundation for success in cross country is laid in the summer. To be truly good at running you need to do it year round. The sooner you take summer training seriously the better you will be.
Success in running takes: 1) Hard work and 2) Smart training
By being here you’re showing you are willing to do #1. We’re going to take care of #2.
LetsRun.com offered summer training one time before back in 2001. The program was very small, but our results were pretty good as one of our runners, Bruce Hyde, went on to become an Ivy League champion and NCAA All-American. We can’t guarantee that type of success for you, but we do guarantee you will be satisfied with the program. If for any reason you are not satisfied, we offer a money back guarantee.
Also, we don’t want financial resources to prevent anyone from accessing our program. Our program cost less than $2 a day ($149 for the summer) which we think is a bargain for someone wanting to be a great runner. However, financial assistance is available if needed. Feel free to email us at email@example.com if you have any questions. Or if you have questions about the program you can post them here.