The 2017 XC season begins 9 weeks from today!
I want to wish all students the best of luck in their finals this week!
Hopefully everyone is feeling healthy and the training is going well. It is important to not over train too early in the training cycle. Additionally, one does not want to over race. If you want to race, then one per month please and nothing longer than a 10K.
I want everyone to work on cadence, form, breathing, strength, flexibility, and mental positivity this off-season. Please read this article on breathing: http://www.runnersworld.com/running-tips/running-on-air-breathing-technique
The most important thing about breathing is to think about it and be in control of it. Many people ignore this aspect of running. The belly breathing and rhythm are the key points.
Denis J. Villeneuve