Cross Country First Time
Will I survive Cross Country?
Hello, I joined Cross Country for my first semester at my community college, and I am kind of afraid because I have never done it before. I recently graduated HS this year and the only sport I did was Track & field my last year. I can run without stopping for almost half an hour, and accomplish a mile and a half. I'm sure that is pretty slow time. First day of practice is tomorrow!
-Natalie The hardest part is to get started. If you have a good coach, he/she will ease you into the practices and slowly build up your endurance.
I started out just like you, as do most runners. You have to take the leap and try running sometime. There is no better place than to start running than by joining a team of cross country runners. You'll be amazed at the support you will get from your teammates.
To put it simply, YES, you will survive, and you'll probably get in great shape too.
Happy trails - Coach Tief