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2016 HOKA ONE ONE Fall Cross Country Training Program

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POSTAL NATIONALS HISTORY

From 1957 through the 1970‘s at the end of the cross country season Track & Field News and the United States Track & Field Federation jointly held a nationwide competition. At first teams would run 2 miles on the track and mail the results in (hence the name “National Postals”), but then in 1969 when the 3 miles was added, regional races were held, all of which are known as the “National Postal” races. Since cross country courses varied and since there was not going to be a single national meet, the times from the regional races were taken for ranking the competitors nationally. To make the races fair in comparing times, the races were run on the track, but in a cross country type race. Teams of 5 runners were entered as well as individual entries. High school runners ran a 2 mile cross country event in those years. The 2 mile races for the National Postals were done from 1957 through 1982; and the 3 mile races for the National Postals were done from 1969 through 1978 (as in 1979 and after, the Kinney and Footlocker National High School Cross Country Championships were instituted for the 3 mile races). The revival of the Postal 2-Mile is a revival of the spirit of high school distance running, the revival of finding a true national champion and most importantly the revival of a team together. We are proud to reintroduce the running world to the Hoka One One National High School 2-Mile Postal Competition.

The Fall 2016 Cross Country Training program is sponsored by www.hokaoneonepostalnationals.com.

And one more comment: This training program was developed over 20 years of coaching, with advice and fine tuning from coaches from around the world. These are guidelines only. For younger runners and newer coaches, it is a nice program to begin from. For more experienced coaches and runners, the themes are key. Find what works best for you, and please reach out if you need ideas at runblogrun@gmail.com!

Also note, that we post daily training with updates August 23-December 20 on your sites as well as runblogrun.com, american-trackandfield.com, caltrack.com, morunandtri.com  and coaching athletics.com. Look for daily updates!

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RACE HIGHLIGHTS:                      Annie Hill of Kalispell, Mont., and Garek Bielaczyc of Salt Lake City, Utah, won the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCCC) West Regional today. In the girls' race, Hill, a sophomore at Glacier High School and two-time FLCCC national qualifier, captured the West Regional title in 18:13. Kate Hunter, a junior at Provo High School in Provo, Utah, finished second in 18:14, and Olivia Hoj, a senior at Olympus High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, placed third in 18:22.



Kenya’s Edward Cheserek created history on Saturday (21) as he became the first man to win the prestigious NCAA Cross Country Championships for three successive years.



Dathan Ritzenhein created a small slice of history today (6) as he became the first American winner of the Campaccio Cross Country, an IAAF Cross Country Permit race, held in San Giorgio su Legnano.



TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- A team full of Michigan natives gave Michigan State its first NCAA team championship in any women’s sport Saturday.

The top-ranked Spartans dominated the field with four runners in the top 25, posting a score of 85 to hold off a solid effort by second-place Iowa State (147). New Mexico was third, edging No. 2 Georgetown by a point.



BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA -- The 2014 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships will take place in less than two months -- on December 13 -- over Lehigh University’s historic cross-country course in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Early hotel bookings indicate that the annual event will be bigger than ever.


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