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2016 HOKA ONE ONE Fall Cross Country Training Program

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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

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!

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Wednesday, 09 January 2013 10:38

Mack Named USA Track & Field Athlete of the Week

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(Photo:Bobby Mack at 2012 USA XC Champs ) INDIANAPOLIS - Bobby Mack (Raleigh, N.C.) has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after winning the senior men’s 8 km in 24:27 at the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country race on Jan. 5.

Cheserek becomes the fourth boy to repeat as FLCCC National Champion - SAN DIEGO -Edward Cheserek (right, image courtesy Foot Locker) of Newark, N.J., defended his national title, and Anna Rohrer of Mishawaka, Ind., catapulted onto the national scene with an impressive victory at the34th Foot Locker Cross Country Championships National Finals (FLCCC) at Morley Field, Balboa Park in San Diego on Saturday, Dec. 8.  Race conditions were ideal, with the sun breaking through the clouds at the start of the girls’ race and the temperature reaching 63 degrees.

ALBUQUERQUE - Twelve national champions were crowned at the USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships on Saturday as more than 2,300 of the best youth athletes in the United States competed at the sunny Balloon Fiesta Park.

This was the first time that Team USA Minnesota sent a women’s team to compete at Club Cross.  In 2011, the men’s race was won by Team USA Minnesota’s Jon Grey.

Jacob Riley and Mattie Suver (photo) both bested fields of well over 200 runners Saturday in claiming open men’s and women’s individual titles during the USA Track & Field National Club Cross Country Championships held at Masterson Park in Lexington, Ken. More than 100 teams and 1,200 competitors competed in the national championships, which were held in Lexington for the second time in meet history.



Images: 2016 Olympic Games