I run track and cross-country for my high school, and am going to be a junior this upcoming year. In XC, I’m hoping to go under 16min at the District meet and make states. For track, under 2 in the 800 and under 4:20 in the mile (4:24 is states).
I was wondering what members here would consider beneficial to that end. I plan on training legs semi-heavy early in the season, and taper off as running workouts get more intense. Also plan on working shoulders and back.
Obviously I’m not trying to gain mass, just strength. Thoughts/comments? Specific exercises to do or avoid?Running specific programs? Any help is appreciated.