-Maia Jackson, Senior, Captian
Monday August 14th was the start of the 2017 Cross Country season! It was a big day for some new runners, marking the very first day of being apart of a new team and new sport. We had some new faces that looked a little nervous but by Friday it seemed like everyone was smiling and having a good time! On Monday it was a hot start with some 80 degree weather that even tests some of the top runners, but we don't have to worry about that for long because as we all know, we do live in North Dakota! We had two speed workouts this week with one on Tuesday which was running 1000 meter repeats, we had some younger boys show off some of their speed and toughness. Then on Thursday we had run bike run at Lincoln Park. That is where you have a partner that runs a mile and a partner that bikes a mile, then you switch and keep doing the mile loop. It was a good test to see how hard some of the newer runners could push themselves. But most importantly after the first week everybody started to get into a routine of stretching before and after practice. Most fun of all is we got to learn how to ice bath to help keep the legs in shape and ready to roll!! I think we would call the first week of season a success, with many more to follow!
Adam Arnold, Freshman, Captain