Message Category: Running Tips/ Training Topic: Race Strategy
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instead of the hills, think of the rest of the race Steve Palladino 9/29/01 11:53:57 PM ET
On one hand, there is a caveat about getting out to an aggressive start in a cross-country race. This will be no exception. On the other hand, you must not focus so much on the early hills that you forget the part of the race where the race will really be won or lost - the part starting from the top of the second hill. You have to be prepared to accelerate off the top of the secong hill and hold the new tempo the rest of the race. Start off aggressive, but controlled. Pick up a bit of steam on the first downhill and carry it into the second uphill. Crush the enemy from the top of the second hill until the finish. Good luck.