In 2018, when Des Linden crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon and broke the tape for her first World Marathon Major win, she summarized her training approach with the phrase “Keep showing up." It was so simple and powerful and resonated with so many people that her sponsor Brooks even created a campaign around it. Of course it’s the right answer - if you never quit, you cannot fail. And it works for everything in life, not just running.
If you didn’t know already, we are nearing the end of a beautiful season… cross-country season that is. Maybe you had the joy of running cross country in your high school or college days, or maybe you came to running later in life and look at cross country longingly as a sport you missed out on. Either way most people think that cross country is reserved for school sports, but the recently graduated, new runners, back of the pack, front of the pack, badass master’s runners (basically any runner) can still join in on the xc season.