"Maybe this will be the year that I will like cross country...?"
And every year I HATE it. I hate running on the grass and the hills and just everything! I have been this way for quite some time and I don't know why I would think that it would ever change.
My first official cross country race was in fact a race put on by my very own running club. In August of 2005, my mother convinced me to run a XC race as a training run for my second year of college basketball. I thought I would like it, but I hated every minute of it. I knew during that race that there was a reason I never ran XC in high school and played soccer instead.
Last year, I tried to run XC again and although I still hated, it I thought that maybe I should just keep with it. And then I got injured. And I blame the grass and the trails and the hills - I blame XC for my injury. So this year I played it smart. I have been avoiding the trails and the hills and the grass and I have stuck with running on the roads and so far so good.
|The only proof that I actually ran a XC race - even though it is blurry I am positive I have a death face|
I feel like I am just a runner who likes the roads. I like the sound of runners shoes on the asphalt. I like the feeling of roads clear of cars for races. I just like the roads.
So last night at my running club workout, I decided to ditch the grass XC workout the rest of the team was doing and run the same workout on the road. It felt good to run fast on the roads and not worry about spraining my ankle or falling in a hole. I dragged my running buddy along too and we had quite a nice time sprinting down the road as we did two sets of interval and race paced repeats.
And I didn't miss running on the grass at all.
So which is it for you? Cross Country or Roads?