You’ve made the decision to join your high school track or cross country team and you’re overwhelmed by what comes next. A slew of new people to meet, daily practices and how many miles are we running today? Take your time getting adjusted to your new environment and don’t be afraid! You’ll soon be running further and faster than you ever imagined and to your surprise, you’ll probably enjoy it. Your teammates will become your friends, and come race day you’ll be more than prepared. High school running can be daunting, but here are 10 things every high school runner should know to help you navigate both the pavement and the track.
Danica Newon is a running lover and a social media maven. You can follow her running and life adventures at chicrunner.com