When considering the current state of athletics on all levels that Covid 19 has caused, it is important that a great deal of imagination and innovation be used in order to ensure that sports continue; therefore, we must learn, unite, and work very hard to find effective ways to make cross-country appealing and viable, yet make certain that the rules set forth are followed in order to assure that our season continues. The same is true for track and field should the pandemic continue into spring.

We understand that COVID-19 has turned your world upside down as it has ours. Normally we would be seeing you at various Fall Marathon race expos but clearly that is not happening. We also know that most of you would be purchasing your Spring Marathon / Half Marathon before the end of the year.

INDIANAPOLIS — USATF’s 42nd Annual meeting will be held virtually, USATF announced today. The annual meeting of the sports administrators, coaches, volunteers and athletes is set for December 3-6. Additional details will be forthcoming. 

Cross Country - Even with a number of invitationals being cancelled, Cross Country is in full swing. Good luck to all of the runners this season and always. Hopefully, we can social distance and wear masks and have a complete season. If you are not running, I hope you can watch a meet or two of your favorite school and support these great athletes. Rod O’Donnell updated article on - Life Lessons from Cross Country. 

By Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD - Most runners want to have strong muscles to be more powerful, help prevent injuries, and yes, to look buff. They wonder: What can I eat for more muscle, strength and power? The standard belief is eat extra protein, but more fundamental than food is doing some form of resistance exercise. Lifting weights is far more powerful for building muscle than is eating extra protein (unless you have been eating a protein-deficient diet).