John Green didn't start XC until his sophomore year. His best place that year in any race was 14th and he was 41st at the state meet. As a senior, John won 6 races, was region champion, placed 3rd at state and earned a college scholarship all through consistent, frequent, dedicated running.
….. that running frequency over duration of time is the key to performance and that long runs are vital to distance runner’s improvement.
We resolve to run as often as we can and will be committed to our long runs. We will see ourselves as runners. We were born to run.
WEST FORSYTH XC CREED