Turf over Land - Track vs. Cross Country Essay
In the world of high school running, there are two types of runners: cross country runners and track runners. I am both, as I have been in cross country since seventh grade and track since first grade. I know how it feels to train and compete in both, and I have come to a conclusion that track & field is way better than cross country.
In cross country, the season is much longer than track. To non-runners, the season is about 3 months long. However, in the eye of a runner, summer training makes it even longer by at least 2 months! Summer practices are usually Monday through Saturday for about 5 hours. I don’t think people want to wake up at 7:30 in the morning to go on a long run and do weight training after. The track season …show more content…
The differences between track and cross country are not always the distances ran, but also where the distances are run on. For example, in cross country the races take place in hills, mud, dirt, puddles, on grass fields, golf courses, parks, etc. In track, it is limited to, of course, the track. In my opinion, the safer place to run would be on the