Boys cross country prepares for upcoming season


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Despite uncertainty for the upcoming season, boys cross country continues training. With the influx of cases in California, camp that normally runs from 3:15-4:30 p.m. has been cancelled, and the first race has not been scheduled.

The outdoor and individual nature of cross country allows practices to run as usual without any modifications besides reminders to wear masks during transitions. Cross country doesn’t require equipment, so only weight room access has been eliminated. 

“I didn’t expect cross country to change much, and COVID-19 isn’t too much of a concern if we can all spread out,” sophomore Wesley Choi said. “I honestly just hope we can get one good race in this season, since at this time last year we’d have already completed two or three races.”

The team practices 1:45-3:15 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, with cohort students attending on their respective days. The routine stays the same: warm up, stretch, running, then a cooldown. Depending on the day, athletes are either doing mile repeats, speed workouts, pacers or recovering, and run anywhere from 3 to 5 miles each practice.