brap: In my day we practiced cross country in the middle of oncoming interstate traffic and we like it!
johnsoninca: What do they do when they go to a competition which is run on city streets?
comhcinc: Many of the runners say their success is all about training on tough terrain and that includes running on super hilly roads to build endurance.Since when is roads even "super hilly" ones considered rough terrain?
mikey15: around hereI they run on the streets on he way home ...usually in sport bras and shorty shortsI hear ...is it warm in here or is it just me ...is it time to go yet ...
UberDave: One dad said he's been trying to get answers.I'm guessing the true answer is something along the lines of, "If your kid gets hit by a car on our time people like you will sue the shiat out of us because we weren't taking more precautions to protect teh chillins."When I was a kid in HS, and on the CC team, our training routes were mostly *on* the streets through sidewalk-less neighborhoods. No one had a problem with it...of course, people were much less likely to sue the school if something happened.
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: It's pretty obvious the guy that owns the "private farm" where they now train is getting some kind of kickback for the use of his facility. Just follow the money...
Begoggle: [media.tumblr.com image 500x276]How about just shutting down all school-associated sports?School is supposed to be for education.You want to join a sports team, form your own municipal club.
NightSteel: Yeah, this has to be liability-related in some way. Maybe the district's insurance company offered them a discount if they banned student athletes from public streets or something.
Begoggle: How about just shutting down all school-associated sports?School is supposed to be for education.You want to join a sports team, form your own municipal club.
JollyMagistrate: comhcinc: Many of the runners say their success is all about training on tough terrain and that includes running on super hilly roads to build endurance.Since when is roads even "super hilly" ones considered rough terrain?Reading comprehension is not your strong point today.
kindms: working in a team environment teaches all sorts of real world skills.
jfivealive: My guess is some big wig dick bag got inconvenienced by the cross country team on his way to the golf course and so he pitched a fit to the superintendent.
Walker: High schoolers may no longer run on city streets, elementary school students still expected to walk to school (including crossing 6 lane roads) if they live less than 2 miles away./this is school logic!
JohnCarter: So no more young well toned sweaty youths will be running the city streets in skimpy pants and tank tops any longer?
NightSteel: kindms: working in a team environment teaches all sorts of real world skills.While that is true, high schools in particular spend lots and lots of taxpayer money on school sports, which confer these benefits on a relatively small fraction of the student body, given that high school sports generally do not have open enrollment. In the worst economy since the Depression, de-funding high school sports makes perfect economic sense.Unfortunately, parents and coaches looking to relive their glory days generally make more noise than parents looking to ensure everyone's children receive the best possible education from taxpayer dollars.If teachers have to resort to asking parents to provide essential supplies like kleenex and toilet paper, why aren't we asking sports participants to provide their own supplies?
vento: When I ran XC, most of our mileage was done on secondary roads. There was traffic, but not a lot, and other than the road our school was on, the highest speed limit on the roads we ran was 35mph. Half the time our coach didn't even know where we were or what we were doing. There was even a golf course relatively close to the school and we didn't run on it, we ran the roads around it.The kids in the article are right - running hills will definitely make you faster in the 5K and it actually decreases the chance of injury compared to doing speed work on the track.
Zul the Magnificent: JohnCarter: So no more young well toned sweaty youths will be running the city streets in skimpy pants and tank tops any longer?What might these look like? Research purposes...
StreetlightInTheGhetto: girls they KNEW were underage, or 18 at best
StreetlightInTheGhetto: Begoggle: [media.tumblr.com image 500x276]How about just shutting down all school-associated sports?School is supposed to be for education.You want to join a sports team, form your own municipal club.Cross country costs the school approximately nothing, unless you get uniforms. When I ran ours were about 10 years old. We bought our own shoes, raised money to pay for camp, and our coach was a mid level manager for one of the big 3 auto companies who volunteered to coach on his own spare time. He had his own equipment for measuring distance / marking the course when we hosted meets.Okay, I guess "taking a bus to meets every other week" could be a cost.
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