Thursday, 18 October 2018

How to prepare for the cross country:

How to prepare for the cross country:

If you are looking for ways to prepare yourself for cross country, then you have
come to the right place. Cross country is a very hard event to complete as all your
doing is running. I am really confident that this will help you as there are so much
things you could do to prepare yourself.

Mentally prepare yourself:
Mentally preparing yourself is all about thinking positive and stop thinking negative,
for example. “Think strong”, “Give it your all” & “Focus on your running”. Mentally
preparing yourself is all about believing and thinking positive throughout the whole race.
Self talk is what most people do to get over there nerves and only focuses on the race,
self talk is mainly about the conversations you would have with yourself. Doing this
and it may help you a lot during your cross country performance.

What you should be eating:
Eating food with loads of sugar and fat in it can probably affect you when your running
as you can easily get stitches as well as tummy aches. The type of food/snacks you
should be eating are things like veggies, plenty of fruit and lots of meat. These types
of food are very healthy as it gives you lots of protein. I really recommend eating lots
of fruit, veggies and meat as it can help you heaps throughout your performance.

How much sleep you should be getting:
The amount of sleep everyone should be getting before the Cross Country event is
9-11 hours. Getting this much sleep will really help you to be more awaken then
having to be tired for the competition. If you didn’t know sleeping can help you as your
body is whats helping to support your brain/mind to be a more healthy and physical
health person for the next day. Sleeping also helps your development and growth.

Overall, preparing for events like this can be quite a challenge. When it comes to
preparing for events like this means giving it your all, concentrating on the race and
have lots of fun. Getting to this part of the year event can require lots of training and
try your absolute very best, this is what most people focuses on when it comes to this
particular event. Make sure you keep trying your best and remember to never give
up but to prepare yourself very well. I really recommend you to mentally prepare
yourself, eat/drink the right type of food/drinks and to get the right amount of sleep
each night. Enjoy your Cross country race and do your very best.     


  1. Kia ora Hinerangi,
    Are you a professional runner? It sounds like it! Great points you make here. I agree, it is definitely a mental game with running. Recently I did a long run and it was torcher towards the end. The positive thoughts got me through. Watch out for repeating ideas in your writing sometimes. In the conclusion you mention 'trying your best' twice and also 'mentally preparing yourself' twice too.
    Really good work though! Keep it up.

  2. Kia Ora Hinerangi
    this peace of writing is very interesting. This writing is a very good writing too. I really like this title of how you are writing too a lot of people and saying how to prepare for cross country. This peace of writing can teach other kids or even adults how to prepare for a race.
    Good Job :)

    1. Kia Ora Charlese,
      Thank you for commenting on my blog its really great to hear that you had a lot of say into this peace of writing. Thanks for visiting my blog hope you enjoyed and everyone who is reading this!


  3. Hey the Hinerangi!! i really liked reading about how to start when you are in a race. When it was cross country i didn't really do good at starting
    but when i start start reading this i was like ohhh now i know. Fro Leonardy sua

    1. Hey there Leonardy,
      Great to hear that you learnt a bit more by reading this peace of writing on how to start a race for cross country, even though I didn't go this year I still know how to start a good race. Thanks for visiting and hope to see you back commenting on my blog soon.