Discussion in 'University of Colorado News and Olympic Sports' started by cmgoods, Oct 4, 2014.
Cross Country is a sport with zero dedicated scholarships, only six meets, five scoring runners, and practically no barriers to entry. All a school needs to compete is a few ounces of clothing as a uniform, and transportation for 7-8 starters. Finding nerds who can run isn't all that difficult.
CU doesn't have (yet) a dedicated locker room. The CU trophy case in Dal Ward dedicated to XC success makes up about 20% of the real estate investment to the sport.
It is beyond amazing for CU to field such a high caliber of performance year after year in a sport most CU sports fans brush aside as some kind of boring non-revenue activity.
Props to the runners for the commitment to excellence. Hundred mile weeks, six AM training runs, two-a-days, shin splints, and a rigorous commitment to diet and a strict sleep schedule is a steep price to pay in order to peak at just the right time. You all live the lives of monks. Pledging a dedication to distance running at the highest level while living in one of the best college party towns, surrounded by a million temptations, is a remarkable testament to your character.
Best wishes in the pursuit of defending the conference and national titles. Way to come out hot in yesterday's meet.
By living like monks did you mean subsisting on beer?
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