90 Second Escape: The Warm-Up

Monday — never an easy time for the outdoors enthusiast. After a weekend of adventure, returning to the humdrum work-a-day world can make one melancholy. To help ease the transition, every Monday we feature a 90 Second Escape — essentially, a 90-second video or slide show of a place you’d probably rather be: a trail, a park, a greenway, a lake … anywhere as long as it’s not under a fluorescent bulb.

Today’s 90-Second Escape: The Warm Up

Prepping for Saturday’s 3K Kickoff, the start of the Wake County high school fall cross-country season, it seemed the more than 800 high school runners ran at least twice that distance just to warm up. Once they were warm, though, they put on a great — if short — show. We focus today on the warm-up because how often do you pay attention to athletes in the moments before competition?

What’s the escapist element? As someone who’s drifted into individual sports, we miss the camaraderie of team sports. While you might not thing of cross-country as a team activity, it’s actually the perfect marriage of individual and team: You’re racing both to best your PR and for the overall team standing. And if you’re curious about the latter in Saturday’s meet, visit NC Runners here.

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