What do you guys do to get ready for the running during a cross race? I went running today (first time since last November) because of a series of thunderstorms rolling through and realized just how much my legs were hurting, especially on the hills. During most cross races I seem to be running fine for the first few laps and then the last few laps I'm getting passed because my running pace is more of a walking pace as I'm going over barriers and up the run-ups. What can I do to work on this area of needed improvement for this year's cx season? I did 3.4mi of running today, well more like jogging and walking, and my quads feel like they want to climb out and beat the crap outta me now.