Men's Cross Country

    Q&A With Darryl Stevenson

    Go Hoosiers! Freshman Darryl Stevenson gave his insights for the 2005 season.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Freshman Darryl Stevenson gave his insights for the 2005 season.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Sept. 9, 2005

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind.-Freshman Darryl Stevenson discussed practice and the upcoming cross-country season with this week. Here is what he had to say.

    Q: How does coach Chapman's training regimen differ from what you had at North Central?

    A: At North Central I was very low mileage. In cross-country I would run about 40 to 45 miles a week. Also, I would do two runs a day nearly three times a week, so really I was not running that much in one run. Now that I'm here at IU, the mileage is higher for me. My "short and easy" days are my long runs from high school. Also the intensity is at another level here at IU.

    Q: Does running with an All-American like Sean Jefferson, and other great runners like John Jefferson and Stephen Haas make you a better runner?

    A: Yes, for sure. Seeing what these guys do everyday shows you how dedicated you have to be to get at that level. They really make you not want to be lazy in a workout or anything like that. It makes you feel good to know that you have these guys as training partners everyday, and I just know they're going to make me a better runner.

    Q: What are you looking forward to most about this season?

    A: All of the freshmen, except for one, are red-shirting, so this is a time for me to build my fitness as much as possible. I want to just get in some great training, and continue through my building phase. I'm excited to see the team do well, and am anxious to watch and learn from their season.

    Q: Is there anyting that you have learned from the group of seniors that has helped you adjust to college from high school, in and out of the classroom?

    A: The seniors can be of help in a lot of areas not just in running. They are all in their 5th years after red-shirting, so they know everything about what goes on here. They helped a lot in the beginning on figuring out where my classes are and small things like that. Everything else they have helped with has been getting to know how things go on around IU. They have been an enormous help.



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