At this point in the season, even under the best of conditions, few cross country runners are feeling their best.
But even before the long, grueling season began to take its toll, Megan Reader was having to deal with injury.
Reader has struggled with an Achilles tendon injury since the preseason. While the worst inflammation in the tendon comes and goes, there haven’t been many races this season where it’s been feeling well.
That’s something she said she’s just had to learn to get used to in 2008.