Cross country newbie?

I'm going to be a freshman next year and I really wanted to join cross country but I don't know if I can handle it!! So I was wondering, how many miles do you have to run for practice? Are there a lot of people who join who are kinda average runners or can everyone do 8 miles without stopping? And, how can... show more I'm going to be a freshman next year and I really wanted to join cross country but I don't know if I can handle it!! So I was wondering, how many miles do you have to run for practice? Are there a lot of people who join who are kinda average runners or can everyone do 8 miles without stopping? And, how can I train during the summer? Right now I can run about a mile and a half without stopping.

Answer all the questions or just one! Thank you!!
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