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2022 RunBlogRun Winter Training, Week One, Day 2…just the beginnings

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This is your workout for Tuesday, January 3, 2022.

This is the beginning of the eight-week Winter Training Block. We are focused on helping 800m to 5000m runners build their strength, endurance, and speed in the season in between cross country and outdoor track. Many athletes get into indoor track and we love it! But, to be ball part frank, ( I love that term, think I stole it from Coach Dave Frank), the indoor season is a diversion, outdoor season is the focus.

Your workout for today is good, solid warm up, 45-minute run, moderate pace, at 20 minutes into the run, go  5 minutes at 5k current race pace, and then, at the 25-minute mark, go back to moderate pace. At 35 minutes into the run, do one minute at 5k race pace, then, one minute easy, and repeat one more time. For the last eleven minutes, run at a moderate pace, then, do a good cooldown.

  • Larry Eder has had a 50-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America’s first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: “I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself.”

    Theme song: Greg Allman, ” I’m no Angel.”

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