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2023 RunBlogRun Winter Training Block, Week 8, Day Six, a day at the races

Larry Eder

Well, it is a winter wonderland across the country.

In Los Gatos, CA and Santa Cruz, CA, for the first time since 1976, there is enough snow to close Highway 17 and 85.

The Winter Wonderland will go away soon, but lots of social media will help us remember.

In Sunny Wisconsin, it is 22 degrees and the snow is everywhere! Time for a walk.

Before I head out, here is your workout for today.

Warm-up, 30 minute good run, and an 800m or 1,500m race indoors or at an outdoor all-comers meet. If you can not race, try this,

do a mile, broken up into 4 x 400m, with 15-second break in between each 400m. The 400m are done at your current race pace. So if that is 5 minutes, or

4:40, then run 70-75, depending on goal, walk for fifteen seconds, then, repeat, and cooldown well.



  • 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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