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2023 RunBlogRun Winter Training Block, Week 8, day seven, Sunday is about the long run

Larry Eder

This is Sunday, February 26, 2023.

This is Week 8, day seven of the 2023 RunBlogRun Winter Training Block.

Today is about the long run.

I recall running in Stevens Creek Park with my best friend, Bob Lucas, in 1975. We would

get up win the switchbacks with Rob Ripplinger, Danny Grimes, and Jeff Nicklin. The trails were wide and we could see

the turkey buzzards flying over our heads, wondering if they knew something we did not know.

The long runs were followed by grabbing something to drink at Bob’s house, with his Mom getting us something to drink and something to eat.

Yesterday, I took a long walk along the Rock River, looking for the bald eagles I saw a few days ago, wondering if they were back for spring.

Enjoy your long run or long walk today.

For your workout, today, warm up slowly, for 80-90 minutes, and cool down.


  • 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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