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2023 RunBlogRun Winter Training Block, Week Nine, day 3, Wednesday is a recovery day

Larry Eder

This is Wednesday, March 1, 2023

This is Winter Workout Week Nine, day 3.

Recovery days are key to your development as an athlete.

Coaches need to know how important that a recovery day is as well.

One of the challenges as a coach is to curb the over-enthusiasm of athletes as they train. Many believe that the harder your train the better athlete you become.

The truth is more complicated.

Successful training includes hard days, easy days, moderate days, consistent training, and a consistent plan. Recovery days allow the athlete to give their mortal engines time to use the hard workouts to build fitness.

Your recovery workout today is warm up, 45-50 minutes of running, moderate, with six times 150-meter stride outs, then, a 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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