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2023 RunBlogRun Winter Training Block, Week Ten, Day 1, Monday is an easy day

Larry Eder

Today is Monday, March 6, 2023.

Today is day one, Week Ten of the 2023 RunBlogRun Winter Training Block.

Easy days or recovery days are critical in each athlete’s development. As you get fitter, your easy days change, but the focus is the same,

keep it relaxed and keep the goals in mind. It is not about winning the workouts; it is about achieving the workout goals and winning your races.

In my fifty years in the sport, I have seen athletes of all ages either respect or disregard easy days, and there are consequences to those actions.

I recall a story about a world-class athlete who would purposely run his easy days with runners who kept him nice and slow, working within his easy day plans. He could have done his easy days with his teammates and raced on the easy days too, but then, he would not have run eight PB races in a row. Kind of funny how that works out, isn’t it?

Run Smart, Train Smart.

Your workout today is warm-up, 45-55 minutes in rolling hills, good footing, and slowly 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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