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2023 RunBlogRun Winter Training Block, Week Ten, Day 7… Sunday is the day for a long run!

Larry Eder

This is Sunday, March 12, 2023.

This is week Ten, Day 7, and it is a long run day.

Sundays were always long runs for me in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. My teammates and I would start on.

Summit Road in Santa Cruz Mountains. Our runs were on a 3-week schedule. One week was 17.5 miles, and one was 20 miles, and one was 22.5 miles. We would go down the old logging roads in the Santa Cruz mountains, surrounded by old-growth Redwoods, and listen to the birds in the cool, crisp morning air. As we returned, after we hit the midway, the conversations would slow down as we began the long hour run back up into the hills. A long run, and then, some coffee and the Sunday New York Times. 

Your workout, warm up, 75-90 minutes, moderate run, depending on how you felt from racing on Saturday, then 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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