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2023 RunBlogRun Spring Training for Middle Distances, 800m-5000m, Week One, Day 1, and so it begins

Larry Eder

This is the beginning of the Spring 2023 training program from RunBlogRun. We have provided training programs online since 1998. This program comes from discussions with coaches all over the planet, plus real-life experience with high school, community college, and college athletes. Special thanks to Terry Ward, Joe Mangan, Bill Squires, Arthur Lydiard, Emil Zatopek, Gary Goettelman, Ron Warhurst, Pat Clohesey, and Dan Durante, among others.

The biggest advice that I can provide coaches and athletes is to listen and observe. Be willing to learn each and every day and realize that running fast, throwing, or jumping far is only part of the plan. Being a good person is the most important part of one’s journey.

Your workout today is a nice slow stretching plan in your warm-up, 45-55 minutes in a local park, relaxed, 6 x 150 meter stride outs, relaxed, and then, a nice slow cooldown. And check your shoes!

  • 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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