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2023 RunBlogRun Spring Training for Middle Distances, 800m to 5,000 meters, Week One, Day 2, Tuesday is speed play

Larry Eder

This is Tuesday, March 14, 2023.

This is day two of the 2023 RunBlogRun Spring Training for Middle Distances, 800 to 5,000 meters.

Today is speed play day, but we are going to shake some things up a bit, thanks to a conversation with Mason Ferlic, Olympic steeplechaser, who trains with Very Nice Track Club, and Coach Ron Warhurst.

This is about using your natural surroundings and building speed and strength. Fartlek is a great way to complete such a task.

Warm. up slowly today, making sure that you stretch all of the big muscle groups, then,  30 minutes of running, moderate, 4 times 3 minutes, running up hills, with slow 3 minutes in between, and one five-minute hard on flats, five minutes moderate, and finish with six times 40 seconds, good effort, with a minute jog in between. Slow cooldown after a workout. Make sure that you hydrate!

  • 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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