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2023 RunBlogRun Fall Cross Country Training & Racing Program, Week 4, Day 6, a day for racing…

Larry Eder

This is Saturday, October 7, 2023.

Across the US, there are cross-country invitationals in every city, big and small.

With 570,000 boys and girls competing in cross country this season, who will be part of the

next generation to be inspired by this most ancient of sports?

Racing is different in every state. I recall a cross-country duel meeting held between Bellarmine and Saint Francis at Stevens Creek Park. In the last 800 meters, we had to cross a raging creek full of rocks, mud, and such and come out standing up on the other side!

Your workout today is to warm-up well, do some stride outs, and race 5k, then a 30-minute moderate-paced run, ending with some stretching and a good cooldown.


  • Larry Eder has had a 51-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…

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