2016 HOKA ONE ONE Fall Cross Country Training Program, Week 14, Day Six

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The FootLocker Regionals are being held across the U.S. on Saturday, with the exception of California. The CIF California State Meet is being held on Saturday as well. Good luck to all who are racing. The entire season of workouts will help you in your race.

Bruce_Ben-USOlyTr16.jpgBen Bruce, photo by PhotoRun.net

Saturday, November 26, 2016: Race day. Warm up, listen to your coach, race, cool down

Week 14: Racing to the finish

Just went to the Nike Border Clash this past weekend. Great event. With the NCAA's over and now, most state meets (except California, I believe), the big races are upon us! FootLocker, NXN, AAU and USATF are coming soon! Enjoy the workouts, but stay focused!

Monday : Warm up; 6-mile run; 8x150 yds relaxed strideouts on grass, jogging back to the start after each, no rest between; cool down.

Tuesday: 1-mile warmup; 20-min tempo run, 1-mile cool down. To determine your tempo run pace, add a half-minute to your present mile pace for a 5K. So if you can run 18:30 for a 5K now, that means a 6:00 pace. Add 30 seconds to get your tempo run pace of 6:30 per mile. Recalculate your pace as your fitness improves, about once a month.

or,

Warm up, Three times six minutes at current race pace, 4 x 150 meter strideouts, cooldown

Wednesday: Warm up; 6-mile run; 8x150 yds relaxed strideouts on grass, jogging back to the start after each, no rest between; cool down.

Thursday: Warm up, three miles on track, sprint straights, jog turns, easy cool down.

Friday: Warm up; 6-mile run; 4x150 yds relaxed strideouts on grass, jogging back to the start after each, no rest between; cool down. Focus on the race.

Saturday: Race day. Warm up, listen to your coach, race, cool down

Sunday: Easy 11-mile run on grass or dirt with friends.

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