2018 HOKA ONE ONE Postal Nationals Summer Training, Week Eight, Day Two, Tuesday means Tempo run (and some fartlek)

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This day, Tuesday, will be your toughest day of week for much of the season. Tempo runs start today, and you will find them key to your racing this fall. They prepare you to keep mid race pace, and help callous you for the season that is approaching.

IMG_5223.jpgPrepare for your tempo run by warming up well, photo by Mike Deering/The shoe addicts,

Tuesday, August 14, 2018-warm up, Tempo Run, 20 minutes, run at 30 seconds per mile above current 5k pace, so if you race 5k at 6 minute pace, run this run at 6:30 pace. Run on track or measured road, for 20 minutes, a great team effort, jog one mile, then, 30 minute fartlek, 15 times one minute at 5k pace, one minute relaxed, cooldown

This is a summer long mileage program. We are starting week Seven. Show it to your coach, follow it, and we will have you in shape for the first week of September, 11 weeks from now. During the fall, we will provide you 11 more weeks of suggestions to get you to racing fit and help you reach your goals. Fine tune our program, make it work for you. Our themes are this: You need to train your mortal engine. Physical and mental challenges are important. Manage training and life stress. Turn stress into fun. Remember to rest, and have recovery days. Know how to improve your racing skills. Most of all, have fun!

And most of all, remember that, when you are looking for running shoes, check out www.hokaoneone.com and check out their fall racing contest, www.hokaoneonepostalnationals.com.

Week 8, Eighth week of cross country summer training

Monday-warm up, easy 50 minutes, 6 x150 meter stride outs, cooldown

Tuesday-warm up, Tempo Run, 20 minutes, run at 30 seconds per mile above current 5k pace, so if you race 5k at 6 minute pace, run this run at 6:30 pace. Run on track or measured road, for 20 minutes, a great team effort, jog one mile, then, 30 minute fartlek, 15 times one minute at 5k pace, one minute relaxed, cooldown

Wednesday-warm up-easy 50 minutes, 6x 150 meter stride outs, cooldown

Thursday-warm up, 20 minutes run, steady pace, 14 times 200 meter hill, jog down, 20 minutes steady, cooldown

Friday-warm up, easy 50 minutes, 6 x 150 meters stride outs, cooldown

Saturday-warm up, 40 minute fartlek, five minutes 5k pace, 5 minutes relaxed, do that four times, cooldown

Sunday-65-75 minute easy long run, on soft ground, or around a soccer pitch, remember to cool down

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