2018 HOKA One One Postal Nationals Summer Training, Week Twelve, Day Four, on Thursday, go to the hills!

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This is your hill training day. It is a tough day, but it is making you stronger each and every week. You are going to be ready to seriously roll in October!

IMG_6621.jpgThe 800m requires speed and endurance, photo by Mike Deering/The Shoe Addicts

Thursday, September 13, 2018-warm up, 20 minutes run, steady pace, 18 times 200 meter hill, jog down hill slowly, 20 minutes steady, cooldown

This is the last week of the HOKA ONE ONE summer cross country mileage program. We are starting week 12, the final week of Summer training. Fall begins next week. Please show it to your coach, and always listen to your coach. During the fall, we will provide you with13 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 12, Twelfth week of cross country summer training

Monday-warm up, easy 50 minutes, 8 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, five times, 3 minutes hard, at 5k pace, 3 minutes easy, cooldown.

Wednesday-warm up, easy 50 minutes, 8 x150 meter stride outs, cooldown

Thursday-warm up, 20 minutes run, steady pace, 18 times 200 meter hill, jog down hill slowly, 20 minutes steady, cooldown

Friday-warm up, easy 50 minutes, 8 x 150 meters stride outs, cooldown

Saturday-warm up, 5k race, cooldown, or a 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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