2019 RunBlogRun Cross Country Recovery Weeks, Week 25, Recovery Week One, Day 4...

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The idea of taking a break is hard for many. But, in order for you to improve, you need training blocks, racing blocks and yes, recovery blocks. The fine coach, the late Arthur Lydiard, gave us modern distance training, and his phases all built to a fine time of racing. In the 1960 Olympics, within one hour, two of his pupils, Peter Snell and Murray Halberg won gold medals. It was the finest hour of New Zealand Athletics. Snell had upset the 800m field, and Halberg had sprinted away from the 5000m field.

acebookjumbo-jpg-595.jpg1960 Olympics, 800m, WR holder Roger Moens upset by Kiwi Peter Snell. photo courtesy of IOC

All of us have dreams of doing well. At the end of each season, I would look over my races, and I would put a post card together on my goals for the next season. It was fun, and it motivated me. I put the post card on my mirror of the medicine cabinet, so I could see it each day.

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019: 30-40 minute run, half hour swim, half hour bike (choose one)

Week 25, Recovery Week one, day 4

Monday: day off

Tuesday: 30-40 minute run, half hour swim, half hour bike (choose one)

Wednesday: day off

Thursday: 30-40 minute run, half hour swim, half hour bike (choose one)

Friday: day off

Saturday: 30-40 minute run, half hour swim, half hour bike (choose one)

Sunday: easy 40 minutes

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