Molly Huddle, Duane Solomon, photo from Saucony Running
During your season, long runs are important, but they need to be used with some personal discretion. After a hard race on a Saturday, the long run should be run on soft ground, and slowed down, over say 50-70 minutes.
Consider your race the day before. Stretch well afterwards, keep the pace relaxed. Drink lots, and I mean lots of water. If the First Lady can suggest that we drink one extra glass of water a day, then, I shall say eight glasses of water a day.
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Program, Week 11, Day Seven,
Sunday: Depending on how you feel after your Saturday race, either do a slow, 45-50 minutes on the grass, for recovery, or a relaxed 60-65 minutes today, again on soft ground. Take the time, afterwards, to stretch, once you get out of any wet clothes.
Larry Eder has had a 50-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 content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself."
Theme song: Greg Allman, " I'm no Angel."
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