The long runs were some of my favorite workouts. During mileage phases, I would run two hours a day up in the hills, just enjoying the scenery and feeling like my strength grew each day. Then, there was the one mile loop around Santa Clara Cemetary (I was a night guard and sometime grave digger), where I ran, by myself or with a few selected friends, on a small circuit that included gravel trails, small roads that circled the old cemetary. I also recall doing a long run near Tucumcari, New Mexico, in the neighorhood by a camp site, with my only followers being the nightly stars and a half moon.
Long runs are the Sunday workouts for the season. Enjoy the long runs. Find different places to run and friends to share those runs with, they are part of what makes the sport a good place.
Sunday, October 1, 2017. warm up, 80-85 minutes, in hills, cooldown
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Monday, warm up, 50 minute easy run, 8 x 150 meter stride outs, cooldown
Tuesday, warm up, 20 minute tempo run on track, run pace at 30 seconds per mile above our
current 5k racing pace, so if you run 6 minute pace today for 5k race, run tempo at 6:30 pace, and stay
focused. Jog 800 meters, and finish with 4 times 200 meters, easy jog in between, cooldown
Wednesday, warm up, easy 45-55 minute minute run, four times 150 meter stride outs, cooldown, easy
Thursday, warm up, warm up, early season race, jog 20 minutes, finish up with 8 times 40 seconds hard,
jog two minutes in between, then, easy 2 mile cooldown. If no race, then, warm up, 50 minutes fartlek, two and one half minutes at 5k race pace, two and one
half minutes easy, repeat ten times, cooldown.
Friday, warm up, easy 45-50 minute run with four 150 meter stride outs, then cooldown
Saturday, warm up, early season cross country race, cooldown finish up with , 4×150 meters,
Sunday, warm up, 80-85 minutes, in hills, cooldown