As you race in the second half of October and move into November. all of your races have meaning. The tempo runs are helping you race better during the middle of the race, where your body is screaming and you tell your body to continue to perform. Focus on the tempo runs and run as a team. Getting another runner at the end of the race can be difference between winning and losing.
In the 1970s at Crystal Springs, near Belmont, CA. We had Center Meets. I recall Mitch Kingery setting the course record at the famous course, running 14:28 for 2.9 miles. He was well within himself and that inspired me. I ran 18:24 that day, which was pretty good for me at the time. That middle of October time period was one of my favorite times to race each year.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017. 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
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Monday, warm up, 60 minute run, Holmer Fartlek (32 minutes out, back in 28 minutes), 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, race, 20 minute jog, then, 12 x 40 seconds, then cooldown. If no race,
warm up, 3 times mile at current race pace, 400m jog, 6x 300 meters cut downs, 150 meter jog, 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 , or, if no race, warm up,
45 minute fartlek, 20 x 1 minute hard, one minute jog, cooldown
Sunday, 85-90 minute long run, make sure you stretch and cool down