I recall reading through the two weeks of workouts of training by 1976 Olympic 1,500m champion John Walker prior to the first sub 3:50 mile in August 1975. Walker had this two mile run sprinting the straights and jogging the turns, which he ran in 8:45! The two mile of sprints and jogs here is not at that type of pace, but it is about changing gears, one of the keys to being successful as a cross country runner.
Thursday, December 14, 2017, warm up, warm up, two miles on track, sprint straightways, jog turns, 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, two miles on track, sprint straightways, jog turns, cooldown
Friday, warm up, easy 45-50 minute run with four 150 meter stride outs, then cooldown
Saturday, warm up, Big season cross country race, cooldown finish up with , 4×150 meters,
Sunday, warm up, 80-85 minutes, in hills, cooldown