This is week 3 of recovery, enjoy it. 4 days of running and three days off. Today, Day 6, is day off. Check out the new Star Wars movie, I hear it is good. But really watch the USATF Outdoors on NBC Sports and Runnerspace!
We really would like to suggest that you try the www.hokaoneonepostalnationals.com. It is a five person team series of events that is over 2 miles and 3200 meters. It’s orgins date back to the 1950s and our friends at www.trackandfieldnews.com (if you love track & cross country, you will worship TFN).
RunBlogrun has suggested that high school distance runners, and middle distance runners, take a break of two weeks after their track season ends. Well, this is the third week of the Recovery, and we run 4 days, keeping it mellow. For those who just ended, take two weeks off, just run 2-3 days a week. If you are getting ready for cross country, follow our program (make sure you run it by Coach, very important, we want to help your coaches, not hinder them). If you are a upper classman, you might want to, in July add three morning runs a week. And always remember, foot health is key. Consider two pairs of training shoes for summer mileage, and alternate the shoes. Vary terrain, from grass to trails to roads. Give yourself a few weeks to get your body use to summer heat, so run early or late.
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Week 3, Early Season, Recovery from Track
Monday-warm up, easy 35-40 minutes, cooldown
Wednesday-warm up-easy 35-40 minutes, cooldown
Friday-warm up, easy 35-40 minutes, cooldown
Sunday-warm up, 40-45 minutes, running on trail, cool down