Monday is a modest day of training. A 50 minute run plus 8 strideouts of 150 meters is the workout for the day. Enjoy each and every run. Make sure that you run each week without earphones, or bluetooth. Enjoy the silence, allow your mind to think. On my long runs, I wrote all of my history papers in college, plus I had wonderful chats with training partners. This is more than physical, so remember how good you feel after a run. I can remember my first cross country runs, forty-six years ago, in Creve Coeur, Missouri. It changed my life. And it is changing yours.
Monday, September 10, 2018 -warm up, easy 50 minutes, 8 x150 meter stride outs, cooldown
This is the last week of the HOKA ONE ONE summer cross country mileage program. We are starting week 12, the final week of Summer training. Fall begins next week. Please show it to your coach, and always listen to your coach. During the fall, we will provide you with13 more weeks of suggestions to get you to racing fit and help you reach your goals. Fine tune our program, make it work for you. Our themes are this: You need to train your mortal engine. Physical and mental challenges are important. Manage training and life stress. Turn stress into fun. Remember to rest, and have recovery days. Know how to improve your racing skills. Most of all, have fun!
Week 12, Twelfth week of cross country summer training
Monday-warm up, easy 50 minutes, 8 x150 meter stride outs, cooldown
Tuesday-warm up, Tempo Run, 20 minutes, run at 30 seconds per mile above current 5k pace, so if you race 5k at 6 minute pace, run this run at 6:30 pace. Run on track or measured road, for 20 minutes, a great team effort, jog one mile, then, 30 minute fartlek, five times, 3 minutes hard, at 5k pace, 3 minutes easy, cooldown.
Wednesday–warm up, easy 50 minutes, 8 x150 meter stride outs, cooldown
Thursday-warm up, 20 minutes run, steady pace, 18 times 200 meter hill, jog down hill slowly, 20 minutes steady, cooldown
Friday-warm up, easy 50 minutes, 8 x 150 meters stride outs, cooldown
Saturday-warm up, 5k race, cooldown, or a 40 minute fartlek, five minutes 5k pace, 5 minutes relaxed, do that four times, cooldown
Sunday-65-75 minute easy long run, on soft ground, or around a soccer pitch, remember to cool down