Saturdays are for racing. Around the country, most high schoolers who run track (1.3 million in 2019), are running, jumping and throwing somewhere. From big invites to small invites, from fine weather to hot weather. In Wisconsin where I live, the snow is coming.
Spring racing is the time for PBs. I recall breaking ten minutes for 2 miles the very first time. I was so excited, as it had taken so long. In the race, there were 20 in front of me, and the winning time was 8:55! I had just run 9:56 and was so happy.
Racing is about taking on challenges.
Breathe in. Breathe out. Take on the challenge.
Saturday, April 27, 2019-warm up, Prime distance (1 race) and relay, if needed, cooldown
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Week 16, 2019 Track buildup-time to get serious, racing is almost here
Monday-warm up, 45 minutes moderate run, back to the track, 8 x150m stride outs, core work, cooldown
Tuesday-warm up, 20 minute tempo run, run at 30 second per mile above your 5k current race pace, 6 x 300m, 100m jog, stride outs, cooldown
Wednesday-warm up, 45 minute run, 8 x 150m, core training, cooldown
Thursday-warm up, 8 x400m, 400m jog, 400m at mile pace, 200m jog, cooldown
Friday-warm up, 45 minute run, 8 x 150m, core training, cooldown
Saturday-warm up, Prime distance (1 race) and relay, if needed, cooldown
Sunday-warm up, 75-80 minutes, cooldown