The picture above was taken in 1981. On the left is me, Larry Eder. On the right is my mother, Marilu Eder. My Mom passed away on at home on 20 September 2016. My father took care of her for the last 18 months of her life. She had gone from being a 79 year old woman who did Zumba, dance class and could walk with me for 2 hours, to see her body and mind no longer listen to her. I was there much of the time, especially the last year, when Mom went from nursing home to family home, to hospice at family home.
My Mom really supported my running. She encouraged all 5 of us to do the things we desired. In my 2nd year of running, Mom took me to a real live running store, Cambrian Sports, and I purchased a pair of Onitsuka Tigers and adidas Interval spikes. The total cost was $66. Understand that, in my freshman sophmore years, I had run in Kmart special tennis shoes, costing $5 a pair. Mom convinced my father that this was a worthy endeavor.
Mom had brought my brother and sisters to see me race as a freshman in St. Louis. She also came when I was in high school. Mom and Dad were there when I won my first college race, during my senior year in college. They were there when I ran my first marathon.
The picture above was taken at a reception. Mom had asked me to go, and I finished my 22 mile Sunday run, and found some clean clothes in my dorm room, and headed over to the house to join her. I remember we had fun, talking with family friends. She also offered some humorous advice on my approach to woman at the time.
Today is mother’s Day. If your Mom has passed, think of the good things and times you had with your Mom. If your Mom is alive, see her, talk to her. If you do not talk to your Mom, pull your head out and find a way to start the conversation. I would do anything to talk to my Mom today, and anyday, for that matter.
Think about this on your run today.
Sunday, May 12, 2019-warm up, 75-80 minutes, cooldown
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Week 18, 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, 8 x 200m, 200m jog, good effort, cool down
Wednesday-warm up, 45 minute run, 8 x 150m, core training, cooldown
Thursday-warm up, 2x 4x400m, 400m jog, first set of 400m at mile pace, 200m jog, second set of 400m at 800m pace, 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