In mid October, that time would come, when racing and body would be one, and I would have some good races. In high school, it would be after 5-6 races, and in college, after 3-4. I would feel tough and want to battle someone at the end of the race. If I could get a good break, I could feel it, and push it a bit. In college, we had some tough courses, and we finished up a 300m hill on one.
Then, there’s the final rush to the finish, and those steps, post event, where you try to catch your breath, knowing you have run well…
Saturday, October 5, 2019: warm up, 5k race, similar to league or conference race, jog ten minutes, then 6 x 200m strideouts, cooldown
Week 14, Summer mileage, Training week 14,the Fall season is here!
Monday: 55 – 60 minute park run
Tuesday: 20 minute warm up run, 20 minute tempo run, run this 20 minutes on a track or flat road, at 30 seconds per mile above last weeks 5k race pace, 10 minute jog, then, 8 x 200m, cut downs, with each 200m faster than one before, 20 minute cooldown
Wednesday: 30-45 minute run, relaxed
Thursday: 20 minute warm up, six times 100-150m hill, jog down, 10 minute jog, 30 minute fartlek, 15 times 1 minute, 5k pace, 1 minute easy, 20 minute cooldown
Friday: 30-45 minute minute park run, relaxed
Saturday: warm up, 5k race, similar to league or conference race, jog ten minutes, then 6 x 200m strideouts, cooldown
Sunday: 85-90 minute long run