2019 RunBlogRun Fall Cross Country Training & Racing Program, Week 18, Day 7, Sunday is a long run day...


This is NyC Marathon weekend. It is a wonderful day in the Big Apple. I ran the race in 1986, and it was a challenging day. After the event, I met Joe Mangan once again, someone I had not seen in a decade, and someone who I coached with 4 years later.

The marathon is an amazing event. I recall the amazing people and fans in the race through the Five Boroughs. Just consider this: The NYC marathon left Central Park in 1976, as a Bicentennial celebration. It was ONLY to be one year! But, it was so successful the late dynamic duo of Fred Lebow and Allan Steinfeld were able to keep it through five boroughs!

Huddle_Molly1g-USAxc19.JPGMolly Huddle, photo by PhotoRun.net

Enjoy your long run, and then, check out the marathon. Wherever you run, from San Antonio Park to Central Park, enjoy the day, as you are alive!

Sunday, November 3, 2019: 85-90 minute long run

Week 18, Fall XC Training week 18, a time to really race

Monday: 55 - 60 minute park run

Tuesday: 30 minute run, 20 minute tempo run, pace is 30 seconds per mile above current 5k race pace, 20 minute cooldown

Wednesday: 30-45 minute run, relaxed

Thursday: 20 minute warm up, 6 times 100m hill, jog down, 10 minute jog, 30 minute fartlek, 10 times 2 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 8 x 150m strideouts, cooldown

Sunday: 85-90 minute long run

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