2021 RunBlogRun, week # 9, Summer mileage, day 7

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The long run was a safety valve for me. After a week of studies, late nights painting, and managing a floor of a high school dormitory with a group of like-minded college students, running 18-22 miles in the Santa Cruz mountains was a weekly stress releaver. If I close my eyes, I can smell the damp redwoods, and hear the Boston accent of Coach Dan Durante, and he cajoled us into considering Reaganomics. Paul Gyorey and I would look at each other, and gently push the pace as we returned back to Dan's home, in the last 8 hilly miles. The sounds of silence, interupted perhaps a loud burst by a bird, or someone's Vespa as they went by us to get a Sunday newspaper, was our only reminder that this nirvana would be short-lived.

Ah, the long run. Now replaced by the long walk.

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Sunday: Long run, 65-75 minutes, at a conversational pace

2021 RunBlogRun, week # 9, Summer mileage, day 7

Monday: light run, 40 minutes easy pace, stretch, 4 x 150 m stride-outs, light cooldown.

Tuesday: warm-up, relaxed 55-65 minute run in the hills, enjoy the day, cooldown.

Wednesday: light run, 40 minutes easy pace, stretch, 4 x 150 m light cooldown.

Thursday: warm-up, run in the hills, get in 40 minutes in your 65 minute run of hill running, cooldown.

Friday: light run, 40 minutes easy pace, stretch, 4 x 150 m stride-outs, light cooldown.

Saturday: warm-up, 60 minutes run in a park, moderate pace, with ten-minute hilly runs during the run, cooldown

Sunday: Long run, 65-75 minutes, at a conversational pace

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