This is day six of Week 2 of the Brooks Spring Middle Distance Daily Track Training. Today we feature a clip from Des Linden, a two time Olympian, 2018 Boston Marathon champion and a fine competitor at cross country, track & field and road racing. In watching Des for the past two decades, one would see a fine high school runner from Hilltop High School in Chula Vista, CA, who broke five minutes as a freshman and made the CIF state meet all four years. Des ran four years at Arizona State University, then began running for Brooks, with the Hansons Brooks Distance Project.
What to learn from Des Linden? Enjoy what you do, and take a long term approach to the sport. Running is about facing challenges and learning about oneself. Enjoy the journey.
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Des Linden, 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials, photo by Kevin Morris / @kevmofoto
Today’s workout: Saturday: warm up, All comers meet, indoor meet, 800m if you are 3-5k, 3k if you are 800m person, 3k if you are 1,500m person, cooldown
Today’s clip from Des Linden, The Importance of Recovery: https://bit.ly/3IdQuDF
The complete Des Linden interview is here,
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Brooks presents: 2022 RunBlogRun Spring Middle Distance Daily Track Training (800m-5000m), Week 2, Day 6
Monday: warm up, 30-45 minutes moderate running, 2 x 100m stride outs, cool down
Tuesday: 45 minutes running on trails, warm up and cooldown
Wednesday: warm up, 30-45 minutes, moderate running, 2 x 100m stride outs, cooldown
Thursday: warm up, warm up, 45 minute fartlek, 10 minutes running, then 10 x 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy, 15 minutes running, then cooldown
Friday: warm up, 30-45 minutes moderate running, 4 x100m stride outs, cooldown
Saturday: warm up, All comers meet, indoor meet, 800m if you are 3-5k, 3k if you are 800m person, 3k if you are 1,500m person, cooldown
Sunday: 55-60 minutes moderate pace, on trails