This is day seven of Week 2 of the Brooks Spring Middle Distance Daily Track Training. Today’s workout is about the long run.
Des Linden, the 2018 Boston Marathon champion, knows alot about long runs. She’s been doing them since high school. Her mastery of the marathon, the 10,000m, and cross country is all about putting together the right workouts, at the right times, giving herself physical and mental recovery times and keeping the right attitude. Des Linden keeps it fun, and focused. That is the lesson today. On the clip, we ask her to talk about tough courses, tough marathon courses on this day, but it could be a tough cross country course, or a windy and wet day on the track.
Enjoy your long run today! And remember, it is colder somewhere else. I just read about a marathon in Siberia where it was -62 degrees Fahrenheit! Now, that is cold.
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Des Linden, 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials, photo by Kevin Morris / @kevmofoto
Today’s workout: Sunday: 55-60 minutes moderate pace, on trails
Today’s clip from Des Linden, 2018 Boston Marathon champion: https://www.runblogrun.com/2020/10/clip-8.html
The complete Des Linden interview is here, The Importance of Recovery: https://bit.ly/3IdQuDF
Brooks presents: 2022 RunBlogRun Spring Middle Distance Daily Track Training (800m-5000m), Week 2, Day 7
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