This is day five, Week 3 of the Brooks / RunBlogRun Spring Middle Distance Daily Track Training program. Today is an easy day. Easy days are important to your long term development.
Des Linden ran 2:22:11 in the 2011 Boston Marathon. It was an absolutely insane race. The last four miles were like this huge boxing match. Des Linden just did not give up. She was like the main character in the movie, Raging Bull. It was one of her finest races EVER.
In 2018, in absolutely terrible conditions, Des Linden won the 2018 Boston Marathon. Her long runs, her racing, her ability to withstand hugely difficult circumstances, won her the race.
Athletes are not made by hard workouts alone, it is the juggling of hard and easy days. Des Linden gets that, and she has built a long career with combination of various workouts, races and long runs. The special sauce is finding a program that works for you. Learn from a champion like Des Linden.
Special thanks to Brooks Running for their sponsorship of the Brooks/RunBlogRun Spring Middle Distance daily training program. To learn more about Brooks, please go to BrooksRunning.com.
Des Linden breaks WR for 50k with her 2:59.54, photo courtesy of World Athletics
Today’s workout: January 28, 2022, Friday: warm up, 30-45 minutes moderate running, 4 x100m stride outs, cooldown
Today’s clip from Des Linden, Thoughts on racing, https://youtu.be/
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Brooks presents: 2022 RunBlogRun Spring Middle Distance Daily Track Training (800m-5000m), Week 3, Day 5
Monday: warm up, 30-45 minutes moderate running, 4 x 100m stride outs, cool down
Tuesday: 45 minutes running on trails, 4 times 2 minutes hard, with 5 minute moderate running, warm up and cooldown
Wednesday: warm up, 30-45 minutes, moderate running, 4 x 100m stride outs, cooldown
Thursday: warm up, warm up, 45 minute fartlek, 10 minutes running, then 12 x 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy, 11 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
To learn more about Brooks training shoes, racing shoes and spikes, please click here: BrooksRunning.com.
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