It’s Tuesday, and this is day 2 of week six.
Time to make you work hard for your sport.
I have to tell you something. A few weeks ago, I found a Twitter note from Des Linden. She was doing what only Des can do, giving me trouble about my misconceptions about adult beverages. The issue at hand is quite popular with our readers, so, when I’m missing an interview with Des, I write up a tweet on Des Linden, and always include the hashtag, #Bourboniswhiskeylarry.
Then, I found the picture below. It is about Des Linden enjoying a single serving of a KitKat bar. So, here it goes. We all have treats, and a KitKat bar is a good source of carbohydrates.
The truth is this. If you are going to be a good athlete, nutrition has to be part of your training, but not having something fun once in a while, like a KitKat bar. The key to training is consistency, as you will not win a race on a single workout.
What Des Linden has done well over her career is to build to key events, and know that one tough day, one tough race, is not the end or the world. In high school, a bad race really drives the athlete crazy. Why? You are taking things way too seriously.
Having some fun like the 2018 Boston Marathon champion below, is key to having a long, successful career. Besides having fun, you need to workout consistently, listen to your body and listen to your coach.
Des Linden, respecting carbo-loading, photo from the Des Linden twitter collection
Your workout for today: February 15, 2022, Tuesday: Warm-up, 55 minutes running on trails, 15 minutes easy running, then, 6 times 2 minutes hard, 3 minutes easy, with 10 minutes moderate running, and cooldown, (hard running at 1500m pace)
Today’s clip from Des Linden, Des talks about drug testing, https://youtu.be/
The complete Des Linden interview is here:
Des Linden on twitter: https://twitter.com/des_linden
Brooks Running Twitter: https://twitter.com/brooksrunning
Brooks Running Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brooksrunning/
2022 RunBlogRun Spring Middle Distance Daily Track Training (800m-5000m), Week 6, Day 2
Monday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes moderate running, 5 x 100m stride outs, cooldown
Tuesday: Warm-up, 55 minutes running on trails, 15 minutes easy running, then, 6 times 2 minutes hard, 3 minutes easy, with 10 minutes moderate running, and cooldown, (hard running at 1500m pace)
Wednesday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes, moderate running, 5 x 100m stride outs, cooldown
Thursday: warm-up, 55-minute fartlek, 10 minutes running, then 14 x 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy, 17 minutes running, then cooldown
Friday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes moderate running, 5 x100m stride outs, cooldown
Saturday: warm-up, Racing on the relay, 4x400m, plus a 1000m, or an 800m, cool down
Sunday: 60-65 minutes moderate pace, on trails