This is day 3 of Week seven. It is a recovery day.
Last week, Jakob Ingebrigtsen, the 2021 Olympic champion at 1,500 meters set his first World record as an adult runner. Jakob did a lot of cross country skiing as a child in Norway. He does lots of work with a good pace and short rests. But he also has recovery days. All great athletes and all athletes who want to get the best out of themselves know that they need recovery days. Today is a recovery day. Use it wisely.
Jakob Ingebrigtsen, trying to breathe after a 5000m European record, photo by Diamond League AG
Your workout for today: Wednesday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes, moderate running, 6 x 100m stride outs, cooldown
2022 RunBlogRun Spring Middle Distance Daily Track Training (800m-5000m), Week 7, Day 3
Monday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes moderate running, 6 x 100m stride outs, cooldown
Tuesday: Warm-up, 55 minutes running on trails, 15 minutes easy running, then, 8 times 2 minutes hard, 3 minutes easy, with 15 minutes easy running, and cooldown, (hard running at 1500m pace)
Wednesday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes, moderate running, 6 x 100m stride outs, cooldown
Thursday: warm-up, 55-minute fartlek, 10 minutes running, then 16 x 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy, 13 minutes running, then cooldown
Friday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes moderate running, 6 x100m stride outs, cooldown
Saturday: warm-up, Racing on the relay, 4x400m, plus a 1000m, or an 800m, cool down
Sunday: 65-70 minutes moderate pace, on trails