Running all-comers meets are fun.
Each winter break, and each summer break, I would race all-comers meets.
Sometimes, I would find distances that I had never done. I ran my first 1,500m, and 10,000m like that. The 10,000m was a bit more than I expected. For awhile, I never thought that it would end! But it did, and I had the first run over 25 laps.
During the summer and winter, I would do the 2 miles each week, and at the end of the season, I would run a 5,000m. The 2 miles help build up my speed, and then the 5000m took it all out of me, 12.5 laps outdoors and it was tough.
Look at the all-comers that meet around you. They are a good addition to your schedule.
Your workout today: February 26, 2022, Saturday: warm-up, Racing on the relay, 4x400m, plus a 1000m, or an 800m, cool down
Millie Palidino ran a fine 15:02 at the Boston University Valentines Open, photo by Mike Scott, copyright 2022
2022 RunBlogRun Spring Middle Distance Daily Track Training (800m-5000m), Week 7, Day 6
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