On a Friday, Week 4, Day 5, it is a good day for contemplation.
When one looks back at an athletes’ career, what are the significant days that changed dramatically a career? One may not consider it, but I believe a good argument can be made that easy and recovery days are hugely important. That big workout that showed you running ten minutes for 3200 meters is doable would not have been effective without the days after where your body recovered.
A marathoner and her dog, photo courtesy of Brooks Running
Des Linden gets that. From her running in high school, where she ran 800m-3200m and cross country, to her time in college where she ran cross country and the 5000m/10,000m, Des had smart coaches who gave her recovery days.
In our American society, we seem to believe that if one mile is good, two miles is better. When you view Des Linden’s clip today, consider how many miles she has run to be such a force in marathoning.
Special thanks to Brooks Running for sponsoring this daily training program and providing us access to Josh Kerr, Danny Mackey and Des Linden. To learn more about Brooks running shoes please go to BrooksRunning.com.
Today’s workout: February 4, 2022, Friday: warm up, 30-45 minutes moderate running, 4 x100m stride outs, cooldown
Today’s clip from Des Linden, Des Linden speaks on the Boston Marathon: https://youtu.be/
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Brooks presents: 2022 RunBlogRun Spring Middle Distance Daily Track Training (800m-5000m), Week 4, 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
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