When I was working out at West Valley Community College, we had hard days on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Some Mondays, we would join the guys for the second run of the day, which was a six-mile loop around Saratoga, in some neighborhoods with lots of trees and expansive houses. The tenor of the runs was light, and we would talk the whole time. As the pace would quicken, Paul and I would stay in the back of the pack, and let the guys beat themselves up.
Nike marathon Elite Racer, circa 1978-1979, photo by runningshoeguru.com
Paul Gyorey, my teammate, was my daily training partner for several years. We would workout sometimes every day in a week, and at least once a day, as we built to a track season and a fall cross country season. “Geza” as I would call him, with affection, taught me how to keep my cool on easy days and focus on the hard days. When I figured that out, my racing became better and I improved.
Lessons learned, friendships earned.
Your workout today: Monday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes moderate running, 6 x 100m stride outs, cooldown
2022 RunBlogRun Spring Middle Distance Daily Track Training (800m-5000m), Week 12, Day 1
Monday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes moderate running, 6 x 100m stride outs, cooldown
Tuesday: Warm-up, 12 x 300 meters hard, 200-meter jog, the pace is 1500m, 30-minute run, cooldown,
Wednesday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes, moderate running, 6 x 100m stride outs, cooldown
Thursday: Warm-up, 20 x 200m, at 3000m pace, 200m jog in between, cooldown
Friday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes moderate running, 6 x100m stride outs, cooldown
Saturday: warm-up, 800m, 1,500m, 3000m, or 5000m, cool down
Sunday: 70-75 minutes moderate pace, on trails