I have the memory deep in my brain. During my junior year at Bellarmine, we had a workout, tw0 sets of 330-yard runs. We would do a set of 8, and I ran them in 52-53, then a 20-minute run around the campus, then, another set of 8 times 330 yards, then, a run to the Rose Gardens and back. We were quite tired. But, there was confidence, as Coach Steve Pensinger built our fitness. The next week I broke five minutes for the mile on the 352-yard dirt track that was Bellarmine’s track, built way back in 1912 for the old University of the Pacific.
The 400m track at BCP is glorious now. But, if you sit in the stands, you can hear the voices of generations of athletes goofing off during warm up. Happily, I was among them.
Enjoy your workout.
Jakob Ingebrigtsen takes 5000m at Sound Running #TRACK MEET, photo by Kevin Morris / @kevmofoto
Your workout today, May 17, 2022, Tuesday: Warm-up, 30 minutes moderate running, 8 x 300m, cut downs, 200 m walk-jog between, 6 x 150m stride outs, cooldown.
2022 RunBlogRun Spring Middle Distance Daily Track Training (800m-5000m), Week 19, Day 2
Monday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes moderate running, 6 x 150m stride outs, cooldown
Tuesday: Warm-up, 30 minutes moderate running, 8 x 300m, cut downs, 200 m walk-jog between, 6 x 150m stride outs, cooldown
Wednesday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes, moderate running, 6 x 150m stride outs, cooldown
Thursday: Warm-up, 8 x 400m, 3000m pace, 200m jog, 6 x 150m, stride outs, cooldown
Friday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes moderate running, 6 x150m stride outs, cooldown
Saturday: warm-up, primary race distance or, 3 miles, sprint straights, jog turns, cooldown
Sunday: 75-80 minutes moderate pace, on trails