This is day 2, Week 1 of the 2022 RunBlogRun Summer Cross Country Program. We are building an 8-week program, which will include a long run, tempo run, hill run, and perhaps a race.
We have been writing training programs since 1998. We first published a summer mileage program in 1998 and began developing daily programs for the whole year on RunBlogRun in 2007.
The summer mileage program begins this week. Our goal is to get you ready for the high school and college cross country season.
For seniors in high school, you might want to add morning runs, 30-40 minutes, on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. For college runners, morning runs, 30-45 minutes Monday-Friday make sense.
Also, it is time to check your training shoes. We believe that shoes are a personal decision, but please go to a running store and try on 5-6 brands until you find the one that makes sense for you.
The idea is to get you ready to race for the fall. Make sure that you run the workouts by your coach, as they are the key
Your workout today: July 5, 2022, warm-up, 2 miles relaxed, 4 x 200-meter hills, put your head down, shorten your stride and pump your arms, jog easy down the hills, repeat 4 times, 2 miles relaxed, cooldown.