This is day 5, week 2 of the eight-week RunBlogRun Summer Cross Country Mileage Program. We have published this since 1998, and with 16,000 high school cross country teams and just over 600,000 athletes getting this daily by social media and our website partners, you are in good company. The idea is to get you ready for fall cross country. We build the programs around hills, fartlek, tempo, long run, and easy days.
Today we speak about Faith Kipyegon. Faith is the finest women’s 1,500m runner in the world, some say in the history of the sport. Laura Muir, the 2020 Tokyo Olympic silver medalist, thinks that Faith is the finest 1,500m in the world, man or woman.
Why? She has medaled each year since 2014, an event with having a baby in 2017! She is a tough racer and can run fast times, having the world leader in 2022. Make sure that you watch the women’s 1,500m in Eugene, Oregon, this week. World champs begin July 15 and go until July 24! Women’s 1,500m begins tonight at 6.10 PM Pacific time!
Today’s workout, Friday, July 15, 2022, is to warm up, easy 40 minutes, 4 x 150m stride outs, brisk, not all out, and a cooldown! Watch the World Champs on TV tonight!