This is day seven in Week 3, of the 2022 RunBlogRun Summer Cross Country Mileage Program. Today is all about the long run.
The long run is one of the essential elements in a middle and long-distance runner’s weekly regimen. Coaches such as the late Arthur Lydiard, a former New Zealand milkman and marathon champion, took ten young men from his neighborhood and coached them into the Olympic gold medalist in the 800m and 1,500m, Olympic bronze at 1,500m, Olympic gold at 5,000m and Olympic bronze at the marathon. His regimen, built around 100-mile endurance training weeks, hill phases, speed phases, and racing phases, where the distance drops dramatically, influences all modern distance training.
We used his methods and spirit in this training program.
For your workout today, July 24, 2022, please warm up, run 55-60 minutes at a pace you can talk at, and consider running on trails, and then hydrate and cool down. See you tomorrow!