This is the workout for Day 5 of Week 5 of the 2022 RunBlogRun Fall Cross Country Training & Racing Program for Friday, September 30, 2022. Published in 1998 on the digital site American Track & Field and started on RunBlogRun in 2006, we publish cross-country training until the end of December 2022.
Cross Country is a global sport. The Great Edinburgh Cross Country Festival was the brainchild of the Great Run Company and British Athletics. This writer was lucky enough to visit Edinburgh, Scotland for several years and enjoy the amazing racing and wonderful city!
In Europe, cross-country courses are very challenging, and shoes get sucked into mud on many occasions. Lung-breaking hills and crazy downhills abound. In the US, tough courses are the exception, but a course like Crystal Springs, in Belmont, CA, is always exciting.
Today is a recovery day.
Your workout today is a gentle warm-up, 45-55 minute run, 4 times 150-meter stride outs, and a relaxing cooldown.