This feature is part of the daily 2022 RunBlogRun Fall Cross Country Training & Racing Program, Week Ten, Day One. We have published cross-country training since 1998 on American Track & Field and in 2006 on RunBlogRun.
Our photo today is of Emily Sisson, the new AR holder, at the marathon, set on October 9, 2022, in Chicago, at 2:18.29.
Emily was an excellent cross-country runner and track & field athlete in high school. After a red-shirt year at Wisconsin, Emily moved on to Providence College and ran cross country and indoor and outdoor track there. Over her near-decade as a pro athlete for New Balance, Emily has been coached by Ray Treacey, one of the finest coaches in our sport. Moving up to the 5,000m and 10,000m, and then the roads, Emily has made the marathon her home, and it shows. Her leg speed, shown when she won the 2021 Olympic Trials 10,000m, is not far from her in the marathon distance.
This is week ten, day one of the 2022 RunBlogRun Fall Cross Country Training & Racing Program. We post daily training for 22 weeks each fall for cross country.
Today is Monday, October 31, 2022.
Our workout today is a recovery day. Yesterday was a long run, and tomorrow is a tempo run. You must build in recovery days into your program for your body to recover.
Your workout today is warm up, 45-55 minutes of moderate running, plus 6 x 150-meter stride outs, then a slow cooldown.