This is day five of the eleventh week of the 2022 RunBlogRun Fall Cross Country Training & Racing Program.
This is a recovery day. We have three of them weekly (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday).
Recovery days allow the runner to overcome the hard day of workouts. Recovery days are essential.
Today is Armistice Day. It honors those who died in the Great War, which ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day
of the 11th month of 1918.
Our picture today is of Bill Dellinger, who won the Olympic bronze in the 5,000 meters in 1964. Bill also ran in 1956 and
1960 Olympics. While in the military, Bill was stationed in Alaska, and he did his repeats by counting strides on his fingers.
Bill Dellinger was the coach of the University of Oregon for three decades, and his athletes continue to visit him. One of the
kindest people I have ever met, and one of my true heroes.
For your workout, warm up slowly, 45-55 minutes of running, 6 x 150-meter stride-outs, and cool down slowly.