This is Monday, February 20, 2023.
This is week Eight, Day one, and it is a day of recovery.
Recovery days are key. I learned that lesson as a junior in college at Santa Clara. I was doing speed days at West Valley, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and they were tough. Repeat 1000 meters, sustained 75-90s, and repeat 800 meters, which would wear us out. On days in between, Paul Gyorey and I would get in two runs, keeping it mellow. We worked hard on our speed days and kept it mellow on the easy days. That spring, we set PBs for eight straight races, from 2 miles to 10k. We felt so good.
Your workout today, warm up slowly, 45-55 minutes of easy running, 6 times 150-meter stride outs, slowly cooldown.
Larry Eder has had a 50-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself."
Theme song: Greg Allman, " I'm no Angel."
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