This is Thursday, March 2, 2023.
This is day 4, Week Nine for the RunBlogRun Winter Training Block.
Today is a hill day, it is part of the secret sauce of many training programs.
Some athletes, like Rob De Castella, World Champ marathoner, and 4 time Olympian, used hills all year long in his training programs. The great Arthur Lydiard suggested hills be used in a build-up to the race season. Four-time Oly gold medalist Lasse Viren used 800m hills to build speed as he wanted to keep pressure off his Achilles.
For your workout today, warm up well, a 6 x 50-meter hill, jog down, 6 x 100m hill, jog down, 6 x 150m hill, jog down, 30 minutes moderate running to easy, then, cool down slowly.
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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