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image1.jpegThe Thrill and Agony of Victory!
Photo from Mark Shearman - The Runner Magazine

Jeff Benjamin sent us this piece on the 40th anniversary of the historic victory of Craig Virgin.

In a long run or long walk, I let my mind go. Especially, in the pandemic, a 90-minute walk has begun a week on a positive note. Enjoy you long run. Know how lucky you are.

Durgin-Kipyego-women-chase-GRR21.jpgWomen's chase pack, Gate River Run 15k, photo by KevMofoto

Sunday: Long run, 50-55 minutes, at a conversational pace.

Why do I love this workout?

I used to warm up, a couple miles, then do these repeats at the Rose Garden, San Jose, CA. This workout has you going 250 plus meters a run and it helps sharpen you.

I used to love this sharpening without once a week to race a good 3000m, 5000m or 10,000m.

1305541926.jpgJakub Ingebrigtsen won 1,500m and 3,000m in 2021 Euopean Athletics

Saturday: warm-up (1 mile easy, stretch), 20 x 45 seconds, at 1600m pace, 2-minute jogging, on trails, cooldown.

I always liked his workout, as I could go Fast on the way back. Enjoy!

Cortney White-01716.jpgA good hug, photo by Cortney White

Thursday: warm-up (1 mile easy, stretch), 50 minutes Holmer Fartlek, 25 minutes out, 25 minutes back (harder), 4 x 150m

stride-outs, cooldown

An easy day on Wednesday. Stay light!

Cortney White-01476.jpg2021 Texas Qualifier, Craig Engels, photo by Cortney White

Wednesday: light run, 30 minutes easy pace, stretch, 2 x 150 m light cooldown.

I like this workout. A good Tuesday workout. It challenges you and helps build you to compete. Pay attention to the stretching prior and post workout.

Cortney White-01538.jpg2021 Texas Qualifier, Craig Engels, photo by Cortney White

Tuesday: warm-up (1 mile easy, stretch), 12 x 80 seconds, 3k pace, 2 minutes jogging in between

every 80-second run, on a trail, with a 30-minute cooldown.


The BYU Cougars accept their trophy for winning the 41st NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships for women (photo courtesy of BYU Track & XC)


The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks accept their trophy for winning the 83rd NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships for men (photo courtesy of NAU Track & XC)

It was a crazy weekend of athletics. From Thursday to Saturday, in the famed Tyson Athletics Center, an NCAA Indoor champs was held where athletes ran, jumped and threw at levels that showed their frustration at missing an entire year of indoor track & field, outdoor track & field and cross country due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

Today, March 15, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, they held the NCAA cross country championships, at Oklahoma State University.
David Monti wrote this piece on the amazing day of races that celebrated collegiate cross country, which we use with permission from Race Results Weekly.

David Monti wrote this piece on the 59 athletes who competed in both events, the NCAA Indoor and NCAA cross country.

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