By Larry Eder on September 30, 2013 5:30 AM
This is the first day of the week, and it is a pretty relaxed day. What did you learn about your race this past weekend?
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Training Program, Week 14, day one
Monday: warm up, 45-50 minutes, 8 x 150 meter strideouts, cooldown,
By Larry Eder on September 29, 2013 6:55 AM
Sunday is our traditional day for long runs. But, as with all training, commons sense must apply. If you are sore from your race on Saturday, slow down the Sunday pace first, and then, get on soft ground and thirdly, shorten the run.
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Program, Week 13, Day Seven, from RunBlogRun
By Larry Eder on September 28, 2013 7:16 AM
This is the first big cross country invitational weekend of the year! Cross country invitationals are festivals of races, with race upon race, and a chance to see friends at other schools. Good luck in your race. In cross country, make sure you get out well and try and move up through the field. Remember to finish hard!
After spending two years being known as the man who came agonisingly close to matching the marathon world record, Wilson Kipsang of Kenya broke that record handsomely in Berlin on Sunday morning, clocking 2.03.23, thus taking 15 seconds off compatriot Patrick Makau’s 2.03.38, set in this same race two years ago.
By Larry Eder on September 27, 2013 6:13 AM
Good luck to all who are racing this weekend. Lots of great invitationals around the country! Remember to warm up and cooldown before your races!
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Training Program, Week 13, Day Five
Friday: Warm up, 45-50 minute run, 8 x 150 meter stride outs, cool down
By Larry Eder on September 26, 2013 6:06 AM
Day Four has been a hill day. We offer another option this week, of four to six 800 meters at 5k mile pace. Remember, be careful, when you race, you need to give your body recover time between races and hard workouts.
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Training Program, Week 13, Day Four
By Larry Eder on September 25, 2013 6:59 AM
You are now racing a couple of times a week. Remember, each time you race should be counted as a hard workout. Be careful, cool down and stretch after each race, and change out of your wet clothes as soon as possible.
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Training Program, Week Thirteen, Day Three
By Larry Eder on September 23, 2013 7:37 PM
By Larry Eder on September 24, 2013 8:35 AM
The tempo run continues to help get you ready to race. Don't forget this workout! It is a great one to use the entire season!
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Program, Week Thirteen, Day two
Tuesday: 1-mile warm up, 20-minute tempo run, 1-mile cool down.
By Larry Eder on September 23, 2013 6:27 AM
By Larry Eder on September 22, 2013 6:38 AM
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Training Program, Week Twelve, Day Seven
Sunday: Long Run Day, if you feel sore from Saturday's race, then go 45-50 minutes, relaxed, on soft ground. If you are feeling good, then, go 65 minutes, on soft and varying terrain. Run with friends!
By Larry Eder on September 21, 2013 5:33 AM
Racing is where it is all supposed to come together. However, runners search for the perfect race their entire careers. Cross country courses differ, and unless you get on the same courses, it is hard to compare efforts.
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Program, Week Twelve, Day Six
By Larry Eder on September 20, 2013 6:50 AM
By Larry Eder on September 19, 2013 6:36 AM
Hill workouts are part of an effective program for building for cross country success. The truth is, there are many ways to get to a successful season. The program that I have suggested for the past twelve weeks is a program that has worked for my teams, my athletes and has been considerably tested and fine-tuned.
(IAAF) A commanding collection of the world’s best marathon runners will vie for the New York and 2012–2013 World Marathon Majors (WMM) titles on 3 November at the 2013 ING New York City Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
By Larry Eder on September 18, 2013 6:46 AM
By Larry Eder on September 17, 2013 8:58 AM
The Tempo runs prepare you for racing. By giving you the time to run over a time period that is not racing, but is uncomfortable, the callousing gives you the ability to endure the challenging parts of a cross country race.
By Larry Eder on September 16, 2013 6:15 AM
(RunBlogRun)This is the first piece by Caitlin Chock, former American high school record holder at 5,000 meters. Caitlin is developing her journalistic skills and concentrating on health, sports and fitness pieces. Well-written, thoughtful and full of good information for parents, coaches and athletes, this piece addresses the phenomenon of young elite athletes.