Summer is nigh upon us, apex predators.
Therefore, I will be doing the Summer of Lydiard, ala Summer of Malmo, if you have heard about it (Malmo’s Manifesto – guy George Malley who ran a 2:12 marathon before super shoes).
More volume, no racing, no heartwrenching quality, just easy, medium, steady, and strong volume. As much as we can fit in.
o paraphrase George Costanza: “It’s going to be the ‘Summer of malmo!’”
Q: What is this so-called “Summer of malmo”?
A: It’s a foolproof, no-nonsense, 100 percent guaranteed program that will help runners of all abilities to improve their fitness over the summer WITHOUT the attendant physical or mental fatigue. “Summer of malmo” revolves around a relaxed commitment from a group to meet just twice a week for an organized workout. One tempo run and one longer interval session. JUST TWICE A WEEK IS ALL I ASK. Emphasis on RELAXED and emphasis on COMMITMENT. Make this a social event.
Q: Who is it for?
A: Everyone (almost). Anyone that isn’t reaching their full potential, and you know who you are. It’s for runners that have been THINKING about doing doubles and haven’t yet started. It’s for you runners that have been THINKING of jacking up the mileage and haven’t yet started. It’s for college runners. High school runners. Boys, girls, men and women. Anyone that wants to make the leap for next year’s cross country season. Different skill levels? No problem. Fitness levels? Coming off an injury and are way behind? It’s OK, I’ve thought of it all. This foolproof SCHEDULE is all things to all runners!
Q: Who isn’t it for?
A: Any runner who has immediate racing goals. This “program” is a springboard for the cross country season. An easy way to prepare oneself for the real training to be done in the fall.
Q: I thought that you don’t believe in writing SCHEDULES?
A: I don’t, these workouts are only examples, you can customize it any way that you want – EXCEPT FOR THE INTENSITY LEVEL. That part … (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)