Week of 10/11/21: Workouts for Wednesday and Saturday, strength days,

Hi Folks,

We’re on track for this week to train with the Wednesday and Saturday sessions to get your strength work and recover what gains we’ve lost ( it declines quickly) due to missed days. The Wednesday workouts will continue at Warren’s “Madison Avenue G” from from 8:15-9:15 while I am away the week of 10/20 – 10/27; he will help lead the workouts.

10/12/21 TUESDAY. TEMPO session to practice running at “comfortably stressed” pace, i.e., about 5 mile race pace effort. After the warm-up mile, get in 3 x 8′ tempo efforts with a 3′ recovery jog between 8′ tempo.

10/13/21 WEDNESDAY. STRENGTH TRAINING. After the warm-up Halo rotations around the head with a weight plate, DB or KB; hip thrusts, shoulder rotations and dislocates; and a set of light full range 5 Goblet Squats you’ll begin the workout. I suggest that on another day to simply get in 3 R/L Turkish Get Ups to improve mobility, core, balance your right and left sides, and connect upper and lower body. ….Start with 5 x 12 Swings OTM (On The Minute).

Deficit KB Sumo Deadlift

Alternate R/L Lunge Torso Rotations

DB/KB Step-Ups ( use heavier weights; some of you are employing too light weights)

Incline Push-ups / Inverted Rows on second round


X5 R/L KB Press

Weighted Plank

X 15 Swings

x 5 Goblet Squats

KB Rack Carry ( try and use a weight that has you panting by the time you finish the time period.

10/14/21 THURSDAY. SPEED-WORK at the track. After the warm-up mile, drills with skips, butt kicks and leg swings, complete 6 x 30 meter pick-ups to get in the leg turnover practice.

2 x 150 (50), 2 x 300 (100), 6 x 400 (on 2′ for those running sub 6′ pace; 2:30 for those under 8′ pace; on 3:00 for sub 9′ pace); 2 x 200 (200).

10/16/21 SATURDAY. HILL REPEATS/XT/LOADED CARRIES/ SPRINTS. 8 AM. In Lot C at the Golden Gate Seminary College off Seminary Drive. Arrive early to get in a brief warm-up run after parking in Lot C; be ready to go with the first set of exercises at 8 am.

The SPRINT and SHORT hill repeat intervals are run with power; the longer 1/2 “A”, 1/2 “B” and LONG keep at 5K race effort level.

I’ve observed that a number of the group have stayed with the same weight when doing the THRUSTERS; it’s time to up the weight! It’s the same with Loaded Carries, it is safe to use heavy kettlebells with FARMERS CARRY and RACK CARRY. I am more conservative on the WAITERS CARRY; you don’t want to overload the shoulder girdle, but make sure you own the weight you are holding overhead. It will be a gradual process to increase the overhead weight you use. It is a “Hurry up slowly” program. What I like about the Loaded Carries is that they safely build good strength! because you’re not moving the weights; it’s your entire body that’s under load. Great strength builder.