This is Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

This is your workout for Week 10, Day 3.

Enjoy the warm weather, just be careful to hydrate! .

Your workout today:

Warm-up today,

45-55 minutes easy to moderate pace,

6 x 150-meter stride-outs,

Cooldown,

hydrate,

get out of wet clothes,

recover.

Larry’s Deep Thought: Recovery day is a day to reduce the stress in your workout so your body can recover. Keep the day relaxed. 

There are hard days and easy days in every training schedule.

In 1983, Joan Benoit Samuelson, shown below, set the World record in the marathon. The first Olympic marathon for women was just a year away! When Joan Benoit first began running, she ran with the boys’ team in high school.

Joan would go on to win the original Women’s Olympic Marathon in 1984, with silver medalist Grete Waitz, the 1983 World Champion, Ingrid Kristiansen, WR holder at 5,000m and 10,000m and former WR holder at Marathon, and Rosa Mota, a soon-to-be 3-x European Champion at the marathon (she had won in 1982), taking bronze in the Olympic marathon.

Joan Benoit Samuelson still races marathons, having completed the World Majors Marathon series, running in all six World Marathon Majors.

Joan Benoit Samuelson was a fierce trainer in the 1980s. 1983 Boston winner Greg Meyer told me that many of the guys in Boston would not train with her on her easy days!

In LA in 1984, Joan took off at 3 mils, and no one could catch her as she ran up and down the highways and byways of the City of Angels. Joan Benoit Samuelson was determined; it was her day.

Never give up your dreams!

When will your day be?

 

Joan Benoit (Samuelson) won the 1983 Boston Marathon in 2:22.43 WR, shown here with Mark Bossardet to her left, photo from Boston Athletic Association.

 

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