This is Wednesday, April 24, 2024.

This is your workout for Week 7, Day 3.

This is the first full day of Spring.

Your workout today:

Warm-up today,

45-55 minutes easy to moderate pace,

6 x 150-meter stride-outs,



get out of wet clothes,


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.

Some weeks are more complex, so watch how you recover from the hard days. My coach in college had me check my pulse each morning, and if it was 6-10 points over normal resting, I kept it a bit easier the next day.

Hydration and sleep are essential. Drink 8-12 glasses of water daily; I also suggest a NUUN-type drink.

On easy days, keep the pace accessible and spend some time stretching.

Des Linden ran her 11th Boston Marathon. She placed 16th in a fine of 2:28.27, and she was the third Masters athlete.

Des Linden has been around for almost twenty years on the elite level.

She has raced on the track, in cross country, and for the past decade, in the marathon distance.

Des is one of the most famous athletes. In the running discipline, and young athletes who learn about her see her as a role model.

In high school, Des made the CIF State meet all four years in high school, placing 8th in the 1600m in 1998 and 1999. In 2000, Des placed

5th in the 1600m at state.

A good college runner, Des moved to Hansons Brooks Original Distance Project and began to truly improve.

It is clear that she loves the sport.

Des Linden, finishing 4th in 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials, Atlanta, GA, photo by Kevin Morris.