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2022 RunBlogRun Fall Cross Country Training & Racing Program, Week 4, Day 1

This is Week Four, Day 1 of the 2022 RunBlogRun Fall Cross Country Training & Racing program provided by RunBlogRun. We will provide cross-country training suggestions until late December 2022 (21-22 weeks).

Today is September 19, 2022. It is a recovery run day and the first day of the week four of our 2022 Fall Cross Country Training & Racing program.

Zatopek, photo of film poster

Today is the Centenary of Emil Zatopek, the greatest distance runner in our sport’s history. In 1952, Emil Zatopek won the 10,000m, and the 5,000m, and the marathon. As Zatopek entered the stadium, the crowd had just finished cheering the gold of his lovely wife, Daniela, who had just won the javelin. Before Zatopek’s Olympic races, he would greet his competitors in their native language at the starting line.

Emil Zatopek died in 1999, at the age of 78. His wife, Daniela died just this year, at the age of 97 on March 15, 2022. The Czech Republic celebrated the Zatopek’s today, 19 September in their country.

Today’s workout is a warm-up, then, 45-55 minutes easy, with 6 x 150-meter stride outs, then a nice slow cooldown.

  • Larry Eder has had a 50-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America’s first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: “I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself.”



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