Tuesdays are tough days.

This is your daily training for Tuesday, April 16, 2024.

Week 6, Day 2.

Your workout,

Warm-up,

16 times 300 meters hard, at a two-mile pace, 100-meter jog or walk,

30 minutes of easy to moderate running,

6×150 meter stride-outs,

cooldown,

hydrate,

recover, get wet clothes off, change into dry clothes,

Larry’s Deep Thoughts:

This is one of my favorite workouts.

This was our Tuesday workout at Bellarmine from January to March 1975. We ran on our 352-yard dirt track from 1912, rain or shine. I recall doing this workout in heavy rain. We got out there. Chris Schenone, Bob Flores, Bob Lucas, Pete Dolan, John Beall, Nicky Pelinga, Chris Sakamaki, and I was out there with senior Dan Greeny and star Larry Goode.

After twelve weeks of that Tuesday workout and 660-yard runs on Thursdays, we ran Time Trials at 880 miles and 2 miles. We all ran PBs in those runs. I ran a 2:10 for 880 yards, 4:56 for a mile (my first time under five minutes), and 10:56 for 2 miles (my PB by over a minute). That season changed my life, thanks to coach Steve Pensinger, who we worshipped.

Forty-nine years later, I can close my eyes and hear Bob Lucas laughing at something Chris Schenone said. I can see Pete Dolan trying to figure us out and Nicky Pelingua following up with a good joke.

Make your own personal history. Have fun while you run. Live with abandon! Track and Field can change your life!

The Eder Family 1965, front Ron, Lou, Brian, Larry, Kathy, Beth, back row, Marilu and Stan, at 4343 Duke Street, Saint Louis, Mo (Grandma Violets’ home); I still have the same view of life.

 

 

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