|cedric the entertainer|
Week before the race: Tuesday: some workout
Wednesday thru Friday: easy/moderate
Saturday: 800, 2x400
Sunday: hill repeats , 10x2 minute
Monday: 2x5miles at 5:20 pace
Tuesday: 8x400 in sub 60 w/min rest
Wednesday: tempo at 5:45 pace
Thursday: 10 200s or so going 28--->25
Friday: 2 runs of 15-20 minutes
Saturday: 3:56.0 Mile
Very interesting. It looks like a lot of work the week of the race, but I take it that he has tried to rest the week of the race and found that he had dead legs.
The whole story speaks to a simple truth- if something isn't working, try something else. And if you are going to simulate someone else's program, El G and Coe are pretty good models!
This is way late but Steve Sherer is a very cool guy. Not a jerk whatsoever and yes that was the Sherer Taper before he ran the 3:56.00 indoors at Dempsey in Washington. "lloyd" have faith in people and be more careful of what you put in print when you do not know the person first hand.
|dsrunner has the day off|
since he's not swatting flies with a sledgehammer, the taper is not really necessary. like Lagat says, training more like a HS runner, with no pointless volume.