We are right back at it this week. Since cross country season for us is a means to an end, there’s no need to take more than the cyclical down week as a break.
After a successful provincial xc championship that saw 4 of our club runners move on to national school championships (Jullien Flynn, Melanie Myrand, Francois Jarry to CIS and Nassim Ennabaoui to CCAA), we moved back into build mode for the next two weeks.
Last weekend in Quebec City, our group had some success at the FQA 10000m championships. The 10k track champs, run separately from the provincial championship meet to give runners a chance to double up in the 5000m, has been going on for 3 years now, or at least 2 as official provincial championship, and one unofficial.
I get asked a lot about running form, and I have to admit, I am often at a loss about what to say.
The long run is often the centrepiece of the training week, especially for marathoners. It’s a great aerobic stimulus, and for marathoners and half-marathoners, it can be a race-specific workout, too.