Week 2, Day 6, Recovery Week Two 

Today, take a 30-minute run or 45-minute walk.

This is the beginning of the second week of our two—to three-week recovery time. The idea is to get a physical, mental, and spiritual break. We read books, nap, goof off, and get outside and enjoy nature.

The workouts will be three days a week, and you can walk or bike to get you moving.

The Olympic Trials have gone on for eight days now and are beginning the ninth day.

Olivia Miller, our intern,  wrote a piece that she called Tales of Glory and Woe: https://www.runblogrun.com/2024/06/the-womens-3000m-steeplechase-a-tale-of-glory-and-woe.html

Alan Abrahamson wrote a piece about the honesty of the Olympic Trials system, which I encourage you to read: https://www.3wiresports.com/articles/2024/6/28/the-brutalist-trials-the-ultimate-american-exemplar-of-meritocracy-keep-it-that-way

The US Olympic Trials are honest, tough, and brutal, and the purity of this system is one of the reasons so many have been closing the Wild Duck Cafe each night and discussing the great races into the wee hours. I remember, in 1976, people talking about changing the Trials system, using nearly identical words to the critiques today.

Get over it.

Same as it ever was (a line from the Talking Heads), Same as it ever was.

Kenneth Rooks takes the 2024 US OT Steeplechase! photo by Chuck Aragon for RunBlogRun



Saturday, June 29, 2024

A 30-minute easy run.

If you need something to do outside (it is hot today), walk 30 minutes early, ride a bike, or, best yet, take a leisurely swim and enjoy the day!