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Race days are special days.

I go back to my WCAC conference meet in 1976. Our conference meet was at Nevada Reno. The 5.5 mile race was held at high altitude, and the race began with the shooting of the cannon from a tank! Santa Clara had a good team, on the team were Tony Foninos, the late John McVeigh and his brother Pat McVeigh, Bob Lucas, and myself. Our idea of training was going out for hard 7-9 milers most days.

The Nevada Reno team consisted of Tom Wysocki, Domingo and Miguel Tibiduiza, Dave Murphy, the late Eric Hulst, among others. The Nevada Reno team went 1-7, and they all came in together. We were all sucking up air on the tough course. I recall running 35:01, and I believe the Reno team ran something like 30 minutes, a pretty normal training run for them. They were talking as they went by the field several times. Remember, this was one of first years of West Coast Athletic Conference.

We drove home from Reno that day, stopping at a Basque restaurant to have dinner, as one of us had won dinner money gambling somewhere. Ah, the good old days.

Saturday: warm-up, Race 5k, 30 minutes, plus 4 x 150 meter stride outs, cooldown

2021 RunBlogRun, week # 8, Fall Cross Country Racing Season, Day 6

Monday: AM for advanced: 30-minute run

Main workout: light run, 45 minutes easy pace, stretch, 4 x 150 m stride-outs, light cooldown.

Tuesday: warm-up, 4 x 800m, 3k race pace, 4x400m, 2k race pace, 30 minutes, moderate pace, 4 x 200m stride outs, cooldown

Wednesday: AM for advanced: 30-minute run.

Main workout: light run, 45 minutes easy pace, stretch, 4 x 150 m light cooldown.

Thursday: warm-up, 3 miles (12 laps on the track), sprint straightaways, jog turns, 30 minutes easy, 6 x 150m, stride outs, 20 minute cooldown

Friday: Advanced athletes, take light AM 30 minute run.

Main workout: light run, 45 minutes easy pace, stretch, 4 x 150 m stride-outs, light cooldown.

Saturday: warm-up, Race 5k, 30 minutes, plus 4 x 150 meter stride outs, cooldown

Sunday: Long run, 75-90 minutes, at a conversational pace

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