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How do distance runners blend all their fitness components into each week?

Most distance runners start off every morning with a run on the roads or trails. The runs can either be slow, medium, or fast depending on the day of their training cycle, what they did the previous day, and what they are going to be doing later on that day. There is usually an afternoon or evening workout that may include tempo intervals on a  track, trail, or hill. The evening workout may only consist of another tempo run on the road. Either before or following the evening run is a great time to work on strength and conditioning exercises. Circuit training with high repetitions are great weight room activities and medicine ball exercises, general strength, hurdle mobility, and core circuits can be done at the track. The coach has to decide on a daily basis what running and conditioning exercises are best for the athlete.

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