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How did your 4-mile race go? Are you starting to see some differences in your fitness level? This week, focus on the tempo run and the hill workout. Remember to drink lots of liquids (water, sports drinks, juices, green tea), eat well, and remember to have a good snack after long workouts, like 2% chocolate milk and a PowerBar. Also, if you're a college athlete, keep your morning runs to 35-40 minutes on Mon/Wed/Fri. Monday: Warm up; 6-mile run (400 Mile: 5 miles/300 Mile: 3 miles); 8x150 yards relaxed strideouts on grass, jogging back to the start after each, no rest between; cool down. Tuesday: 1-mile warm up; 20-min. tempo run, 1-mile cool down. To determine your tempo run pace, add a half-minute to your present mile pace for a 5K. For example: If you currently run 18:50 minutes for a 5K, that's 6:05 pace. Add 30 seconds, and your tempo run pace is 6:35 per mile. Recalc...

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