MITHACAL MILERS XC workout on Tuesday, 10/25 at 5:30 PM at the Cornell Botanic Gardens

Just a couple more workouts in the XC season, @mithacal-milers. This week, we’re going to focus on increasing some leg speed with a Yo-Yo workout. See you at 5:30 at the usual parking spot.

After 10 minutes of warmup, we’ll regroup and start the workout, which involves running hard—5K race pace—for 2 minutes. At 2 minutes, someone will blow a whistle, and the leader (the yo-yo) and everyone except the person at the back of the pack (the handler) will turn and jog back until we’ve regrouped. The handler just keeps jogging forward. Then the next 2-minute rep will start, and we’ll keep repeating around the bowl of the Arboretum until we’ve done 6-8 reps.

(And in case you weren’t aware, yo-yos date to at least 550 BCE, though this ancient Greek image is only from 440 BCE).

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