Workout of the Day



1600m, 1200m, 800m, 400m

Splits: 4:06.6, 3:02.8, 1:58.9, 55.4

Recovery: 4' rec after each rep

Bob Kennedy — July 23, 1996


Context & Details 

If you're a track nerd like me, I hope you are appreciating what has become "Kennedy Week" for the High Performance West Workout of the Day series. 

This was Kennedy's 3rd-to-final workout for the 1996 Olympic Games 5,000m prelims. He had just set the American record of 12:58 in the 5,000m a few weeks prior. 

In a dark era of American distance running in the 1990s, Kennedy was bright light. This is a classic workout for many middle distance / distance runners and his recorded marks, like the man, are truly world class. 


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Jonathan Marcus