Workout of the Day


5 x 1,000m

Splits: 2:32.72:32.42:31.72:31.5, 2:30.5

Recovery: 2' rec after each rep

Bob Kennedy — July 15, 1996


Context & Details 

What I love about Kennedy's workouts during the summer of 1996 is the simplicity of them. Nothing fancy. Nothing wild. Nothing complex. Merely straightforward, honest work at world-class speeds.

This was his first workout after 12:58.75 for the then-American record in Stockholm on July 8th. The 1K reps were slightly faster than the tempo he ran for the AR 5,000m, but not much. I can't imagine this was a barn burner session for Kenndy. Simply another drop in the bucket on his way to the Atlanta Olympic Games later that summer. 


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Jonathan Marcus