w/c 05/08/13

Monday 5th August. 7pm. Athletic Club.   OK, we did miss last week but it was the first this year. We had a job to complete near Leeds. It wasn’t because it was raining. Honest!!

Wednesday  7th August 7pm Athletic Club.     
2 x ( 5 x 2mins/ 1min recovery) 2mins between sets.   Last week we ran for a set time with no real pressure, just run as you feel. Which makes me wonder why people were running inside the markers. You had nothing to gain. Remember, there is nothing to gain taking short cuts in training. If it’s a race then that’s a different story. This week we will run for a set time and distance, a little more pressure. You should be running at quite a bit faster than your 10k speed!!

How did the Herriot run go for you? I climbed badly on the first hill, didn’t go very well against the strong wind on the top and couldn’t get my legs to go fast enough on the downhill sections but I did finish quite strong which gave me a bit of satisfaction. I asked Christine which bits she liked and she said “the finish!!”

Where do you like training?  I just wondered if you could drop Fran an email with your favourite training areas and she could send them out with my next blog all at one go!!
At this time of year I like to train on the freshly cleared harvest fields, especially once they have been sown with the new winter crops. Freshly rolled down and firm. If they have a slope on them, then so much the better.


Championship Race. Darlington 10k. Sunday 11th August. Flat and fast (Well, it’s flat. Whether it’s fast or not depends on how you run it)!! . My last race before my 60th. I was hoping to dip under 40minutes.  No pressure then.


Going for my Sunday run. Hills, Wass Woods. 


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