Gooner Girl wrote:
Gary the Enfield wrote:
Hard session again at the track last night.
200m at 10k pace then 200m surge. Repeat.
200m jog recovery between sets.
Then 1600m at race pace
Short session but a good one. Pleased to be at the back of the leading pack (I'm usually front to middle of the second group) and beating people I normally can't get near. Really enjoying my running at the moment.
I have a 10k race next Wednesay wher I'm hoping to break 44:00 for the first time this year.
Sounds like a good session GtE, and great that you're really noticing an improvement in your running after all the training for the marathon. You may well smash 44 min next wednesday!
We did discus and endurance with our intermediates last night. Endurance was a bit of interval training, working on speeding up and slowing down the pace (which most of them are rubbish at - they just want to bomb it all the way round the track...)
The only problem with endurance training on the track is it doesn't prepare you for when you encounter a hill. The sessions I do on Saturday mornings is either a pendulum of hills (down one, up another, then turn round and run back) with effort on the uphill sections, or a figure of 8 around a sloping field continuous effort.
Both sessions are 30 minutes after which we do some uphill sprints and then pressups, lungers and squats. Continuous motion for around 5- minutes in total. Lovely!