Category Archives: Training Sessions

Track!

Guess who’s back, track again
Track is back, tell a friend…

Wednesday 27th April 2016 (tomorrow), 7:15pm meet for approximately 7.30pm start. As ever it’s at Kingsmeadow, Kingston Road, Kingston, KT1 3PB. Entry is £3.60(65?). Basically bring £4 in case.

Open for all standards of runners, involving groups running at differing speeds.

It will primarily be a 400, 800 set x 4 plus 200m at the end to make 5k.

Hope to see a few of you there. I’ll not be running so will be able to shout encouragement from the sidelines.

Cheers,
Danny N.

Track Session Next Week

Track session 7.15 for 7.30pm, Wednesday 30 March 2016

Written by David Pimm

For  track next Wednesday, 30 March, I am planning a ‘pyramid’ session, which has proved popular in the past.  We start with 2x200m, then 2x400m, 2x800m and then back down: 2x400m, 2x200m.  There will be groups at varying speeds.

This is all good training for some of the shorter races we see in Spring and Summer, including the Club mile on 1 June.

But for those about to run a Spring Marathon, as last month, there will be a separate group running 4x1200m, if there are enough takers.

We meet at the Kingsmeadow track, Kingston Road.  Please arrive by about 7.15pm to complete a gentle warm up (eg two or three times jogging around the track, or perhaps run to the track) in time to begin the formal warm-up promptly at 7.30pm.  Not warming up properly before the exhilaration of a speed session is a sure-fire way to give yourself an injury!  Entry is £3.40.

This speed session is for all standards of runners, involving groups running at differing speeds.  Running short, faster intervals in a speed session is an important part of our overall physical and psychological training programme, building endurance and speed.  This would be a good time of year to think about including some sort of speed session once a week in your training schedule.  As well as the track speed session, I sometimes do intervals sessions on the road (1/2 mile or 1 mile reps) but do try to arrange these without a road-crossing in the middle of the rep.  Or sometimes, I fit in another track session.

Track tonight 7.15 for 7.30pm, Wednesday 24 February 2016

With Spring just around the corner thoughts for many turn to the lighter evenings and competing over shorter distances including: the 5k Grand Prix event on 27 Feb, the last few handicap races of the current season and, of course, the Club Mile on 1 June.  With this in mind, our track session next Wednesday will sharpen things up a little with eight 400m reps at a faster pace (a little faster than your target mile pace) with recovery between each.  This is core training for middle distance running, helps acclimatise your body to this faster pace and builds your ability to judge the right pace over the shorter events.

This is for all standards of runners, involving groups running at differing speeds.  Running short, faster intervals in a speed session is an important part of our overall physical and psychological training programme, building endurance and speed. 

For those training for a Spring Marathon, there will be a separate group running 4x1200m, if there are enough takers.

We meet at the Kingsmeadow track, Kingston Road.  Please arrive by about 7.15pm to complete a gentle warm up (eg two or three times jogging around the track) before we begin the formal warm-up promptly at 7.30pm.  Not warming up properly before the exhilaration of a speed session is a sure-fire way to give yourself an injury!  Entry is £3.40.

Do bring warm clothing for before and after and perhaps waterproofing.

David Pimm