Category Archives: Training Sessions

No Track Wednesday

As is usually the case there is no track session this Wednesday partly due to it being the Christmas break but also because the track is still being relaid. So we will meet at the club for the usual time this Wednesday and there will be a choice of sessions.

There will be some people just heading out for a normal run, pace groups as yet not confirmed but there will also be a repeat of last months interval session in lower Berrylands for those who fancy burning off a few extra Christmas calories. As with last month we will run four, five or six half mile reps on the flat.  That is the equivalent of four, five or six by 800m plus a recovery jog in between.

However regardless of what session you choose to do what I hope many of you will choose is to stop back in the club afterwards for a few beers 

Track session – Wednesday 31st August 2016

We just squeeze another Wednesday in this August, which means it is our monthly track training.

As ever, a 7:15pm meet for approximately 7.30pm start. Location: Kingsmeadow, Kingston Road, Kingston, KT1 3PB. 

Entry is £3.65.

Everyone welcome, in fact the more the merrier.

Session to be given on the night (it’ll total 4.8k with a 200m on the end of you wish, it’s my favourite total).

Danny Norman.

Track Session – Wednesday 25 May 2016

Must-do track session 7.15 for 7.30pm, Wednesday 25 May 2016

With the club mile just a week later (1 June) at Kingsmeadow, the track session on 25 May is must-do training.

We will be doing core mile training: 8 x 400m, with 200m recovery jog between.  This speed session is a shorter total distance than we sometimes run at the track, but the target is to run somewhat faster than normal – pitching a pace just a little faster than your target mile pace.  This will help with pacing for the mile as well as helping make your body comfortable at this speed.

We meet at the Kingsmeadow track, Kingston Road.  Please arrive by about 7.15pm to complete a gentle warm up (eg at least 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 now £3.65.

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.

David Pimm

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