Next Wednesday is our regular track session. This is the final of four interval sessions focussing on improving our 5k times (see post of 22 August). We will be running 1,2 and 3 minute intervals followed by 1,2 and 3 minutes recovery respectively, and then repeating this sequence for a total of three times (ie:1,2,3,1,2,3,1,2,3 minutes for a total of 18 minutes in the ‘red zone’). I plan to be blowing a whistle to indicate when reps start and finish.
Track sessions provide a focussed speed session that works wonders for improving speeds over all distances. If you have never done track before, do not be put off; bring some friends of a similar speed to you to challenge one another. Come and see whether you enjoy the thrill of running faster than we do at any other time in our training!
The track session will be at the Poole Road athletics track in Ewell. Otherwise known as the Harrier Centre or King George V recreation ground, it can be found by turning right into Ruxley Lane off the A 240 and then left into Scotts Farm Road which becomes Poole Road. The recreation ground and athletics track are on your left about half a mile after leaving Ruxley Lane.
Please arrive at the track around 7.15pm to complete a gentle warm up (eg two or three times jogging around the track) and be ready to start the more formal warm up promptly at 7.30pm. Bring clothing for the warm-up and warm-down. The entry fee is £2.80.
Please be considerate of other track users; other local running clubs will also be training there that evening.