Back on the track tonight….

…and easing myself back into the training…
The plan was for 4 x 4 x 400m off 2 minutes with 400m recovery between sets.

Having missed the warm up I used the first set to get up to speed, work hard on the second set, blitz one rep in the third and then recover to finish on just 3 x 4 x 400m
rep times: 1:39, 1:36, 1:30, 1:22; 1:20, 1:20, 1:21, 1:21; 1:16, 1:39, 1:35, 1:30.

The main sets were run in Newton Distance and the quick lap in Inov8 Tri Xtreme 225s

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Major league running at Stantonbury track

Yep, it was big boys stuff at the track on Monday with 12 x 400m off 2 minutes. This is the first time in 5 years that I have attempted this and, although my splits were not too clever, they were at least consistent as I tracked young James H on each rep.  There was not enough time to change shoes and so the whole set was run in my Newon a distance racers.  Splits of 1:26, 1:27, 1:27, 1:27, 1:27, 1:29, 1:27, 1:27, 1:27, 1:26, 1:26, 1:24.  Not bad on an almost balmy night – the first warm night this year.

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Soulbury Road hill session with Leighton Buzzard Tri

I remain in awe of the introductory running group at LB Tri.  Once again we hit the hills and ran a very demanding set of intervals, concentrating on running form and recovery on the climbs and fast efforts on the descents.  It was a little bit chilly with a cold breeze however all stuck to the task and we run an excellent 9.7k.  Another good run out in my Newton Distance racers.

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LBTri club run

The introductory group headed out to Parsons Rec for interval training and, despite the drizzle, they ran well again.  Of particular note is the improvements they are making when recovering.  With a higher cadence and softer footstrike they are all beginning to look and sound like better runners already.  A good pyramid session on the triangle with some full laps at the end.  Great running from all.

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