Running Drills in the Park

A lovely evening to return to Woburn Park with Sarah to get stuck in to some natural running form drills.  A 1500m warm up in the Newtons and then a quick change into the Vibram Fivefingers for a single set of drills (3 reps of 3 drills) and then an easy run home still in the Fivefingers.

Lots of deer to keep us company although they pretty much ignored us and just made a pretty back drop to our favourite training ground.

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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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