Morning all, I'll confess to not being a fan of the younger age groups doing park runs. As you know I coach U11s (so years 4 & 5 primarily). They will never run more than 1-2k in races until they're U15s, so I see little upside in running 5k. I try to get them to limit it to once every other month or so if they want to.
The caveat is there is a difference between 'jogging round' and being pushed beyond what is comfortable. We sometimes do a straight 2 or 3k easy run in one go during a session, but the emphasis is on keeping moving rather than outright speed.
As for SCs pacing, well the time posted by his young apprentice looks to fall into the easy/comfortable pace category for someone of 12 (so possibly an U15?). That's hardly being pushed. So, good work SC, and yes, sounds like sour grapes!
I digress, what - easy run why - wooden legs last rest - Thursday's have been easy but complete day off was about 3 weeks ago. last hard - yesterday
evening all, well raced Joe, Stray, Emz and Gobi Plenty of good running elsewhere too I've found more and more races now allow transfers, which can only be a good thing. what - 21.1 miles part road, part trail why - back to backs after 17 yesterday last rest - few weeks ago last hard - today
hi, well done park run people wonder how Gobi got on Joe - good luck tomorrow what - 2 1/2 hours steady why - ultra last rest - Thursday was very easy last hard - today maybe Was an absolutely stunning day out there today. Blue skies and a gentle breeze to stop it being too hot. Ideal running conditions. lyric - think so
Hi, AoH - don't forget the passport! Ale - enjoy the festivities what - just done an easy half hour around the water why - easy session last rest - ran a mile on the track last night so that was active rest last hard - Wednesday's double lyric- yeppers good weekend all