Posted: 13/04/2014 at 17:23
TE: Acceleration-glide drills, in JG's own words:
Warm up with at least half a mile of easy running
Walk 30 seconds, then ease into running with a gentle jog for about 15 steps
Jog faster for about 15 steps
Over the next 30 steps, increase the pace to a fast but not all-out pace
Then "glide" or "coast", gradually slowing down to a jog, using momentum as long as you can
Continue to ease yourself into a walk break.
Walk for 30 seconds, then repeat.
At first you may glide for only 4 or 5 steps. As the months go by you will get up to 20, then 30 and beyond.
He recommends doing these once or twice a week.
Been for a 7-mile run (run 3 mins, walk 1, throughout). A man asked me if I was doing the London marathon. "Yes", I said: "I got lost".