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Thursday 26th May 2016

Posted: Today at 08:47

Ale - sounds like an uncomforatble night
Dibs - enjoy the night out
LmH - glad the court visit went well
RFJ - good that junior got out
OH - great report
Ollie - good work, beer stops an important part of long runs

what - easy run lunchtime, little people tonight
why - Thursday
last rest - 8 days
last hard - QoP's elbow last night

Wednesday 25th May 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 08:07

RFJ - that's irritating, hope you fixed 2nd time round
Wabo - some decent training
OH - great pics, and excellent work with the time improvements
LmH - uh-huh, mixing it with the criminal fraternity?

what - easy miles, and QoP tonight
why - 400/300/200/100 x 3 sets last night on grass. Knackered.
last rest - a week ago
last hard - last night
lyric - nope

I need your help

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 07:54

Hi Kelly.
I would certainly advocate joining a running club. Most - including mine - would welcome keen, enthusuastic runners.
I would say that you don't necessarily need to do the miles at your age. In terms of competition, you will seldom run more than the 1500m on track and probably no more than 3 miles during cross country (if you're year 10 you'll be U17, year 9 U15).
At the club you will do a whole series of training sessions designed to make you faster, more economical and improve your stamina. Perservere with the park run if you must but don't chase times - use it as an enjoyable easy run with friends/family.

Don't be put off by some of the faster kids at a club, there will always be an element of competition but trust me, as a coach and a team manager it's the keen athletes we need and make the job worthwhile.
Given your dad seems keen, get him to come along and shadow qualified coaches (if he's not one already). There are a whole host of roles he could fill from qualified assistant to full coach and most clubs would love the support of parents.
His ability as an athlete - as has been pointed out - doesn't mean he isn't or can't be a good coach.

I don't know where in Wiltshire you're from but Malborough have a very good junior set up - we compete against those in the junior leagues - and I'm sure we've come up against Salisbury before.

Tuesday 24th May 2016

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 05:36

Ollie - agree with Ale, 20 miles after a race says something!
emz- enjoy the squash
what - club night, some kind of interval torture
why - Routine
last rest - 6 days
last hard - that will be today
lyric - not so sure

Monday 23rd May 2016

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 08:02

Good result Ollie, well done
LmH - true, I suspect 4lbs for me is an insignificant percentage but for you probably not!
what - easy lunchtime run,
why - evening committee meeting - our debut marathon event is in 4 weeks
last rest - wednesday
last hard - yesterday was tiring

Sunday 22nd May 2016

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 20:10

Great news Emz, the ice cream sounds good!
Ale - if it's any consolation, 4lbs is what I term "weekly fluctuations"
12.65 miles this morning on an undulating route, quite zippy as had to push to get back in time (youngest working), ended up being 8:15 m/miling
This afternoon had my first experience of dog running - took a friends dog out for 6 miles run/walk (owner recently had brain op so mutt was missing out: she's used to that cani-cross stuff).

Sunday 22nd May 2016

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 09:25

2 years already Emz! well done on the almost pb
OH - very close for the 'decider' well done though
Dibs - sage advice, although I would advocate one speed session a week. Free time is always an issue, but I'd add leave kit lying around so you can grab 20 minutes if needed. 
Bright and sunny here, complete contrast to yesterday

what - 12 miles 
why - have the time
last rest - Wednesday
last hard - last weekend


Saturday 21st May 2016

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:59

tut tut Ale, should be taking it easy
Epic mileage LMH, I've never even got anywhere near 80 let alone 100+
Well done RFJ

what - easy 6 in the rain this evening
why - all I had time for, as I was timekeeping at SAL fixture today, close competition but we just about scraped the win. 
last rest - Wednesday
last hard - last weekend
lyric - nope

Friday 20th May 2016

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 08:18

Ale - please take things easy, but surely the alehouse is an essential part of recuperation?
The aroma of hops is surely essential for sensory testing?
Emz - sounds odd...

What - easy run
why - active recovery, last weekends exploits still linger
last rest - wednesday
last hard - last weekend.

Coached last night (sprints: form and technique). Top tip: Splitting a group of 50 year 3s 4s and 5s and when asked which ones do you want to take, the incorrect answer is "year 3s". Cute, undoubtedly, able to listen or stand in a straight line, no chance.




Thursday 19th may 2016

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 14:39

Ale - hope it all goes well
OH - sounds fun
what - 5 easy at lunchtime
why - didn't run yesterday (too busy/too tired)
last rest - yesterday
last hard - Racing Saturday/Sunday/Monday
current streak: 1
lyric - no

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