Posted: 28/08/2014 at 09:38
Well done on getting down to the club JR - I think it will bring you on in leaps and bounds - looking back to when I originally joined my old club, all my big improvements came not from structured speed sessions, but from just running with guys who were a lot faster than me - A lot of my subsequent training was done with a 2:29 marathon runner (so not as quick as your guy) and in the space of 6 months my half time went from 87 to 81 and then another 6 on that and it was down to 78 - and that was based on what were effectively tempo runs week after week. Big things to come JR!!!
I went to the running club last night as I feel I needed to be able to run with faster runners once in a while. The Wednesday session is a sort of structured session with never more than a minute recovery - efforts measured in minutes and seconds, but you never know how long either the effort or the recovery is, purely dictated by the coach and his whistle. After a gentle start - it turned into quite a good session, and I found myself towards the front, although a bit behind the speedier boys -
The legs did protest a little bit this morning though, think I might have to change my rest day from Friday to Thursday - Still good to be running in a group again and it might just be what I need to drag me a long a bit.
Tooth update - touching wood!!