Peter Collins

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Hill training sessions

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 17:35

'Hit the bottom'! Oooer!

Speed work on grass - finding it really tough!

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 17:29

Jude, I think part of this depends on what exactly you're doing with your speedwork. For example, doing, say, one mile repeats with a short rest in between is very different from doing, say, 200m repeats. It's possible you're either doing too much or going too fast or both. Of course, you want to get some benefit from this, but not everyone benefits in the same way from the same things. Maybe you should have a chat with whoever takes the training about what you're trying to achieve, and also find some 5k training programmes on this site or on the net in general and find something you feel comfortable with (it IS possible to do speed work by yourself – I do it regularly – but of course in a group you might find the competition helps you to keep it up, fnar fnar). To give an example, I read a book recently that said if you don't want to do longer bits of speedwork, or can't keep up with the schedule, break it down into sets of shorter distances - so say you were supposed to do four miles at a certain pace, with, say 800m jogging or three minutes rest between each mile - you could instead do four sets of 400m, with three minutes rest between each set, but within the set, 30 seconds between each 400m. Of course, these aren't exactly the same thing, but you might find something like this helps you cope. Experiment and read around.

What is your parkrun strategy?

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 17:13
Simon Coombes 2 wrote (see)

Warm up essential in park runs due to the time of day and as they at the end of a working week.

I reckon you can extend your usual warm up time, or even double it, as long as it's steady. Perhaps jog down to where it is - even if it's 3/4/5 miles away? I think many people are genuinely suprised what a proper warm up can do, as long as you finish it perhaps 30 mins before the start?

Toilet, few fast strides, then good to go

A few fast strides in the toilet?


Posted: 22/08/2014 at 13:16
Nessie wrote (see)

I'd need protective goggles to prevent black eyes. 


If you're a woman.... mind boggles. If you're a man... keep out of my way!

What is your parkrun strategy?

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 13:11
PhilPub wrote (see)

But if you are at the front, make sure you know the route...


(Er... )  

Don't leave us hanging. Full story please!

Retro Running Gear

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 17:24

That's brilliant stuff, Phil!

Breathing Technique

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 16:37
The Spammer wrote (see)
Peter Collins wrote (see)

It's called a relapse, I believe.


"Prolapse", I think. Although I wouldn't blame anyone for not googling the word to double-check - image search probably wouldn't be safe for work, especially at lunchtime 

Yep. oops.

Breathing Technique

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 12:17

It's called a relapse, I believe. Or else he's got a huge cock.

Tell me it gets easier!

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 12:16

Fraggle, believe it or not, those of us who've been running for years have bad days too. Goes with the territory. It's not because your'e unfit or doing it wrong; just that you had a bad day. You'll have lots of good ones, too. Well done so far.

Breathing Technique

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 12:11

Shedboy is clearly talking about his 'trunk', ie the part of his body that isn't his limbs or his head.

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