Category Archives: Pace

Daventry Parkrun No. 107

A late opportunity to run on Saturday had to be taken. This was my first run at Daventry in two months, having run more recently at the Northampton venue. I came to the race in good form so decided to attempt … Continue reading

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Northampton Parkrun No. 232

Although the distance is always the same, it’s surprising how differently each parkrun course runs. For example, I know my quickest mile at Daventry is always the second one. At Northampton, it’s the first mile which I think gives a … Continue reading

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Upping the Tempo

There are many definitions for this type of training. For me, a tempo run is performed at about 85-90% of maximum effort. I do this training in my lunchbreak so there are time constraints. After warming up for the first … Continue reading

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Running Tips (Part Three)

17. Quality over Quantity “Quality counts, if you want to stay fast. Don’t do all your workouts in the comfort zone.” —Ken Sparks, Ph.D., top masters’ marathoner 18. All Considered… “Run your own race at an even pace. Consider the … Continue reading

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Running Tips (Part Two)

Welcome to part two of advice from the experts. I hope some of these tips prove interesting. I must admit there’s a few that have given me something to think about. 9.Staying Interested “A 40-minute run punctuated with a half-dozen … Continue reading

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Easy Run

In a recent post, ‘My Training Week’, you may have seen that on a typical week, I include a long run and a steady run. For me, these should be run at an easy pace for the following reasons: Running … Continue reading

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Daventry Parkrun No.89

This was to be my last parkrun without GPS assistance, and I found probably the most important reason why: I started too fast. And if you do this, you pay later, and I really did pay later. The third mile … Continue reading

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