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Daventry Parkrun No.127

So I ran a time which was in line with performances this year, but it felt so much harder. In fact, I’ve run quite a bit faster and not felt so bad at the finish. Although you can sometimes explain … Continue reading

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Staying on Purple Ground

So you toil away for months without any sign of improvement and then all of sudden make a breakthrough. Every training session takes on new meaning. Intervals get faster – on tempo runs your feet barely touch the ground – … Continue reading

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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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Northampton Parkrun No. 230

After several near misses, I finally managed to get over to the Northampton parkrun last weekend. This event is held at the racecourse in the town. It’s a park which gets its name from once being a racetrack that hosted … 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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Daventry Parkrun No. 98

I certainly benefitted from the fresher conditions today. I felt I ran a consistent race with split times for each mile fairly even. Only seven seconds separated me from a new comeback pb. As I’ve already mentioned, I have supplemented … Continue reading

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