Category Archives: Training

The Monthly PB

Can your recent race history predict future pb’s? For the past few months I have been running consistently well, so I’ve took a look back to see how my best times compare in previous years for the same month. I … 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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My Training Plan [Part three]

As we enter the winter months I have revised my training schedule (seems as good an excuse as any!). I’ve also joined a gym which I hope will serve me well on the days none of us wish to venture … 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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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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Daventry Parkrun No.93 & 94

Summer weather came late this year, but it’s certainly a lot warmer at start time on a Saturday than it was a few weeks ago. I’m still struggling to acclimatise, which in part, is denying me the opportunity to seriously … Continue reading

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My Training Week [Part 2]

Below is an article from some time ago. I took the decision a few weeks ago to increase my training in pursuit of faster times. I’ve highlighted the additional training in italics. It’s too early to tell whether the extra … Continue reading

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