Sunday, 2 August 2009
GROUP TRAINING IN THE HILLS
It was great to have company in the form of Eddie and Paul on my Arthur Lydiard type long hill run. We started off from Parbold and blasted over 4 climbs, the route was a combination of road and off road. Eddie had a tough time what with bladder problems and a serious wasp sting that nearly had him going to hospital. I asked Paul to set the pace over the final 5 mile roller coaster loop, Paul duly obliged with a pace that had Eddie fighting to stay in contact.
The sight of Eddie sprawled out on the pavement at the end was a sight to behold [ sadly we have no pictures of the event].
All in all we covered 14.46 miles over tarmac, grass, dirt and even some ankle deep mud that made Eddie's new shoes look well and truly worn in. = 1 hour 58 mins
Training for the week
Grass tack session with the club plus long warm up and warm down
Sandhill 6 with Eddie, total time = 1.12
Sandhill 6 with 4 min fast 1 min easy all the way round, 36.47, plus warm up and warm down. total = 0.59 mins
Sandhills easy = 1.35
Easy sandhills then 4 x wind up sprints on the road = 48 min
Group Parbold run, steady = 1.58
easy sandhill 6 = 1.07