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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Not for the first time you've mentioned doing "a lot of strength work", without mentioning what it is. Can you tell the aspiring runners reading this what sort of strength work you do, or is it a trade secret to maintain your competitive advantage?
    Nothing special. Just gym work!

    Lots of squats/leg-press. Also do a fair bit of core work and upper body stuff too. Core work i obviously feel is important, and it only adds on 15-20mins to a gym session to do a bit of a full upper body workout each session.

    Technically speaking, it's more endurance based than pure strength work, as i tend to work in the 15-20 rep range, rather than very low reps and high weight.

    I should add that i only really do this when i'm in the Midlands, as i have an excellent gym down here. Up in the Lakes i've got enough going on with training on the fells and the many and varied club sessions.
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    Test results not back before tonight's RATRun so I took another lateral flow test, which was negative, and told my fellow runners the situation and all were happy to run with me.
    From the Waterloo in Biggin across fields to Dale Head and then down into Biggin Dale and straight up the other side onto Reynards Lane and at the bungalow named Brighton we turned left through fields up to the TP on Wolfscote Hill.

    Whilst on the top taking in the views, that were lit by the magnificent day old Hunters Moon, my phone bleeped. Out of my bumbag it came and a message from NHS England telling me that my PCR test was negative, which was nice!

    Steeply down to Whim Farm where the Hartington Brewery is based and then into Wolfscote Dale where we followed the River Dove to its junction with Biggin Dale. Last time I was here the path was knee deep in water but this evening it was as dry as a bone, the water still having not emerged from underground. We then followed Biggin Dale back up to Biggin and the Waterloo.

    7.25 miles, 800 feet in 1hr 4 mins.

    Once inside large portions of chips were washed down with Rapunzel 4.5% from the Welbeck Abbey Brewery and Marstons Pedigree also 4.5%. A nice, fresh evening run and at times my nose was running faster than me! Ribs still a bit sore as is the throat.
    Now for a couple of days rest!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Llani Boy View Post
    From the Waterloo in Biggin across fields to Dale Head and then down into Biggin Dale and straight up the other side onto Reynards Lane and at the bungalow named Brighton we turned left through fields up to the TP on Wolfscote Hill.

    Steeply down to Whim Farm where the Hartington Brewery is based and then into Wolfscote Dale where we followed the River Dove to its junction with Biggin Dale. Last time I was here the path was knee deep in water but this evening it was as dry as a bone, the water still having not emerged from underground. We then followed Biggin Dale back up to Biggin and the Waterloo.
    About 3 years ago, my wife and I spent a couple of days at New Year in that area, staying overnight at Hartington Youth Hostel. One day we walked down Biggin Dale and up Wolfscote Dale. The upper part of Biggin Dale was dry, then we passed the spring, and from there on the water gradually took over the valley bottom. Trying to keep our feet dry in the last few hundred yards before the confluence with Wolfscote Dale was quite amusing.

    We had dinner that evening at the Waterloo in Biggin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    Lots of squats/leg-press. Also do a fair bit of core work and upper body stuff too. Core work i obviously feel is important, and it only adds on 15-20mins to a gym session to do a bit of a full upper body workout each session.
    Thanks for that, it all seems pretty sensible and I think we could all benefit from core work

    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    Technically speaking, it's more endurance based than pure strength work, as i tend to work in the 15-20 rep range, rather than very low reps and high weight.

    I should add that i only really do this when i'm in the Midlands, as i have an excellent gym down here. Up in the Lakes i've got enough going on with training on the fells and the many and varied club sessions.
    For longer races endurance work is likely to be more benefit than pure strength work, although it depends on the actual weights and reps. The one thing you didn't mention, and I used to do, is proprioception exercises, do you do any of these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    The one thing you didn't mention, and I used to do, is proprioception exercises, do you do any of these?
    Is that running in the rain, Marco?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Thanks for that, it all seems pretty sensible and I think we could all benefit from core work



    For longer races endurance work is likely to be more benefit than pure strength work, although it depends on the actual weights and reps. The one thing you didn't mention, and I used to do, is proprioception exercises, do you do any of these?

    Short answer is no i don't, except for an element of it in the core work (i like to do plank/rollout type exercises but balancing on a swiss-ball).

    I keep away from traditional situps, and prefer planks, ab-rollouts, twists, leg raises, etc.

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