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    This was todays run, the Two Dales AM route. Went a bit faster than usual.
    Can't climb for toffee...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr brightside View Post
    Main aim is to become a category B specialist, because that's what i'm built for and that's what i'm good at.
    That sounds very sensible. Stick to what you're good at and can do while staying injury-free. Good to see this thread resurrected. And you're right - we need more chat about running.
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    Mr B you are clearly more experienced than me, but i'd maybe suggest splitting your two speed-endurance runs up by another day or so (if possible). Same with your Week2 speed-endurance/parkrun...

    I know that if i do a hard race on a sunday, then it's still in my legs on tuesday club night, whereas i'm usually fine when it's a saturday race.

    Also your reasons for doing the Horsforth club runs are bang-on!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    Mr B you are clearly more experienced than me, but i'd maybe suggest splitting your two speed-endurance runs up by another day or so (if possible). Same with your Week2 speed-endurance/parkrun...

    I know that if i do a hard race on a sunday, then it's still in my legs on tuesday club night, whereas i'm usually fine when it's a saturday race.

    Also your reasons for doing the Horsforth club runs are bang-on!!
    I find myself OK on 2 sleeps after 5k, and yes, i really could do with a woman, to heal me more than anything.
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    As someone who's flailed around with different approaches to training and never really stuck with one for more than a few months (injury/life getting in the way), it's always good to see what others are doing. Interesting that you've got 3 x speed endurance and a Park Run every fortnight but no interval session. In my (limited) experience of intervals they seem to be the one session that pays the most obvious dividends and I don't think I've ever been as fast as after a prolonged period of weekly 10x400m or similar. Any particular reason you're not bothering with them?

    (All that said, I'm having a bash at 'base building' now, so no intervals for a while.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hank View Post
    As someone who's flailed around with different approaches to training and never really stuck with one for more than a few months (injury/life getting in the way), it's always good to see what others are doing. Interesting that you've got 3 x speed endurance and a Park Run every fortnight but no interval session. In my (limited) experience of intervals they seem to be the one session that pays the most obvious dividends and I don't think I've ever been as fast as after a prolonged period of weekly 10x400m or similar. Any particular reason you're not bothering with them?

    (All that said, I'm having a bash at 'base building' now, so no intervals for a while.)
    I don't currently have a slot for intervals. When parkrun returns the 5k speed endurance sessions will become a fartlek over the same distance, incorporating 3 interval pace legs.
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    Something else i'm doing which has given very good results is wearing compression leggings every day of the week. There's no doubt in my mind, the thing of keeping heat in and localised swelling down has a dramatic effect on niggles and long term problems that would otherwise have you backing off a bit. I sleep in them too, you get used to it. The only thing is the cost of having about 7 pairs of very expensive underwear.

    I can't argue with the results.
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