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Wednesday 18th December last training session of 2013

It's Christmas!

It’s Christmas!

It’s almost Christmas and our last training session of the year. We’ll be bringing some festive fun to a hill workout this Wednesday.

The session will help boost the muscles that engage during running, the leg muscles and the core muscles. The quadriceps, calves, and hamstrings will be tested to a level to help improve your running performance. If this doesn’t sound like fun then you’ll be surprised how we can disguise a thorough workout with a Christmas theme. You’ll have to wait until Wednesday to find out what Santa has in store!

TIME and MEETING POINT: Madeira Drive. Outside Peter Pan playground at 7.30pm till 8.30.

COACH: Kate 07702 983744

Price: £5 drop in payable online in advance. If you have booked a course, please still book in for your session. click here

 

 

Resilient runners, Wednesday 4th December

Don't hold back with the training!

Don’t hold back with the training!

In order to become a better, more resilient runner, it’s important to also train the front and transverse planes of movement. Confused? That’s why we are here. Wednesday will once again focus on strength and conditioning that can benefit runners in numerous ways and help prevent injury.

The session will be in circuit formation and will involve some bodyweight exercises so bring a mat if you have one. We remain thorough on coaching correct technique so it’s still suitable for any one who hasn’t attended our sessions before.

MEET: Outside the lifeguard hut (corner of Hove Street and parking at King Alfred).

TIME: 7.30 -8.30 pm

COACH: Kate (07702 983744)

Book online here

 

Seafront start to half marathon training. Sunday 24th November.

Share the experience.

Share the experience.

Whether you’re after a social run or your Brighton half marathon training has started, our Sunday route this week is a flat seafront 4 mile run. This distance is the perfect starting block for your training and by keeping it flat it will allow you to focus on the pace you anticipate to run the full distance at. Even if you are one of our regular runners and you have been running longer distances recently, keeping the mileage less and building up again will help your body recover for further training. Plus it’s a good one for a fast, flat run.

Our half marathon training runs are a great way to find your running buddy and share the experience with new or old friends. Being part of the FitBitch community offers fantastic camaraderie and support during the training and on the day of the running event.

MEET: outside Marroccos cafe. King’s Esplanade. Hove.

TIME: 8.20 am for a pre run brief. Run starts at 8.30 prompt.

Coach: Kate (07702 983744). R/A: Tor.

Price, £10, bookable online only.

 

 

Wednesday 6th November run training – strength and stamina.

Light up and run.

Light up and run.

The Brooks 10k is almost upon us, marathon season is approaching and Winter has kicked in! What better time to beat any blues and add variety to your weekly training or to keep up and improve on the fitness that you have already built up.

This Wednesdays session is a mix of both strength work and an interval method that has proven to take minutes of athletes personal best race times. Don’t be afraid if you’re fairly new to running, you won’t be expected to take off like a firework but your legs may start to feel the beneficial burn.

There’s no need to bring anything except warm layers and water.

PLACE AND TIME: Lifeguard hut, corner of Hove Street (parking at King Alfred car park) @ 7.30 pm

COACH: Kate (07702983744)

£5 please book online here

 

Sunday at Stanmer – 5 miles. 20th October.

Woodland trails

Woodland trails

Stanmer Park in Autumn is not to be missed for any local runner. The kaleidoscope of bright colours and the crunching under the feet on this woodland route certainly make for a scenic Sunday morning run. The course starts through Stanmer Village before a slow, steady climb. Once you reach the top you will feel invigorated as you wind down through Stanmer woods.

Brooks 10k runners – Having an incline in your training plan will help to keep the muscles conditioned and will make the flat 10k course that bit easier. This is also open to social runners who have recently completed at least 4 miles.

Sunday runs cost £10 and are only bookable online. No cash on the day. Book here

Running support crew: Kate (07702983744) and Tor.

Meet: The first car park on the right as you enter Stanmer from the A27. Time: 8.20 am for a prompt 8.30 start.

 

 

Hill interval training. Wednesday 9th October.

Reaching new heights

Reaching new heights

We’ve just had a fabulous Fitbitch weekend of running and there’s plenty more to come.  Next up is the Amsterdam half marathon followed by the Brooks 10k. Whether or not you are training for one of these events our Wednesday sessions are suitable for all levels of runners. This week it’s a hill session which benefits all runners, even if you’re training for a flat race.

Hill running improves the strength and endurance of the quadriceps, hip flexor and hip extensor muscle groups—so the increased ability of these muscle groups to resist fatigue (lactic acid) shows through in the latter stages of races. You’ll slow down less, improving your race times or completing a race more comfortably. Whatever your goal is, you’ll reap the benefits if you include hill training in your programme.

MEET: Peter Pan playground (next to yellowave). Madeira Drive.

TIME: 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Coach: Kate. 07702983744

Book online here

 

A flat seafront run. Sunday 6th October.

Seaside running.

Seaside running.

What? FitBitch are doing a run on flat ground! Okay, there is a slight hill in the route but compared to our usual off-road runs, you won’t even notice. The two distances are 13.5 and 4 miles. The flat routes will give you the opportunity to work on pace and build confidence for the Amsterdam half marathon or the Brooks 10k. Our long run finishes directly up from the Saltdean undercliffs where the Rise 8k will be taking place. You can absorb the atmosphere but unfortunately we’ll be missing out on their amazing goodie bags!

While we will try to accommodate newcomers and regulars alike, these longer distance runs of 10 and more miles are NOT suitable if you can not demonstrate gradual mileage build up recently. If you have been injured and then upped your mileage please email us first before booking.

ALL BOOKINGS TO BE MADE HERE – under Sunday running. Price: £10. Payable online only.

MEET: Saltdean Lido car park.

TIME: 8:15 to start at 8:30

Coach and R/a’s: Kate 07702983744, Karen and Tor.

Strength and conditioning for all abilities. Wednesday 28th August.

Conditioning for runners

Conditioning for runners

How will strength and conditioning benefit my running?

Strength and conditioning is exercise that allows the body to work with less stress during running. You will notice an improvement in all other areas of your fitness program. If you are just starting out, you may notice how running is difficult and your body doesn’t respond that well to some of the movements. When you begin conditioning, you allow the body to open up and work more easily during running.  Strength and conditioning will reduce your risk of injury, improve bone and joint health, assist in post workout muscle recovery, increase flexibility, decrease muscular soreness, improve both muscular and cardio endurance, and will just overall improve your running level.

MEET: Hove Park playground.

TIME: 7.30 -8.30pm

COACH: Kate. 07702983744

£5 via our online booking system (free to Rise runners – who have just started training with Fitbitch) but check the website for package deals and annual membership.

Wednesday 22nd May. Pace workout.

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Training to run at a certain pace or increase your mileage depends on every individual. Wednesday’s pace session will help you determine what pace you can maintain for your target distance and will improve different aspects of your fitness, provide greater opportunity for recovery between training sessions and reduce the risk of injury.

BEGINNERS – As with all our Wednesday sessions this is suitable for everyone. The session is designed to allow for everyone to run however many intervals that meets their ability whilst controlling your pace.

Tough Mudder, Seaford , South Downs Half runners and those wanting to keep up fitness levels – Pace training will help you gain a pb, complete the long distance and keep variety in your training.

Comment below if you are coming along.

MEET AND TIME: 7:30 – 8:30 pm. Bottom of Hove Street, next to the lifeguard hut (opposite  King Alfred car park.) PLEASE NOTE: PARKING SPACES AT KING ALFRED MAY BE FULL DUE TO THE FESTIVAL TENT ON THE LAWNS. PARKING NEAR MARROCCOS IS THE SAME PRICE.

£5 DROP IN FEE

COACH: Kate. 07702983744

 

Running muscles! Wednesday 24th April, strength and conditioning.

Lift off with strong muscles.

Lift off with strong muscles.

We’ve just had another wondrous weekend of running. The sun was shining for our Bluebell 10k and 10 milers and our weekly Sunday run club. It doesn’t stop there as there’s always new goals to aim for on our running calendar.

In order to achieve our running dreams, improve our performance and prevent injury from kicking in, we need to do regular strength and conditioning. It can be a costly decision not to include strength work in your training. The session will be quite dynamic with some floor work included. If you are coming along, would like a lift or have any questions then please leave a comment.

What to bring: If you do have a mat then bring it along. There are spares.

Meet: The lawns adjacent to King Alfred car park (bottom of Hove Street) 7.30 – 8.30pm

£5 drop in.

Coach: Kate. 07702983744