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Conditioning and the need for speed to improve your running.Wednesday 23rd January.

The reason for speed work is more than a quick dash from the horse.

The reason for speed work is more than a quick dash from the horse.

It’s important to have strong core as a runner to prevent injuries and stabilise the trunk, plus help improve technique when fatigued on an endurance run. Half and full marathon runners you will reap the benefits by including this in your training.

Another important principle as a runner is speedwork. This often gets overlooked when people are training for a long distance run. The body has a natural ability to adapt to physiological demands. Training at the same pace day after day fails to improve running performance. But break out of that comfort zone with speedwork now and then, and the body will learn to deal with the new demands. The heart will get stronger, the cardiovascular system more efficient and the muscles are able to function better at full force. That will all translate to greater strength, faster and easier endurance runs. It is a session that caters for all abilities, even if you think you can only run at one pace, you’ll be surprised at how you can go faster for a short period of time once you have had effective coaching.

MEET: Hove Street, near King Alfred car park and the lifeguard hut. Time: 7.30 – 8.30pm

Coach: Kate 07702983744

Drop in £5.


Pace training, Weds 13th June, 7.30pm

Endorphin boosting pace running

Nothing gets the endorphins pumping like a pace session. You may arrive dreading it but you will leave feeling as high as a kite.

Pace sessions are essential for all runners, beginners and seasoned alike. They build power and speed and can help your running efficiency and posture come on and leaps and bounds.

Some of our runners who have been with us for a year started believing they would never get any good at pace sessions. Now, they’re regularly knocking whole minutes of their pace time.

And if that doesn’t grab you, then the fact that you continue to burn more calories after pace sessions than a slow distance run, and it recruits more muscles in your bottom helping to create a better shape, should!

Don’t worry if you are a complete beginner as these pace sessions work equally as well for you to build distance.

We run and always return to the same place over shorter distances for a number of repetitions so you won’t be left for dust!

Please comment and let us know that you are coming.

Coach: Rachael

Meet: LIfeguards hut, Hove Street South

Parking: King Alfred’s Centre car park

Drop in: £5