Thursday efforts – Parklife

19 April 2021 - By Maxine Leech

Hi All,
This weeks session is being led by yours truly. With jodee as my trusty sidekick 🙂 We can only accommodate 22 runners in total so please ensure you sign up early to avoid disappointment.

When Scott asked us to nominate our memorable session I didn’t hesitate…PARKLIFE! There’s something about this session which makes me feel all summery and happy! I much prefer a distance goal when I run as opposed to a timing goal and I think the loops are long enough to be challenging but short enough not to be laborious. I really hope those that are new to it enjoy it as much as I always do….it’s a very simple session and the instructions are pretty brief!

We will meet at Witham Town Park for a prompt 7:30pm start before beginning the session with some warm up drills. It’s a good idea to have completed a warm up jog prior to starting the drills.
You will then be split into smaller groups of no more than 6, following Government guidelines, with similar paced runners. You will run two laps of the park, following the park edge, in a figure of 8 style with a recovery between the 2 parks/loops. This works out at roughly 400m per loop.
The effort should be ‘sub-chatter’ which means you should be working hard enough that you can’t hold a conversation! This roughly equates to your 5k race pace. The recovery between parks can be a walk or a slow jog if you wish and should give enough recovery that each loop is run at a similar pace throughout the session. The session shall last for 30 minutes.

Lastly, this isn’t really a session which can be programmed on a running watch as the distances aren’t exact so you will have to be ‘on the button’ to record it as you wish.

We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday.

Max and Jodee.

Speed Development Session
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  1. Jodee Mayer
  2. Sarah Naughton
  3. Katie Layley
  4. Abby Reilly
  5. Ben O’leary
  6. Rachel Dingley
  7. Andy Lager
  8. Bethany Shippey
  9. Daniel Griffiths
  10. Rebecca Richards
  11. Karen Buttress
  12. Simon Scott
  13. Sasha Rush
  14. Clive Smith
  15. Geoffrey Reddin
  16. Andrew White
  17. Haydeh
  18. Steve Hookings
  19. Dean Whittaker
  20. James Crisp
  21. Pete Riley

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