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Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 18:30

August 2019 Training

Carnegie Harriers Training – August 2019

Welcome to August’s training. There will be no scheduled training on Tuesday 6th August as this is the date of the Graham Clark memorial race at Knockhill. Our first Tuesday session will therefore be the 13th August. We are introducing new long hill sessions in place of the usual public park grass session, trialling a new venue. These sessions will work primarily on technique, both uphill and downhill. While uphill running is great for strength and power, downhill running is an excellent way to improve speed.

Thursdays will again continue with speed sessions, with variable pace intervals and much loved pyramid sessions. As per July, these intervals will be done to time rather than distance making the session more cohesive, with everyone running and recovering at the same time. Where possible, an alternative off-road session will be offered on a Tuesday but this will be dependent on availability.

Session Timings

Please meet at Pitreavie by 6.30pm to run as a group to the training venue. If you are going directly to the venue, please aim to be there ready to start for 6.50pm. Prior to the session we aim to include a dynamic warmup. The main advantages of this is to warm up the muscles to their working temperature, stretching them and therefore improving their function and reducing the risk of injury or imbalance. Remember also to cool down with a slow jog.

General Information

All our training is aimed at creating long-term physical changes in the body, referred to as adaptations. Key among this is the principle of overload, where the body is pushed beyond its normal rhythm. Overloading should be gradual and done over a training period to avoid a plateau or causing injury. Don’t confuse overload with overtraining. Overtraining syndrome is a condition that occurs when the body is pushed (through exercise) beyond its natural ability to recover. It is not to be confused with tiredness, which is to be expected whenever you are engaged in a comprehensive workout regime.

Don’t worry if you’re not currently racing, club sessions can all be adapted to suit you personally. Perhaps you’re returning from injury or illness or after a more social pace; running with others can be a great motivator.

Training Feedback

The club’s training group comprises:
Lesley Reynolds (Lead)
Val Macaulay
Gordon Barrie
Neil Anderson

If you have any comments or feedback on training, please email to [email protected] and they will be passed on to the group