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Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 18:30

July 2019 Training

Carnegie Harriers Training – JULY 2019

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.

As strength and endurance are an important part of training all year round, we will be continuing with this in the form of cruise intervals on Tuesdays, while Thursdays will continue with speed sessions. Thursday’s speed intervals will be done to time rather than distance which will make the session more cohesive, with everyone running and recovering at the same time. Where possible, alternative off-road sessions will be offered but this will be dependent on availability.

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.

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.

Training Feedback

The club’s training group comprises:

Lesley Reynolds (Lead)

Kevin Davie

Val Macaulay

Jonathan Millar

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