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Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 18:30

June 2019 Training

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.

The main aim of our June training is to try a variety of paces and routes to mix things up a bit while sharpening for upcoming races. Where possible, alternative off-road sessions will be offered but this will be dependent on availability.

We will be continuing to maintain our strength and endurance as well as continue with power sessions into June, as race season continues. Tuesday night sessions will alternate between pace judgement and speed endurance and Thursdays will take in a mix of power, in the form of stair sessions, and speed.

Don’t worry if you’re not racing, club sessions can all be adapted to suit you personally. Maybe 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 Halstead (Lead)
Kevin Davie
Val Macaulay
Jonathan Millar

We believe the group contains a representative cross-section of the abilities and running interests in the club. In the meantime, if you have any comments or feedback on training, please send an email to [email protected] and they will be passed on to the group.