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Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 18:30

September 2019 Training

Carnegie Harriers Training – SEPTEMBER 2019

Welcome to September’s training. The Stuart Duncan Memorial 5k race (a counter in the road GP) takes place on Tuesday 10th September and we have 26 members signed up. As an alternative to the usual session on this date, we are planning on having a social run for those not racing. Further details will be issued nearer the time.

We are continuing the long hill sessions throughout September, working again on technique, both uphill and downhill. An alternative off-road session will be offered on a Tuesday but this will be dependent on availability. Thursdays will continue with speedwork, with variable/progressive sessions. As before, these will be done to time rather than distance, with everyone running and recovering at the same time.

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.

If you’re not currently 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.

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 [email protected] and they will be passed on to the group.