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TUESDAY NIGHTS ARE BACK! Meet 6.40pm at Ambleside Rugby Club for 6.45pm start

Tuesday night Winter training starts NOW! Time to get lean and fast over the winter:-)
Meet at 6.40pm at Ambleside Rugby Club for a 6.45pm start.

What’s on Offer?

There’s something for everyone:

An easy, traily run for anyone wanting a steady run out 4-7 miles. This run is led by Sarah or Paul and is perfect for anyone who is new to the club and wants to get a feel for the pace, anyone who has raced hard and wants a steady one, anyone who is injured who needs to go easy or anyone who just wants to enjoy a run out at a steady pace. Bring a head torch.

There’s always a few who want to hit the fells so bring a head torch.

Hill reps for those in pursuit of hill speed and strength. Sometimes these will be the “classic” 7/8/9/10 hills of Ambleside taken at full gas with steady run in between each hill. New for Winter 2018/19 will be some Kenyan Hill sessions thrown in for those that fancy getting even more out of their hill training. These sessions build strength and stamina through increased time in your higher HR zone (approx. 80-90%). The difference between these and our usual hill efforts is that you run hard up the climb but not as insane as usual “7 hills” pace” as you don’t stop at the top or bottom of the climb to recover but instead focus on a steady, smooth down and flat (where the recovery happens). Essentially, it’s a continuous loop including one or two hills up to 1km in length. A session may be  2 x 10 minutes, 3 x 8 etc with a recovery in between. Thee sessions are best finished off with a few short, speedy efforts. In my college days, I ran for Sale Harriers and these sessions are really effective and were a staple session in our winter cross country training week, even if they do hurt like hell! I’m keen to get these sessions going if there’s enough interest:-)

So, bring: fell/road/trail shoes to suit, a headtorch and a few warm layers. And be sure to come for a drink in the Golden Rule afterwards.

Winter 2018/19 – BRING IT ON! The fun starts here:-)