Week commencing 12 November 2018 (corrected)

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Training this week : on Monday, easy or fartlek session up to 10/11k. On Wednesday : threshold session on laps of the estate. Remember hi-viz clothing !

Training at the weekend : If not racing, should do a distance session. Any suggestions?

Racing at the weekend : Two races on Sunday. Starting at 12:30, the last meeting in the Midland Winter League series in Coventry, with seniors races over 5k and 10k. Details here. And starting at 1:30 pm at Tonbridge, Kent, a track 5000m race for the Surrey Walking Club Christmas Cup.

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Week commencing 5 November 2018

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Training this week : on Monday, easy or fartlek session up to 10/11k. On Wednesday : hoping to go on the track, for agility/balance/co-ordination, drills and sprints. But at the moment the weather forecast isn’t great for Wednesday, so come equipped for road work (i.e. hi-viz clothing) on both days.

Training at the weekend : If not racing, should do a distance session. Any suggestions?

Racing at the weekend : On Saturday at 1pm, the Enfield Open 7 miles at Lee Valley, London. As usual, the circuit is one mile and times are taken after each mile, so you don’t have to do the full seven miles. Details in the latest Enfield Walker.

Week commencing 22 October 2018

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Active Rest month continues. For more about Active Rest, read this.

Training this week : on Monday and Wednesday : more agility / balance / co-ordination based on the UK Athletics “Athletics 365” programme. Full details here. On Monday, if you have them, please bring an exercise mat, and a yoga strap or piece of rope or something similar. On Wednesday, a mat and a ball (tennis ball or similar). Cones and a running ladder will also be needed, I believe they’re available at the track. Track fee will apply. Have extra layers to wear as it will not be very energetic.

Training at the weekend : Do something involving some distance – cycling ? jog a parkrun (Oxford, Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Witney or Didcot) ?  a ramble (the Ramblers have a 12.5-mile walk in the Chilterns, from near Princes Risborough, on Sunday, and other options) ? or similar.

Racing at the weekend : on Sunday, the second fixture in the Midland Winter League at Alexander Stadium, 5k and 10k races starting at 12:30 : full details here.

Week commencing 15 October 2018

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Active Rest month continues. For more about Active Rest, read this.

Training this week : on Monday and Wednesday : more agility / balance / co-ordination based on the UK Athletics “Athletics 365” programme. Full details here. However, the weather forecast for Monday is a bit dodgy and this may not be practical, so come equipped for a 10k-ish road walk instead (i.e., flourescent clothing). On Monday, if you have them, please bring an exercise mat, and a yoga strap or piece of rope or something similar. On Wednesday, a mat and a ball (tennis ball or similar). Cones and a running ladder will also be needed, I believe they’re available at the track. Track fee will apply. Have extra layers to wear as it will not be very energetic.

Training at the weekend : Do something involving some distance – marshall is distant junction for the Abingdon Marathon? cycling ? jog a parkrun (Oxford, Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Witney or Didcot) ?  a ramble (the Ramblers have a 12-mile walk from Stoke Wood, near Bicester on Saturday, and other options) ? or similar.

Racing at the weekend : on Saturday, the annual 10k open race at Steyning, Sussex.

Week commencing 8 October 2018

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Active Rest month continues. For more about Active Rest, read this.

Training this week : on Monday and Wednesday : more agility / balance / co-ordination based on the UK Athletics “Athletics 365” programme. Full details here. On Monday, if you have them, please bring an exercise mat, and a yoga strap or piece of rope or something similar. On Wednesday, a mat and a ball (tennis ball or similar). Cones and a running ladder will also be needed, I believe they’re available at the track. Track fee will apply. Have extra layers to wear as it will not be very energetic.

Training at the weekend : Do something involving some distance – Chiltern League cross-country (Horspath, Saturday, if you’re a member of a club that participates) ? cycling ? jog a parkrun (Oxford, Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Witney or Didcot) ?  a ramble (the Ramblers have a 12-mile walk from Hurley, near Marlow on Sunday, among other options) ? or similar.

Racing at the weekend : on Saturday, a 5 mile race in the Enfield League, at Lee Valley at 1 pm. Some details here, more likely during the week.

Yesterday’s agility / balance / co-ordination exercises

Here are links to the 4 sets of exercises that we did on 1 October – for you to practise at home if you need to, or if you missed the session itself and want to catch up.

Floor work

We did the ‘Red’ (Step 1) Challenges

Seated Balance

We did the ‘Red’ (Step 1) Challenges

Standing

We did the ‘Red’ (Step 1) Challenges

On balls of feet

We did the ‘Red’ (Step 1) and ‘Yellow’ (Step 2) Challenges (4a and 4b only).

Let me know if the links or the video don’t work for you. (There’s no audio.)