Sunday, Feb 6 – Change of location

If you don’t read anything else, remember:  for the next three Sundays we are going to meet at Percy Warner Park.  We meet by the Stone Gates and the end of Belle Meade Blvd!

The Run

Percy Warner Park – 9 am

After a time trial, and a tempo run, we are back to long runs.  We are also back to running for time: 60, 70 or 90 minutes.  Why are we moving to Percy Warner Park?  Answer: to add hills, give an opportunity to run trails and just to get a change of location.

Speaking of hills (we’ll be hitting some big ones…): slow down.  Distance running is about keeping the same effort level during runs, not the same pace.  Slow down at the bottom of a hill, don’t wait for the hill to “hit” you.  But when you get to the top of a hill, get right back on pace.

The Brunch

Brunch is being hosted by Matt Wright, at 410 Alden Court.  (Right off White Bridge road near Nashville State.)   Check out the brunch sheet for more details and sign up to bring something!

Something to talk about…

Here is an article from the Boston Globe that should be a great conversation starter for the run tomorrow.  (There are a couple of inaccuracies…but it doesn’t invalidate the point of the article…)

Speed Sessions

If you are interested in joining a group for more structured interval training, you need to join Fleet Feet’s speed sessions.  It’s not free, but it’s a great chance to learn about speed work, and it gives you a group of people for your hard runs.  Here is more information and a place to sign up.

*Oh yes, and one more thing:  if you want to carpool from the East Side over to PWP, some Nasties will be meeting up in the East Lit parking lot at 8:15 in the morning.

4 Responses to Sunday, Feb 6 – Change of location

  1. Chuck says:

    The Boston Globe article presents many interesting theories and data on why human performance may be peaking or has peaked. Appropriately, author touches on pharmacy, technology, science and effective training methods as advances or shortcuts over the last thirty years. Math and physiolgical limits exist but are yet to be absloutely defined quantitatively.

    Two of the athletes mentioned by name, Ted Williams and Usain Bolt probably were/are what I would call an anomalies of nature. Williams had 20/10 vision, more keen than the average human being. Williams was able to pick up a baseball’s spin as it left pitcher’s hand. Williams was a war pilot during his service years.

    Looking at Bolt against other sprinters, you see a running form and gait superior to his contemporaries. Although he has been defeated in sprints his world records seemed almost effortless.

    I think there is a genetic disposition to running well, more so than 40 years ago. 40 years ago hard work led to many people holding different world records. Now records are broken less frequently. East Africans own almost all middle and long distance running records. Parts of their success are generations living at altitude and a culture of distance running.

    Interesting article.

  2. Melanie says:

    Is this run open to anyone, or do you have to be part of the group doing the East Nasty 1/2 training?

  3. eastnasty says:

    Melanie (or anyone else with this question)-

    All our runs are open to anyone!

  4. Helen says:

    Just wanted to say thanks again to Mark for sacrificing his run this morning to guide Emily & I on the Percy Warner trails! It may not have seemed like it at times but I really did have a great time

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