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!
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.
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…)
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.