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.
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.