Tuesday Track Sessions at Paddington

Running coaches Andrew Reeves and Sarah Pemberton organise the Serpentine track session for seniors on Tuesday evenings at Paddington Track.

Paddington Track The coached session starts at 7pm and typically consists of a brief explanation followed by a group warmup involving dynamic exercises and drills designed to improve your running and to get you ready for the sessions itself. The groups are divided by ability / experience with the more advanced runners tending to cover a greater distance or having shorter recoveries whilst the others tend to do slightly less or have greater recoveries. Current abilities of participants range from about 33 minutes for a 10K through to around 46 minutes for the same distance.

The workouts usually finish by around 8:15/30pm. A track fee of £1.05 per person is charged payable at either the entrance to the actual track or at reception. Lockers and free changing rooms are available by reception.  Please arrive in plenty of time to avoid the queues.

More details on the session itself, its suitability, and more personalised advice can be gained by emailing the Paddington Coaches. If you're new to the session, please seek out one of the coaches before the session starts.

If you are new to track training please consider using the beginner / improver type session on Monday night at Paddington.

Full details of the programme are below and are also sent to the mailing list each week.

Sessions

The sessions for the remainder of June and start of July will focus on faster reps (1 mile and 3k pace) to train for the club's track Grand Prix in July. We encourage everyone to take part in these races! We will also continue to incorporate technical warm ups with equipment and drills to help our form and efficiency, as well as using some sessions to focus on building strength.

Date Session Notes
13/6/17 4-6 x 800m @ 3k pace. 400m jog between sets. 4 x 60m strides. A shorter, faster session in preparation for the 3k club champs in a few weeks time. It is also still important to keep training your pure speed even if you are training for longer distances. You should aim to be well recovered before the start of each rep.
20/6/17 3-5 x 600m @ 1 mile pace. 600m jog between reps. 4 x 60m strides A short, fast session in preparation for the 1 mile club champs in a few weeks time. You should aim to be well recovered before the start of each rep.
27/6/17 3-5 x 1000m @ 3k pace. 400m jog between sets. 4 x 60m strides.  Another session to prepare for the 3k club champs in two weeks time.
4/7/17 2-4 x 800m @ 1 mile pace. 800m jog between reps. 4 x 60m strides Another short, fast session in preparation for the 1 mile club champs in a couple of weeks time. You should aim to be well recovered before the start of each rep.
11/7/17 Club champs 3000m The usual session will not be on as it is the 3000m club champs. However we would encourage everyone to take part in the club champs. They're friendly and a great way to practice track racing. There will be a number of races split by pace during the evening so you'll be running with people of a similar speed.
18/7/17 Club champs 1 mile The usual session will not be on as it is the 1 mile club champs. However we would encourage everyone to take part in the club champs. They're friendly and a great way to practice track racing. There will be a number of races split by pace during the evening so you'll be running with people of a similar speed.
25/7/17 Longer warm-up with RunTech. Session tbc nearer the time An easier session before the club champs 5k on Thursday in Battersea Park.
1/8/17 tbd