Monday Track Sessions at Paddington

There will be no sessions after 28 August 2017 until further notice, while we make arrangements for another coach to lead these sessions. If you have any questions, please contact The Endurance Running Rep on the Committee

Paddington TrackWe organise this foundation track session for Serpentine seniors on Monday evenings at Paddington Track.

These sessions are aimed at those who are new to structured interval training and want to improve their speed and endurance. They’re designed for foundation level runners who can comfortably run for 30 minutes (e.g. 2 parks) and would expect to take more than 48 minutes to run a 10k. As well as interval training on the track, sessions will also include running drills and some strength exercises designed to improve your running.

By coming to these sessions you will be able to:

  • get comfortable training on an athletics track
  • improve your pacing
  • develop different running speeds
  • improve your running form, strength and mobility.

Location: Paddington Track. Lockers and free changing rooms are available by reception. 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.

Start: 7.00pm. The session will be finished by 8.15pm.

Contact: The Endurance Running Rep on the Committee

Full details of the programme are below and are also sent to the Run Training mailing list each week. Newcomers to structured training may want to check they have their email preferences to ensure they receive these emails.


These sessions are designed help you get round your first 10k comfortably or improve your 10k PB.

You’re encouraged to supplement these sessions with the Wednesday night 2½ or 3 Parks run and the club handicap.

Date Main Session Recovery/Notes
3 July 4 x 5min @5-10k pace + 4x 100m strides  
10 July 10 mins at 10k pace + 4x 400m at mile pace (practice for
next week)
17 July No session. You are encouraged to take part in the Club 1 mile race tomorow at Paddington. 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.  
24 July

Oregon circuits

31 July 10x 2 mins @ 5k pace (jog recovery = 1 min)  
7 Aug Pyramid session 4min +6 +8 +6 +4 @ 5k-10k pace  
14 Aug 10 mins @ 10k pace + 5x 2 min (recovery = 1 min)  
21 Aug 2x 6 mins @ 5k pace + 3x 3 mins at mile pace (R = 2 mins
28 Aug 3 min hard (5k pace) + 3 min moderate/easy (HM pace) x3 + strides