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Inventive Interval Sessions

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Jul 2013
9:35am, 17 Jul 2013
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:-) boab's certainly sounds brutal!


Any more suggestions?
Jul 2013
9:40am, 17 Jul 2013
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What The Actual Fleecy
I think they should be called BeeGee DeeGees
Jul 2013
9:50am, 17 Jul 2013
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I like pyramid intervals, as part of a longer run, but you've probably got this already covered

1 min faster, then 2, 3, 2, 1, with maybe a minute recovery between. And then I might do it all again
Jul 2013
9:52am, 17 Jul 2013
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Going back to a couple of pages ago - I count my steps, in fact I nearly always have a step count going on in the back of my mind, for some reason I can't not.

Sometimes, for a laff, I do "intervals" (I use the term loosely) in a pyramidy style where I run fast for a certain number of steps, recover for a certain number, increase the number with each one until I've had enough, and then decrease back down again.
Jul 2013
10:18am, 17 Jul 2013
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I absolutely love pyramids.
Jul 2013
10:18am, 17 Jul 2013
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Except we go eyeballs out for up to 5, with half as long recovery.
Jul 2013
10:20am, 17 Jul 2013
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I know drills are a necessity, but I guess pyramids are a drill I dislike the least...
Jul 2013
10:23am, 17 Jul 2013
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Pyramids have the advantage of providing a bit of diversion for your brain while your body is being half-killed :)
Jul 2013
10:24am, 17 Jul 2013
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The Paarlauf sounds similar to something we've done at running club a few times - you partner up and both of you run (both at best effort pace) in opposite directions around the lake / square / whatever you're using, high five as you meet in the middle, then run back. For a longer variation, run out, high five, reverse, pass each other, keep going round the other way, high five again, reverse and finish - so both of you have done two full laps (one in each direction). The advantage is that partnerships don't need to be of equal ability as the slower runner doesn't have to go as far, but, ideally, you should still finish at the same time.

One game I have played a couple of times - give everyone a training cone to carry (the kind that are almost flat) and run round / along a marked route on a timed interval (e.g. one minute). When the whistle goes at the end of the interval, everyone drops their cones and jogs back to the start. On each interval you try to pick up your cone and move it along a bit further before the whistle goes. Repeat five times. I generally add five seconds to the last interval to give everyone a final chance against their fatigue.
Jul 2013
10:35am, 17 Jul 2013
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Wriggling Snake
we do that, and you keep going util you can't reach the cone 2 times in a row

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