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10k Training – Week 6, Session 1

4 x 1.5m off 90 at 5:15/mi After a few days of recovery and recuperation (mincing in London, relaxing in the Lake District) there really was no excuse if the splits were missed today. They weren’t. 5:06/mi  avg for 1.5m 5:09/mi  avg for 1.5m 5:11/mi  avg for 1.5m 5:06/mi  avg for 1.5m The usual road route had been…

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10k Training – Week 6: Preview

Week 6 sees the end of ‘threshold’ runs in this training cycle and the introduction of a very short two week period including VO2Max intervals, the purpose of which is merely a slight sharpening in fitness and speed having understood that the greatest effect of training VO2max comes in the short term, and that doing…

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Week 5 – 10k Training: Summary

Well, week 5 is done – and surprisingly both athletes following the ground-breaking MCKEP 10k training program are reporting status = good. After struggling significantly during week 4 with tight, tired and unresponsive legs, the after-effects spilled into the early portion of week 5. Thursday’s threshold pace session at Draycote seemed something of a turning…

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Ask McCarkiss: Colin Bricher Special – Part One

Please can you ask Colin Bricher to guest edit a column on this excellent blog? So we did…and of course there was only one subject, the decline in British distance running. So in a guest editotial that rivals the likes of Brand, Hitchens or Dawkins in the New Statesmen, we give you Bricher at MCKEP.…

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MMRR Review 2: Guest Author @Jillops

This week we have special guest @Jillops covering off the MMRR review…. A Sunday night post half marathon massively unexpected PB recovery wine (due to lack of beer in the house thought I’d try this red stuff). I think it was the standard Tesco half price wine purchase for £5 down from £10, some kind of…

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10k Training – Week 5, Session 1

What should have been a daunting session was approached with positivity and excitement, 6 X 1 mile off 90 seconds recovery. The recovery was reduced from 2:30 earlier in the day and one rep in there was already a loss of excitement and a reality check as to how tough this was going to be.…