27 Aug 2020
Coach CLAIRE PLUCKROSE reports on this week’s tough & turbulent workout at Birley’s Field.
‘Tuesday night was my first session coaching under the new COVID safety measures and it’s a testament to Yiannis and the committee that the systems and procedures put in place made this a safe and seamless environment to work in.
My session was 12 x 60 sec. hard efforts with a 60 sec. recovery interval between each rep. The focus of the session was to turn on the fast twitch muscles and fibres and get the body used to switching from a comfortable pace to race effort.
There were six in my group — a great group, all working well together but maintaining a nice safe distance.
Storm Francis made the session even more challenging for those efforts into the wind, as well as hearing the whistle (!), but Harriers aren’t beaten by a bit of wind. 12 efforts completed; warm down, stretch, sanitize, and straight home.
Great to be back …. and transitioning from our virtual world into a new normal while running together … perfect!’