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“It’s not about you joggers who go round and round and round”

27 May

Tonight’s challenge was a 5 minute warm up jog, 30 minute threshold run and 10 minute cool down. I needed to find somewhere relatively flat for this, so I decided to head up to the track for my run. I have free access because of my Uni gym membership and I’ve never used it before, so I thought I might as well take advantage of it. It also had the benefit of allowing me to train with Stu… he is significantly faster than me, so I knew that I would see him quite often 🙂

Southampton Athletics Track

Southampton Athletics Track

I started off quite well on the track, but know that I am most definitely not on form at the moment – my knee still hasn’t recovered from my accident. My average pace was 5:28/km. This was a little disappointing, considering that I’ve run a half marathon at an average pace of 5:18/km, but it wasn’t surprising.

I like running on the track. It’s not something I would want to do all of the time, but it’s fun to pass (and be passed by) other people and the smooth surface meant that I didn’t have to worry as much about tripping and injuring my knee again.

After I’d finished my track session, I went for a cool down jog with Stuart in the area surrounding the track. Stu wanted to recce areas where he could take his running group. I was interested in the Trim Trail signs and intend to follow it around at some stage!

Trim Trail

Trim Trail

Do you like track running? Have you tried a trim trail? Is there one in your local area?