Category: Open Road

Anything that doesn’t fit into other categories.

2018 Running Program – Workout #3 – 5/23/18

Hi Gang,

The plan for this Wednesday’s workout is as follows:

Warm-up  – We’ll break into groups according to current fitness level and do 15-20 mins of easy jogging…or jogging mixed with walking. This should be easy. Come back to the track feeling good.

Track workout – we’ll do pick-ups on track, loosely grouped according  to ability level.

  • Blue group – pick-ups of 1:00, 1:00, 2:00, 2:00, 4:00, 2:00, 2:00, 1:00, 1:00 w/recoveries of ~3/4 the duration of pick-up (i.e pick-ups of 2:00 will have 1:30 recovery, 4:00 recovery will have 3:00 recovery)
  • Red group – pick-ups of 1:00, 1:00, 1:45, 1:45, 3:30, 1:45, 1:45, 1:00, 1:00 w/recoveries equal to duration of pick-up (i.e 1:45 pick-ups will have 1:45 recovery, 3:30 pick-ups will have 3:30 recovery)

Take the first two 1:00 pick-ups a little easier…almost as a warm-up…then run the remainder of the workout at a pace you could hold for approx 20 mins (if you had to). Feel free to let loose a little on last two one minute pick-ups. If you raced last weekend or are racing this coming weekend, it’s best to take it a little easier.

Cool-down – 5-20+ mins of easy jogging or walk/jogging…or walking.  Much like warm-up but doesn’t need to be as long in duration.

Note: All participants will be guided to the appropriate group for both warm-up and track.

Guests and drop-ins welcome…

See you there…RAIN or SHINE!!!

Coach Paul

2018 Running Program – Workout #2 – 5/16/18

Hi All,

This Wednesday’s workout will look like this:

Warm-up  – We’ll break into groups according to current fitness level and do 15-20 mins of easy jogging…or jogging mixed with walking. This should be easy. Come back to the track feeling good.

Track workout – we’ll do pick-ups on track, loosely grouped according  to ability level.

  • Blue group – 4-5 x 3:00 @20+min race effort w/2:00 jog/walk/re-group recovery
  • Red group – 4-5 x 2:30 @repeatable pace w/2:30 walk/re-group recovery

Cool-down – 5-20+ mins of easy jogging or walk/jogging…or walking.  Much like warm-up but doesn’t need to be as long in duration.

Note: All participants will be guided to the appropriate group for both warm-up and track.

Guests and drop-ins welcome…

See you there…RAIN or SHINE!!!

Coach Paul

2018 Running Program – Workout #1 – 5/9/18

Hi All,

It’s opening night of the Spring/Summer running group at the Barnstable HS track.

We’ll start sign-ups at ~5:30 and begin the workout at 6:00PM.  It’s $50 for everyone…new or old. Checks payable to Paul Fendler.  Ask about family, couples discounts.

The workouts will look like this:

Warm-up  – We’ll break into groups according to current fitness level and do 10-20 mins of easy jogging…or jogging mixed with walking. This part is meant to be easy.

Track workout – we’ll do pick-ups on track, again loosely grouped according  to ability level. This is what we have planned…but is subject to change depending on who is running and how everyone is looking. The workout is meant to be a challenge but also very doable. It’s all the first workout of the year so we need to keep it relaxed and fun.

  • Group A – 6 x 2:15 w/1:45 recovery
  • Group B – 6 X 2:00 w/2:00 recovery (start 15 secs after Group A, end together)
  • Group C – 6 x 1:45 w/2:15 recovery (start 30 sec secs after Group A, end together)

Then all groups do 2 x 1 mins as you feel, with generous recovery.

Note: Pick-ups are to be done at a repeatable pace…one that you can repeat throughout the course of the workout.

Cool-down – 5+ mins of easy jogging or walk/jogging…or walking.

Guests welcome…

See you there…RAIN or SHINE!!!

Coach Paul

Running & Racing – Workout #22 – 10/11/17

Hi Gang,

Here is the workout for Wednesday 10/11/17:

This is likely our last workout of the year…

6:00PM – 15-20 mins easy jog around high school grounds, return to track, then pick-ups of 5 x 3 mins @15-20 min race pace w/~2mins walking/jogging recovery, then cool-down.

Guests welcome…

See you there…

Coach Paul

Running & Racing – Workout #20 – 9/27/17

Hi Troops,

Here is the workout for Wednesday 9/27/17:

6:00PM – 10-12 mins easy jog around high school grounds (a little shorter), return to track, then pick-ups of 4-5 x 8 mins @40-45 min race pace w/2-3 mins walking/jogging recovery, then cool-down. Again…pacing is vital. Please don’t feel running faster than the prescribed pace will give you you any benefit. We will “tweak” workout on an individual basis, as necessary.

Guests welcome…

See you there…

Coach Paul

Running & Racing – Workout #18 – 9/13/17

My dear little ragtag bunch of intrepid warriors,

Here is the workout for Wednesday 9/13/17:

6:00PM – 10-12 mins easy jog around high school grounds (a little shorter), return to track, then pick-ups of 3-4 x 10 mins @30-60 min race pace w/~3 mins walking/jogging recovery, then cool-down. Pace properly…high volume. As this workout is challenging, we will “tweak” it on an individual basis, as necessary.  For example, some may due 3 x 8 mins @30-60 min race pace w/5 min recovery…or something like it.

Guests welcome…

See you there…

Coach Paul

Running & Racing – Workout #17 – 9/6/17

Hi Crew,

Here is the workout for Wednesday 9/6/17:

6:00PM – 10-12 mins easy jog around high school grounds (a little shorter), return to track, then pick-ups of 4-8 x 4 mins @30+min race pace w/~2 mins walking/jogging recovery, then cool-down. Pace properly…high volume. Most of the marathoners will do 8 repeats. Everyone else will do somewhere between 4 and 8 repeats…depending on goals and fitness level.

Guests welcome…

See you there…

Coach Paul

Running & Racing – Workout #16 – 8/30/17

Hi Gang,

Back to the track…we’ll emphasis stamina for the next 8 weeks or so.

Here is the workout for Wednesday 8/30/17:

6:00PM – 10 mins easy jog around high school grounds (a little shorter), return to track, then pick-ups of 8, 7, 6, 5, 4 mins @30+min race pace w/2-3 mins walking/jogging recovery, then cool-down. Very important to pace these intervals properly…which means not that hard. You want to make sure you can absolutely sustain your pace for 30 mins, if necessary.

Note: We’ll modify workout for those not running fall marathons or half marathons.

Guests welcome…

See you there…

Coach Paul