The original instructions to the runners was for a continuous 45 minutes session at a pace that they could maintain throughout the 45 minutes.
I advised everyone to pay attention to pace judgement, with good running form and slow recovery jogs.
After about 10 minutes of the original suggested 45 minute session, it became clear to me that nearly all the runners had gone off too fast, and would be unable to keep their initial pace for another 35 minutes.
After speaking to one of the other Coaches, I decided to reduce the session to 2 x 15 minute efforts, with a 90 second recovery jog between the 15 minutes. I felt this would result in the runners maintaining good running form, even pacing, and proper recovery.
Several runners said they enjoyed the session, even though it was hard.
It was suggested that the direction of loop run be reversed after the first 15 minutes.
Also suggested that another Coach be located at bottom of loop incline to emphasis that runners should "drive" up the incline.
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