On Tuesday we hie to Beech Grove near the Bulwark Athletic Club for a Paarlauf. You need a partner of about the same speed as you, and you take it in turns running a loop of about 400m for a total of 30 minutes split into two sessions.
When we do this on the track each runner has to jog across the track in time to meet their partner at the end of their half-lap. This jog recovery keeps your muscles warmed and adds an extra training benefit to the session. Because there's no track to jog across in a winter paarlauf, we have a short jog circuit at the end of each lap to give those same benefits.
On Thursday you can choose a one-lap 5k or a two-lap 10k course at the Rogue Runs Night Race at the National Diving Centre just along the A48 from Tutshill. The Club are paying the entry fee which includes post-race cake and hot drink. It helps the organisers if you can enter in advance on Tuesday in the Bar.
And finally, the next LCL cross-country is organised by Fairwater Runners at Llantarnam School, Cwmbran at 11 Sunday morning. The usual post-race hot drinks and goodies afterwards.
Have a good week's training and racing!