This morning I was up at 5.30am
to get my final Great North Run training
session in.

You may be aware that I’ve started running every day
at 6am.

This frees me up for the rest of the day and I don’t get distracted and make excuses later on in the day.

I always like to keep my legs fresh before Great North Run
day and I always like to do a little bit of speed work. 

I also make sure that the session isn’t too intense and doesn’t
leave me absolutely wrecked! I like to come away from these
sessions thinking I could have done more.

So Here’s what I did.

10 minute warm up down to Marine Park with my headphones in. 


8 x 400 metres with 1 minute rest
8 x 200 metres with 30 seconds rest
A TOTAL OF 3 MILES (approx)

10 minute cool down back home.

You can measure the distances with a GPS, Runkeeper app, or just run it by the watch.

Make sure you come away from the session feeling good
and ready for Great North Run!


Thanks for reading,


P.s. Massage appointments for Pre Great North Run and Post Great North Run are available. Prices start from just £17. Email me for more details.


About Luke

Luke is a Running Coach and Sports Masseur

He is the North East Running Leader of the Year and coaches runners of all abilities with Run Eat Sleep.

He is also the Director of The Monthly Mile and hosts the Run Eat Sleep Podcast.

Luke runs for Gateshead Harriers and has Personal Bests of 15.39 for 5k, 32.11 for 10km and 70.57 for Half Marathon.

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