2018-19 Beginners Week 20

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful break.  We are looking forward to running with you on Thursday and hearing how you spent your break.  I hope you all managed to do at least a bit of running over the past few weeks.  If you haven’t, please let one of us know so we can help you take it easy – we don’t want any injuries!

For this week, we will be doing a 60 minute run to remind ourselves that we can do this!  We want to make sure you all have a strong base to build on when we start to increase our time and mileage next week.  Thursday, we will do a loop that will have plenty of opportunity for red men for most of the run.

Please note that after Thursday, most of our runs will start to be destination runs, meaning that we will end someplace that is not SJW.  This is because we need to run further and longer while also trying to keep us as flat as possible and with some interesting places to keep us distracted while we run.  We have mapped out a tentative schedule below, subject to change.  This should help you determine your timing for getting back to SJW after the run.  Please make it a habit to bring your Oyster Card or contactless card.  If you have questions, please let us know.

Week 21 – 70 min – Borough Market
Week 22 – 80 min = Brompton Cemetery/Whole Foods Kensington
Week 23 – 90 min = Sloane Sq/Green Park
Week 24 – 100 min = Big Ben and back (note – this is parent-teacher conf at ASL)
Week 25 – 110 min = Wembley
Week 26 – February break – 60 min run
Week 27 – 120 min = Canary Wharf (with margaritas and breakfast burritos!)
Week 28 – 90 min = TBD
Week 29 – 130 min = Kew Gardens
Week 30 – 45 min = easy run through Regents Park

For now, keep doing 45 minutes on Tuesdays and 30-35 minutes on the weekend.  This will increase in a few weeks, but not yet.

This week’s route:
This route takes Elsworthy Rd to Primrose Hill Rd (left) and quick right onto King Henry’s Rd to the end to cross the bridge and turn right onto Regent’s Park Rd then turn right onto Chalk Farm Rd/Camden High Street.  Just after crossing the canal, turn right onto Jamestown Rd and left to Arlington Rd.  After Mornington Crescent, run briefly on Hampstead Rd and then turn right on Granby Terrace (if you can – it may be blocked) or at Vardell or Robert Street to meet up with Stanhope St.  Turn left on Stanhope and run to Triton Rd. Turn right and at the end, turn left.  At the light, turn right and make the next right into Regents Park.  Staying on the pavement/sidewalk on the outside of the hedges, follow the outer loop back to the Charlbert exit of the park then finish at Starbucks.