Coached at the running club (Framlingham Flyers) last night.. A pyramid session at The Mowbrays. Having measured a lap of the road on Map My Run at about a quarter of a mile, I planned the session as a pyramid of laps: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1, with recoveries of about half the running time between each lap. (There was also an option of a shorter lap missing one of the hammer heads of the road).
The runners warmed up with a jog from the club down station road and back to The Mowbrays.
After the first 3 steps of the pyramid it was evident that 4 laps was probably going to be too much for some of the runners. Additionally the time difference to run each step between the fastest and slowest runner was becoming wider with the increased distance, making it difficult to time the recovery period. I therefore decided that we would not do the 4 lap step. The group didn't appear at all disappointed by this news, in fact I may have detected a small cheer! (Anyone who could manage a big cheer hadn't been trying hard enough).
At the end of the session I had 40 tired runners, who became Framlingham Amblers, walking, not jogging back to the club. Theres nothing like a good pyramid session when you don't have to run it yourself!