Track Training – Middle/Long Distance
April 30, 2020 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Runners meet at Ashdown Leisure Centre and book in at the track-side hub*.
Warm up around the track and then do your drills routine or join in with the main group for a communal warm-up and drills phase before the session is announced.
All sessions are made flexible to accommodate the needs of new runners and experienced marathoners/track athletes alike.
Be aware that in some cases this means the recoveries may be longer than advertised, to help keep the group together**; more experienced runners will be invited to keep bespoke timings as their condition and ability develops (regardless of speed!).
- 400m @ tempo effort
- 200m Jog Recovery
- 200m sprint
- 2mins static recovery
High Volume Athletes
- Athletes conditioned to higher volumes of training may expect to do a maximum of 10 sets of the above but will need to turn up early to get the track time.
Middle Distance (Speed) Session
- 600m @ 800m pace
- 200m jog recovery
- 200m; @ 800m pace – with 10 minutes between sets
- 150m walk back recovery
* A £2 track fee applies
** If you’re setting your GPS watch up for the session, it’s advisable to use ‘on button press’ for laps. Running around the track isn’t a ‘GPS watch’ friendly activity and will usually indicate you’ve run further than you have, skewing your pace and distance records.