Within the club we operate a track running session on a Wednesday. Track running sessions are aimed at providing the highest quality workout of your training programme, under supervision of coaches, who will also help work on technique and form, through a number of specific run drills appropriate to your ability. As with all disciplines we offer a 3 level system as follows:
Open to everyone
These sessions will be aimed at teaching technique, learning drills, improving your running technique and primarily be focussed on building up a basic endurance, which are the foundations of good running. The sessions will teach a variety of different types of running and build skills and confidence as a platform to progress to the intermediate group. To progress you are likely to need to be completing at least one other session, a week which can be very similar to the coached session. The group is designed to get you to run faster and help meet your running potential.
5K : Faster than 23:30 minutes
This group targets the majority of the club. The focus is on running drills to help hone your technique and running at threshold (T-Pace) or slightly above for the majority of the season. It is assumed that you are completing a long run (of between 60-90 minutes at an easy aerobic pace) on your own away from club sessions as a minimum in addition to the club session, and possibly other sessions such as a brick run.
5K : Faster than 20 minutes
These sessions are targeted at experienced runners, who may have progresses from the intermediate group. The drills are of an advanced nature and expect to work at a high intensity during this session. The assumption is that you are completing a threshold run and a long easy paced aerobic run (90 minutes plus) on your own as a minimum in addition to this session, and that this session is the icing on the cake for your running.
Things to consider
- If you are unsure about what other running to be doing ask your session coach.
- Train in the group appropriate to your current fitness or injury situation, just because you used to be able to do a 15min 5k, can you still run that or are you better suited to intermediate group now?
Active coaching will start from 7.15pm, but we expect everyone to have completed a minimum of 10 minutes self warm up before this point. A coach will be on hand from 7pm to offer advice and guidance. Please do not interrupt coaches who are still coaching the previous session – there will be a designated coach available to help you.
Note: We encourage members to introduce themselves to track running progressively. Don’t jump straight into full sessions the first time you go along.
Annual Training Plan
An overview of our weekly training programme can be found on the main training page.