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Rock n Road Runners Thursday Intervals: 800m repeats

February 22 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

£5

This is a 60 minute group run focused on building strength, stamina, power and speed through interval-based training.

This session is lead by fully-qualified run coaches Dan & Rik and entails a thorough warm up consisting of easy running, mobilisation work, dynamic stretching, drills and strides. This warm up also focuses on improving various aspects of run technique, biomechanics and efficiency. Not will interval training improve your performance at all distances but it’s a really fun and social way to train. Anyone and everyone can benefit from interval-training regardless of experience level or goals.

The main set is usually interval-based, meaning that there is some faster-paced running for a set time or distance, interspersed with recovery which is either easy jogging, walking or standing. The aim of each interval session is to improve a certain aspect of our physiology, such as our pace at Lactate Threshold, Vo2 Max or increase our Running Economy and Neuromuscular Efficiency.

These sessions are also individualised for each attendee as we regularly carry out 3k and 5k time trials (or use a recent race result) to ascertain pace zones for different running intensities. This allows you to run at the right effort and avoid overexerting and overtraining.

The first session is free and all subsequent sessions are £5, unless you are a member of the Rock n Road Runners run club. If you would like to join the club click here or email rocknroadrunnersclub@gmail.com for more info.

 

THIS WEEKS SESSION

– Warm Up: Easy jogging, mobilisations, drills

– Strides: 4-6 x very short bursts of speed

– Main Set: 800m repeats

6-8 x 800m at 10k-5k effort / 2mins STATIC rest between intervals (roughly 40mins of total work)

If you’re feeling good then aim for closer to 5k race effort otherwise stick in 10k race effort

If your 800m reps take longer then you will end up doing fewer reps and visa-versa

5k effort is shallow, rapid breathing and 10k effort is deeper, laboured breathing and more controlled

– Feel free to carry out your own cooldown. This won’t be included in the 60min session

Details

Date:
February 22
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
£5
Website:
www.rocknroad.je

Organizer

Rock N Road Runners
Email
rocknroadrunnersclub@gmail.com
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