Seniors’ Endurance Training w/c 4th Jan

Note: There are no seniors’ endurance training sessions due to current Covid rules.

We’re on week four of the Aerobic training phase of our training plan:

  • Long Run (1-2 hours, steady, relaxed “slow”)
  • 7th  – 30 mins “Out and Back”
  • 9th  – Steady 45 minute run, just below Anaerobic with jog w/u and w/d
  • Jog run (as long as possible)

“Out and back” is:

  1. Warm-up for a mile or so.
  2. Run “out” for 15 mins at a comfortably fast pace – you should still be able to talk for 30s
  3. Run “back” at a slightly faster pace. You should get back to the start in about 14min 30s
  4. Warm down for a mile or so

Choose a relatively flat route – running “back” downhill is missing the point!

Recap

Winter training guidelines are here.

  • 4 days a week
  • 5 phases
  • Each phase focusses on a key strength: Aerobic, Strength, Anaerobic, Integration of phases and Preparation for races.
  • Builds in a base for races in the Spring and Summer.

Phase 1 – Aerobic

  • 10-12 weeks
  • Objective: Develop the Aerobic capacity of the athlete as a foundation to later apply Anaerobic stimuli.
  • In this phase you CANNOT run to slowly, but it is possible to run to fast.
  • Recovery is as important as running.

You should be able to talk for 30s whilst running- slow down or take recovery if you can’t.

Seniors’ Endurance Training w/c 21st Dec

Tue 22nd is the last session at Wythenshawe of 2020. Back on Jan 5th. See here for various runs planed over the break.

Our new Winter training guidelines are here. It’ll be a little different.

  • 4 days a week
  • 5 phases
  • Each phase focusses on a key strength: Aerobic, Strength, Anaerobic, Integration of phases and Preparation for races
  • Builds in a base for races in the Spring and Summer.

Phase 1 – Aerobic

  • 10-12 weeks
  • Objective: Develop the Aerobic capacity of the athlete as a foundation to later apply Anaerobic stimuli.
  • In this phase you CANNOT run to slowly, but it is possible to run to fast.

You should be able to talk for 30s whilst running- slow down or take recovery if you can’t.

Week 2

  1. Long Run (1-2 hours, depending on wax possible, steady, relaxed “slow”)
  2. Tue 22nd   30 mins “Out and Back”
  3. Steady 45 minute run, just below Anaerobic with jog w/u and w/d
  4. Jog run (as long as possible)

The “out and back” is a high-end aerobic run:

  1. Warm-up briefly.
  2. Run at a comfortably fast pace.
  3. Take your split at half way and the final time at the finish.
  4. Compare the times for each half.

The out and back times should be the same.

Seniors’ Endurance Training w/c 23rd Nov

Training sessions at Wythenshawe are cancelled until lockdown rules change to allow them again.

We can still train though. You can meet up with one other person for exercise outdoors, so it might be more motivating to meet up with someone for these sessions.

Tuesday 24th 4mile Tempo (85% effort) half mile warm up half mile warm down

Thursday 26th 1600m, 1200m, 800m, 400m (x2) 200 jog recovery, 400m jog between sets OR 6min, 4min, 3min, 2min (x2) 2min jog recovery, 5 min jog between sets

Long run    10 -12 mile

Nominal mileage    23

Seniors’ Endurance Training w/c 16th Nov

Training sessions at Wythenshawe are cancelled until lockdown rules change to allow them again.

We can still train though. You can meet up with one other person for exercise outdoors, so it might be more motivating to meet up with someone for these sessions.

Tuesday 17th 40 minute Fartlek (variable efforts)

Thursday 19th 6 x 800m, 2 min jog recovery OR 6 x 3min, 2 min jog recovery, then 2 x 150m fast strides

Sunday was supposed to be hill training, so no long run and suggested weekly mileage of 16.

Seniors’ Endurance Training w/c 9th Nov

Training sessions at Wythenshawe are cancelled until lockdown rules change to allow them again.

Training doesn’t stop though. This week’s plan below.

Under current rules, it seems you’re allowed to meet up with one other person for exercise outdoors. You might want to try ‘buddying up’ with someone for these sessions.

Tuesday 10th – 6 mile Fartlek with variable length efforts

Thursday 12th – 2 x 6 x 400m (1 min rolling jog recovery i.e. 100m jog) 400m jog between sets

OR 2 x 6 x 2 min effort (1 min recovery, 5 min between sets)

Long run    10-12 mile

Nominal mileage    21

Seniors’ Endurance Training w/c 26th Oct

We thought about a Halloween special training plan, but 20×200 looks scary enough as it is. Background and principles behind our current training plan here.

Please sign in to each session you attend: Tuesday here Thursday here, bring your £1 for each session or get an annual pass.

Tuesday 27th 1 mile warm up, 4 mile Fartlek (variable efforts 100m – 600m), 1 mile warm down.

Thursday 29th 2 mile warm up, 20 x 200m (100m rolling jog recovery), 2 mile warm down

Long Run: 10-12 miles

Nominal mileage 25

Seniors’ Endurance Training w/c 19th Oct

This week looks simple, which probably means it’ll be really hard. Background and principles behind our current training plan here.

Please sign in to each session you attend: Tuesday here Thursday here, bring your £1 for each session or get an annual pass.

Tuesday 20th 6 mile Tempo acceleration over miles 3 – 5 (3 miles)

Thursday 22nd 4 x 1200m (2 min recovery)

Long Run: 10-12 miles

Nominal mileage 23

Seniors’ Endurance Training w/c 12th Oct

Week two of month two of our four month 2021 competition plan. Eh? Anyway, this week includes hills and 1600m reps. We’ll be inspecting your doctor’s notes saying you can’t train very carefully.

Please sign in to each session you attend: Tuesday here Thursday here, bring your £1 for each session or get an annual pass.

Tuesday 13th 6 mile Fartlek with variable length efforts

Thursday 15th (1600, 1200, 800, 400) x 2. 2 min recovery, 5 min between sets

Sunday 18th Hills (Group) Woodbank/Vernon Park (no long run)

Nominal mileage 19

Seniors’ Endurance Training w/c 5th Oct

Month two of our four month plan aimed at competition in 2021 starts this week.

Please sign in to each session you attend: Tuesday here Thursday here, bring your £1 for each session or get an annual pass.

Tuesday 6th  6 mile steady run with gradual acceleration over the final 2 mile to 90% 5K race pace

Thursday 8th  2 x 6 x 400m (1 min recovery) 5 min between sets

Long run YES (10-12 mile)

Nominal mileage 23