The autumn racing season is winding down, and whereas many runners throughout the nation are placing their ft up for some well-deserved down time, there are nonetheless a number of left with end-of-the-year 5Ks and 10Ks on the calendar. When you belong to this group, this speedy exercise is simply what it is advisable prime your self for a brand new private greatest.
This exercise might be finished on the observe or the highway, and is an effective way to practise hitting, and holding, your aim race tempo on legs which may be drained from a season of racing. The session begins at your aim pace, then cranks issues up a notch, to tire out your legs. Cap off this energy hour with yet one more interval at race tempo, to power your self to hit your goal, even when your legs are toast.
Warmup: 10-Quarter-hour’ straightforward jog, adopted by drills and strides
1K at aim race tempo; 1:30 relaxation
5 x 400m at barely sooner than race tempo, with 1 minute relaxation between intervals
1K at aim race tempo
8 post-race reflection questions for each runner
Cooldown: 10-Quarter-hour’ straightforward jog
When you don’t have a observe, do this timed model as a substitute:
5 minutes at aim tempo; 1:30 relaxation
5 x 1:30 at barely sooner than race tempo, with one minute’s relaxation between intervals
5 minutes at aim tempo