For those running more than 25 miles a week, and or are experienced competitive runners. Target 10% of your weekly mileage for the interval portion so 3 for people doing 30 miles a week, 5 for people doing 45-50 miles a week.
15-20 minute warm up
4-5 x 1200 @ LT (60 second rest)
2-3 min rest then
1×800 (first 400 @10k pace, second 400 @ 5k pace)
15-20 minute warmdown
For those that run less than 30 miles a week or are brand new to doing track workouts.
This Thursday will be our first official track workout of the year, at 6:30 pm at Pine Banks park.
For those of you who are new to track workouts, the principal is simple, if you want to run faster you have to train faster.
Please don’t be intimidated, ideally you should be running at least 20 miles a week, but even this is not essential. The only firm requirement is you want to get faster, and are coming with the intention of racing faster times.
Over the weeks you’ll hear me use terms like V02Max, Tempo, Repetition, Running Economy, but for now don’t worry about that, just show up. The workouts are tailored to your speed and fitness level. I promise I won’t ask you to do more than you’re ready for.
You should have a recent 5k or similar race distance time and know what your weekly mileage is.
If you’ve never come to a workout before please read my post from last year about track etiquette and terminology.