Category Archives: Sprint Training 2015/16

The hills are alive…

The hills are alive with the sound of music. The grunting and groaning of a group of sprinters digging deep and working hard is music to my ears anyway.

For those who missed it, and would like to do it this weekend, here’s what we did.

The Hills of Hudson Field.

5 reps of the long hill in the corner

50/60/70/80/100 % with a jog back down the side for recovery.

2 minutes.

5/4/3/2/1 reps up the short sharp hill with 2 minutes recovery.

2 minutes

backward up the short hill x 2 with 2 minutes recovery.

2 minutes

Backwards up the hill in the prone press up position (for a rest)

2 minutes.

3 x long hill in the corner at 100%

Oh, we ran there and back as well from the track as a warm up.

Trey Hardee Abs

Opportunity

 

Yes. This is it, the 2 minute core workout that will take about 10 minutes to start with. By Xmas you’ll be banging through this in 2 minutes and have abs of steel.

3 Times a week as a minimum please, but feel free to do these every day!

Trey Hardee 2 minute Abs

Michael McIntyre – Skip, Skip….Hooray!

 

Thursday was our lovely Michael McIntyre session. Details are as follows:

The Michael McIntyre session

This session is named after the comedian because of his skipping. There is a decent amount of skipping in this session.

It is a special endurance session. Part plyometric, part lactic tolerance, part endurance.

Each set is a combination of 75% build-ups, and skips. The length of the build ups vary. Skips are always 50m.

The sequence is as follows:

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The session

Set 1

100m Build up

50m Skip

100m build up

50m skip

100m build up

50m very slow jog (not walk)

Set 2

100m Build up

50m Skip

100m build up

50m skip

200m build up

50m very slow jog (not walk)

Set 3

100m Build up

50m Skip

200m build up

50m skip

100m build up

50m very slow jog (not walk)

Set 4

200m Build up

50m Skip

100m build up

50m skip

100m build up

50m very slow jog (not walk)

Set 5

100m Build up

50m Skip

200m build up

50m skip

100m build up

50m very slow jog (not walk)

Set 6

100m Build up

50m Skip

100m build up

50m skip

200m build up

50m very slow jog (not walk)

Set 7

100m Build up

50m Skip

100m build up

50m skip

100m build up

50m very slow jog (not walk)

 

Great session, very tough. Lots of skipping and running. Early season magic!

Your training session is my warm up

So, off we go. “Your training session is my warm up” is a great way to kick off the non-beast-camp beast camp.

While the joggers go out for a jog for their training, we go out for a long run for a warm-up.

Training Session

The session tonight was a 4k (approx) run up to the top of Old Sarum castle and back down again for the warm up.

We then did technical drills, which consisted of ankling. We’ll get this perfect if it kills you.

Remember, your ankles are locked in doors-flexion (toes pointed upward), your knees are flexed. You are landing flat footed.

 

 

If you missed the session, you can go for a nice long cross country run. This is our preparing to train phase.

Beast Camp, what beast camp?

Beast Camp

There will be no beast camp this year. I know, I know. You’re all gutted.

Because of the make up of the group this year I’m going to do something slightly different. We’re going to do some conditioning work, but only in terms of instruction. You’ll be given a schedule to complete in your own time.

The first four weeks are going to be very technical. We’re going to do all the drills, but to perfection. We’re also going to do some stability and preparation work.

But don’t despair, it’ll still be hard work. I don’t want you to worry!

Details will be posted on this site, including the conditioning work, flexibility work etc.