I love #tracktuesdays with the #trackbangwallop crew.
When I started this group I wanted to make it accessible to all abilities and didn’t want there to be any perceived barriers to entry (apart from maybe the 7:30am starts).
Track can be an intimidating place to train and can be seen as only for elite athletes. However, although a good base is preferable, all levels can benefit from interval training on a track. The group we have that now turn up regularly make it an enjoyable session and as coaches we try to make it athlete centric as apposed to trying to bash out the session!
We also use a periodise training process to build to our A races in the season, whether that’s Cross-Country in the autumn/winter or spring marathons.
It’s fun and we hold each other accountable and it’s now a built in habit to make it to track each Tuesday.
Today’s session was
4x200m @3kpace with 60sec recovery x2 and 4 min recovery in between sets
2x1000m @5k pace with 4min recovery