Consistent pace over a consistent distance

Tuesday 24th November 2020, 7:00:pm

Speedwork
Road
Your Local Park
or a wide stretch of pavement
or another suitable location
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Session aim/goal

This session will work on your overall fitness and running endurance.

Target energy system

You will be training your lactic and aerobic energy systems.

Session warm up

Complete your own warm up to get ready for the session. Include some exercises to slowly raise your heart rate appropriate for your level of fitness and the session you're about to follow. Include some dynamic movement to gently increase the range of body movement. Use this time to think about the session, to prepare your mind for exercise and set your intention.

Main session

Mark yourself a distance which takes around 3 minutes to easy run.

Running at around your 5K pace, complete one rep from your start marker to your end marker.

Walk back to the start to give yourself a really good rest; and then complete another rep.

Continue to follow this pattern and aim to keep going for around 30-40 minutes.

Session cool down

Gently bring your heart rate back down. If you wish, include some gentle stretching.

Reflection

During the cool down take a few moments to think about how the session went.

  • Did you enjoy it?
  • Did you learn anything interesting about your running?
  • Do you enjoy running repeats in a different location to track?
  • What other factors do you need to think about?

Track sessions are organised by Phil and Katie at the Manchester Regional Arena. We will start with a few warm up laps and dynamic stretches at 6:45pm, before going in to the main session.

Entry is discounted to £2.70 for running club members, and there is a further discount to £2.50 for those who live in the Manchester City Council area.

Better UK app

You can download the Better UK app to book and pay for track sessions in advance.

Set up the Better UK app

  • Select National Squash Centre & Regional Arena as your home venue.

If you are using the app for the first time you will need to create an account with Better UK to make a booking.

Set up Manchester Resident pricing

  • From the app home page, scroll down and select Buy membership in the bottom right.
  • On Choose Your Membership select Pay & Play from the drop down list.
  • Select payment type of Single Payment.
  • Scroll down the list and select Better Adult Resident (cost £0.00).
  • Enter all the details and checkout at zero cost.

The account created can now be used to book track at £2.50 instead of £4!

Booking a track session

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