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Session planning is a vital part of any training plan. Every time you go out to train there should be a plan behind that particular session. It could simply be "Recovery Run" but there should be a reason why you're doing that and that is exactly what you should do. Without planning you're just going out and exercising and although this is likely to see an improvement over time, with progressive planning you should be exercising the right muscle groups and get better results.

Here are a few tips about session planning: They should be......

  1. Progressive, slowly getting harder over a period - not quite the same as periodisation.
  2. They should be leading you to achieving a specific goal at a some time in the future.
  3. Every session should exercise all muscle groups if possible.
  4. Most sessions in all sports should include a period of doing drills.
  5. Doing sprints and fast paced intervals are good in all sports.
  6. Never go too far from speed - even in a long slow session it's good to plan some short fast elements.

All of the sessions we list here will be ones we have delivered as coaches to our athletes and will be appropriate for the time of year.
 

 

   
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Sometimes kicking flat with a kick board is a good exercise to increase the muscle power in your legs. However, most kicking is best done either on your side or back to work the muscles and your core, so this session has a mixture of each.

The session will get pretty hard in the pacing set. The one illustrated starts at 1:05 and ends on 45s, which is built for swimmers looking to swim at 1:30 per 100m pace. If you are slower make the final repeat equal to your target swim speed and simply add 5s for the one before etc. If you're faster then adjust accordingly.

It all finish off with a fast set, where you do 1/2 L absolute max and 1/2 L steady.

 
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Once more we use single legged cycling aimed at improving your cycling technique. Try to pedal in circles and with a swift cadence.

The main set is 4 sets of cycling at differing effort levels. 5 mins at just below race paced effort is followed by 2 mins at race paced effort and 1 minute at an effort higher than that. A recovery spin follows because the higher level effort should build lactic acid that spinning at low effort and high cadence should help flush away. The effort will seem greater as you progress through the 4 sets so keep the effort honest throughout.

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Track sessions are probably the most important sessions to hone your speed. Long Slow Runs are the backbone of your overall fitness but track sessions are ultimately controllable, so you can test your speed or make sure you can hold a pace, on a repeatable and measurable course.

Different distance runs make for running at different speeds and have different training effects. We'll take you through all these effects over the weeks so you train throughout the year using all your energy systems.

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Fast running is hugely important and this session is all about fast running. Do the 400m at well above your 5k race pace, so that at the end of each 400 you feel you could go on but are happy to be stopping. Then run the 200m even faster than that, again being happy to stop after the 200m.

Running swiftly has a few benefits, your footfall is often better, the neural pathways learn to run faster, your mind gets used to the effort necessary and your mitocondrea building and aerobic enzyme uptake occurs quicker than at slower speeds.

Warm up well before you start the fast sets and stretch if you need to after the warm up.

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