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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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After a warm up today we continue with 100m mixed swims, 1L Scull + 1L Fists + 2L Swim. Try to do the scull in the catch position, with your arms on the surface in front of you, elbows on the surface with your forearms and hands lower and moving side to side. Then clench your fists for 1 length and swim for 2 lengths. the aim is to help you feel the water better.

If you swim with a partner then the drafting set should alternate with you leading, just in front of the next swimmer, and the other swimmer leading. If there's 3 or more of you then take it in turns to lead, perhaps by round. Swim all of these slightly above your natural race pace, which as it says will be easy on the 25's but will get harder as the distance increases.

Finish it all with 10 lots of sprints where the second length is a recovery swim.

 
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This session mixes running with the Turbo trainer and is split into 2 segments. During the first you should be making a big effort, slightly faster than your race pace. to set up tired legs for the run. Then run 400m with fast feet and a short contact time with the ground.

The next segment is longer so reduce the pace to your normal race pace for 15 mins (you can extend this if you have more time or do the whole main set twice)

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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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We are welll into race season and your ability to run faster is becoming important. In this session you do 2 x 800m followed by a 1600m run at a steady pace. This should test your ability to maintain an even pace so each 400m split on all of these runs should be the same. If you can do all of the 8 x 400m laps at the same pace then you know you can control your pace successfully.

After that run there are 2 x 800m done at a faster pace. Take the first lap of each 800m just above your previous runs and then try to pick up the pace for the second 400m. This should improve your physical and mental ability to negative split any run.

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