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Middle Distance Plan (800m focus for an 800/1500m specialist)

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Middle Distance Plan (800m focus for an 800/1500m specialist)


Clive Boulton

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24 Weeks

Plan Description

This is a periodised middle-distance plan for the 800-1500m specialist, it is 24 weeks in duration, starting out of race season progressing into the race season through three eight week phases - 1. Endurance Phase 2. Speed Endurance Phase 3. Race Phase. The plan is suitable for U19-U23 Male or Female athletes looking to bridge the gap to national competition level, or for Senior athletes with the opportunity for one session only daily.
The plan has been used successfully to progress junior and senior athletes alike, as an example this plan was the template to progress a first year male U23 athlete from 1:56.7 to 1:52.6.

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x6
04:14:00 01:00:00
Strength x1
00:29:00 00:40:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
04:14:00 01:00:00
00:29:00 00:40:00

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Clive Boulton

Rosedene Multi-Sport

Rosedene Multi-Sport is a triathlon and running focused 1:1 coaching practice, with 20 years of experience in coaching runners and 10 years of experience in coaching triathletes.

We successfully coach athletes and triathletes from beginners to advanced, 800m to the marathon in running and from sprint to iron distance racing in triathlon. We work with age-group Ironman podium athletes and national level triathletes of all ages. We offer an individual service, no two athletes are the same.

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