Overview:This Training Plan runs for a total of 4 weeks (5 days/week) development plan that targets the following key components of the athlete’s physiology: Aerobic Efficiency, Skill Development, Muscular Strength.
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10 minute solid warmup - allow HR to completely settle 20 minutes at MAF HR - (MAF test: Maximum pace in minutes per mile for a 20 minute test at a HR equal to 180 minus the athlete’s age. ) Cooldown as needed Select flat and repeatable course We will do follow up sessions with this
15 mins Z1 15 mins drill work 10 mins Z1
5 minutes easy Z2
5 minute dynamic warmup
Dynamic Warm up: Butt Kickers, A skips, Paw Drill, lateral shuffle www.youtube.com/irepathletics
3 step progression:
30 second Hard / 1m30 easy walking recovery
30 second Harder / 1m30 easy walking recovery
30 Second Hardest (1 mile pace max) / 1m30 easy walking recovery
2 x 15 threshold Z4 with 5 minutes easy Z1 after each
* The Lactic Threshold is the effort level where you body is still able utilize and deal with the lactate being produced. Think of this as pouring fluid through a funnel, we want to be pouring fluid at the fastest rate possible so we want to be pouring so it is right at the top of the rim of the funnel but not spilling over. If done right this should bring your right to the edge of not being able to sustain it. Fight through it.
5 minute cooldown easy Z1
55 minutes middle of Z2
This is a non-structured run. The goal is to get into the middle of your aerobic zone and hold it. When you encounter hills on your route maintain effort and not pace.
Cadence goal of 90 steps per minute for this workout. Concentrate on good form throughout. It is good practice to rotate and shuffle through focus areas. While it is a non-structured run it does not mean there is nothing to worry about. Stay focused and have a purpose!
- Forward lean produced from ankles
- Shoulders down and relaxed
- Arm Carriage elbow less than 90 degrees
- elbows in
- cadence 30+ foot strikes per leg in 20 seconds
- elbows tucked in
- eyes down 30 ft in front of you
- stride length no more than 6 inches in front of your center of mass
10 minutes easy warm up with Dynamic Mobility
- Wooden Soldiers (Straight Leg march)
- Walking Lunge
- Side Shuffle
3 x 15 minutes Mid-upper Z2 with 2 minutes Bottom of Z2 easy
5 minute cooldown very easy Z1
50 mins very easy cap top of Z1 would like half of this as a walking effort and preferably on a soft surface to mitigate ground reaction force and impact stress. This is a great workout to do on a hiking or nature trail. Don't get sluggish in cadence because of the easy nature of this workout. Goal Cadence should still be around 90 steps per minute.
Think of this as sharpening the saw. It should make you feel better not trying to get anything accomplished here but just facilitating recovery
1 mile (1600M) warm up on the track
6 x 1/4 mile (400m) Hard approx 1 mile pace with 400 meters easy jog between each
1 mile (1600M) warm up on the track
We will stimulate some of our type II fibers in this workout. It is important that we don't create a horseshoe or "U" type effort curve during this workout. (You do this by starting out fast slowing to recover and speeding up at the end of the interval). Alternatively what I want you to do is gradually build into the effort for the interval and finish strong. I should see either a very steady effort across the interval or a slight increase in effort as the interval progresses.