Our Cross Country athletes can complete their training sessions either at school during one of the three weekly Cross Country training sessions, or from home using their GPS watches or other fitness trackers like Strava to track their training.
A typical week of training for our Cross Country athletes will involve around 18-25km of total running, broken up into various types of workouts:
Easy Running: Key to building aerobic endurance, slow, easy runs with a focus on distance.
Progression: Runs that start off slow and gradually get faster, this helps runners develop strong finishing speed (also known as a kick) for races.
Intervals/Speedwork: These workouts involve doing repeats of short distances with a quick rest break in between, focussing on running at faster speeds.