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We do a variety of different sessions that will cater for everyone within the club.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor every Tuesday session, and most Thursday sessions, we meet at 6:45pm at the Feather sculpture in the Millenium Garden, Woolston.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOn the first Thursday of each month, we have an \"away day\", starting at 6:45pm - 7:00pm at various other locations in the Southampton area - See the club calendar for details.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eTime trial\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis will form your base time so we can see if you are improving over a six week period, usually a 3k or 5k timed run in the same place each time\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eSpeed session\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThese sessions are superb for novice runners as well as seasoned vets, they push your body harder than what its used to, Speedwork doesn\u0027t just make you run faster. It makes you fitter, increases the range of movement in your joints, makes you more comfortable at all speeds, and it will ultimately help you to run harder for longer.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHill repeats\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHill work results in the calf muscles learning to contract more quickly and thereby generating work at a higher rate, they become more powerful. The calf muscle achieves this by recruiting more muscle fibres, around two or three times as many when compared to running on the flat. The \"bouncy\" action also improves the power of the quads in the front of the thigh as they provide the high knee lift that is required. For the athlete, when competing in their sport or event, it can mean higher running speeds and shorter foot strike times, these are excellent strength sessions.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eTempo runs\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTempo runs are an excellent way for runners to build speed and strength. They\u0027re runs that are done at a steady effort level, usually just a little slower than your 10K race pace. Tempo runs help you develop your anaerobic or lactate threshold, which is critical for running faster.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eFartleks\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFartlek literally means \"speed play\" in Swedish (the ideas was invented by Swedish coach Gosta Holmer). It means the introduction of faster bursts into a slower run. The purpose of fartlek is to increase your fitness. Fartlek recruits your fast twitch muscle fibres during a longer run, so ensuring that the whole muscle is getting a good workout. Fartlek also helps to build speed and strength. Fartlek runs can be done as an unstructured session (ie running faster as you feel inclined); or in a more structured way (for example, 10 surges of 400m). The best place to do fartlek is generally on a trail run or in a park.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eLong run\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe long run is a staple in almost every runner\u0027s weekly training schedule. It doesn\u0027t matter if you\u0027re training for the 5K or the marathon, more than likely, you have at least one day designated as your long run day each week. However, despite the near universal application of the long run, many runners don\u0027t know how fast they should be running for optimal benefit. If you run too slow, you won\u0027t produce significant stimulus and adaptation. Run too fast and you run the risk of not being recovered for your next run. We usually advise that you can comfortably hold a conversation on a long run.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eTrack sessions\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOn Mondays we frequently have track training sessions at the Southampton Athletics Track.\u0026nbsp; Check the club calendar for dates.\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;No\nneed to book, just turn up ready to go at the sports centre track.\u0026nbsp; All ability levels welcome.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eView our club calendar\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.itchenspitfiresrc.co.uk/Events/Calendar\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https://www.myclubhouse.co.uk/ItchenSpitfires/Client/Images/Cms/tear-of-calendar-xxl.png\" data-image=\"1\" alt=\"Club Calendar\"\u003e\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","ContentConfig":{"Caption":null,"Icon":null,"IconColour":null,"CaptionColour":null,"UnderlineColour":null,"TextColour":null,"PaddingLeft":null,"PaddingTop":null,"PaddingRight":null,"PaddingBottom":null,"FontSize":null,"LineHeight":null,"BottomMargin":0,"PhoneVisible":true,"TabletVisible":true,"DesktopVisible":true},"ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"BottomMargin":0,"ResponsiveClasses":"","Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"Filter":null,"IsParallax":false,"Image":""},"ImageConfig":{"ImageURL":null,"ObjectFit":"contain","ImageHeight":null,"FrameStyle":null,"BorderRadius":null,"AltText":null,"LinkURL":null,"PaddingLeft":null,"PaddingTop":null,"PaddingRight":null,"PaddingBottom":null,"BottomMargin":0,"PhoneVisible":true,"TabletVisible":true,"DesktopVisible":true}}]}],"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"TopPadding":0,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"Filter":null,"IsParallax":false,"Image":""}}],"PageURL":"https://www.itchenspitfiresrc.co.uk/Cms/Spaces/PUBLIC/Training+Sessions?version=5","AllVersions":[{"ID":32,"Name":"v1 - Training Sessions - Timothy Coles - 08/12/2021 17:40"},{"ID":33,"Name":"v2 - Training Sessions - Timothy Coles - 08/12/2021 17:46"},{"ID":37,"Name":"v3 - Training Sessions - Timothy Coles - 08/12/2021 17:50"},{"ID":52,"Name":"v4 - Training Sessions - Timothy Coles - 01/01/2022 14:10"},{"ID":53,"Name":"v5 - Training Sessions - Timothy Coles - 01/01/2022 14:11"}],"Comments":[],"UpdatedComments":[],"Spaces":[],"IsWatching":false,"LastViewTime":null,"CanEdit":false,"CanPublish":false,"CanCopy":false,"CanComment":false,"CanReadComments":false,"CanModerateComments":false,"CanLike":false,"CanWatch":false}