Latest Junior News – Training ideas and support Week 2

As we all know club training is suspended due to the current lockdown.
We will hopefully be returning to Ivybridge Community College at some point in the future but we do not when.
Unfortunately we cannot offer any direct coaching at the moment but we are posting an online weekly programme here.
There is also useful information on our online training page here >>>

The England Athletics and Running at home page here >>> has access to a host of useful tips and videos including the Athletics 365 curriculum which is an excellent resource for all young athletes.

Training ideas for week beginning 18th Jan

Session 1.
Warm Up and drills

Find a suitable hill like the Ivybridge viaduct. It should be around 300m long with a reasonable incline and quiet.
Start from the bottom and run to the top trying to maintain pace and finish strongly.
Run on the balls of your feet with good knee lift and use the arms to drive up the hill.
Maintain a good body position with a slight incline towards the hill. Aim at 6 – 8 reps

Jog recovery either back down the same hill or on a loop if possible no more that 3 mins recovery.

Session 2 (on grass)

Warm up and drills
Run steady for 3 – mins as warm up. Have sustained efforts for 1 min then 2 min then 3 min with the same recovery time.
That is 1 min fast followed by a 1 min recovery etc.
You can repeat 3 times.
This should give you a total effort time of 18 minutes with 18 mins of recovery.
With a jog warm down the totat session time should be 45 mins – 1 hour

Session 3 (indoor)

this is a repeat of last week.

Aerobic warm up here >>>

Strength and Conditioning
Follow the principles of this video here >>>

Use whatever equipment you may have and utilize stairs.
Maximum session 45 minutes

Stretching as cool down.

These are ideas only the key thing is to keep doing activity. Waling and cycling are also good.
Keep motivated and don’t be afraid to ask for advice.
I can be contacted on reedy41c@googlemail.com or on 07934 373943

Keith