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Tuesday Track

Start Time - 19:15 (some will be warming up from 19:00)

Meeting point - 200m line, just inside the track 

Tuesday Track sessions take place at Battersea Park Millennium Arena. The track charges £4.50 which includes use of the showers and changing rooms (lockers £1 coin refunded).

  • Please be warmed up for the session
  • When running on the track please keep single file in lane 1 unless overtaking
  • When you are finishing a rep please clear the track immediately 

The session:

Tuesday sessions are slightly shorter rep sessions and we generally keep most reps less than 1 mile. 

We also cover slightly more distance on the Tuesday session so it really is a good tough session for those really looking at improving and building on their speed.

Most sessions are loosely based on V02max speed. I.e. your 3km pace. This session will improve you bodies ability to transport oxygen which is then used to break down fuels which ultimately control your energy and pace.

Training Phases:

Clapham Chasers aim to provide not just varied training sessions but also training progression based on typical competition seasons. To support this we have broken the track training calendar down into phases, with each phase developing towards the peak of that season. If you don't happen to be training for a race that phase was designed for don't worry, just adapt the speed and repetitions to suit your focus. You can always ask our advise on our Facebook page. The phases are:

- August to November: Shorter distance, 10K & Half Marathon

- November to January: Cross Country

- January to end March: Half Marathon & Marathon

- April to end July: Road & Track Running



Session Pacing
30/04/2019 5 x 1000m of 70s BENCHMARK 1: Start using this session to get close to your target 5K Race pace
07/05/2019 3 sets of (1200, 800, 400m) off 60s Reverse Ladders session. Starting at 5k pace and getting faster
14/05/2019 14 x 400m off 75 secs Speed session. Hard efforts while pacing for the number of repetitions
21/05/2019 8 x 800m off 90s VO2 max session to be done at current 5k to 10k pace
28/05/2019 5 x 1000m of 70s BENCHMARK 2: Refine your timings and targets from benchmark 1 and try to hit target 5K race pace
04/06/2019 4 sets of (800, 400, 200m) off 60s Reverse Ladders session. Starting at mile pace and getting faster
11/06/2019  14 x 300m with 100m walk recovery Speed session. Hard efforts while pacing for the number of repetitions
18/06/2019 10 x 800m off 90s VO2 max session to be done at current 5k to 10k pace
25/06/2019 5 x 1000m of 70s BENCHMARK 3: Given the recovery, try to be a few seconds quicker per 1km than your target 5K race pace
02/07/2019 10 x 400m off 80s Speed / sharpening sessions ahead of 5K race. Only 4K total and nothing too hard after this session
TARGET 6th July  Clapham Chasers Summer 5000m races


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