Training Schedule

Training Sessions

Please remember that the sessions below are weather dependent and that they may change on the night to accommodate for poor running conditions, tentative club sessions for the next couple of months are below (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

We need volunteers to help leading the sessions on tuesday and thursday evenings. If you are willing to help please get in touch.

Training sessions are done in training groups, an explanation about the groups can be found hereĀ http://www.heatonharriers.org.uk/training/training-groups/
 
 
At the foot of this page is further info around training for events, please do not be put off by this information, training sessions are designed to cover a wide range of abilities. If you are looking to attend just one Heaton Harriers session a week you are more than welecome.
 
 

Please note there will be a beginners / introduction sessions running in parrellel with the normal sessions on the following dates 3rd March, 10th March and 17th March
 
 

Tuesday 24th Feburary
1km efforts with 60% recovery for 26 minutes @Balliol. If going straight to session meet at Balliol at 7:20
Distance is club to session 1.6 miles, 3-4 miles session, session to club 1.6 miles, total distance is 6-7 miles
Thursday 26th Feburary
2 mile time trail on club handicap course @Coast Road between Coach Lane and Station Road, if meeting there please be there by 7:25.
Distance: Club to session 2 miles, session 2 miles, session to club 2 miles, total 6 miles
Saturday 28th Feburary
NEHL XC Alnwick
 
 

Tuesday 3rd March
6-8x 800m with 2mins recovery @Coast Road between Coach Lane and Station Road, if meeting there please be there by 7:25.
Distance is club to session 2 miles, 3-4 miles session, session to club 2 miles, total distance is 7-8 miles.
Thursday 5th March
Fast running / speed endurance with Trevor @Armstrong Bridge
Distance is club to session 2.2 miles, ? mile session, 2.2 mile session to Club, total distance is minimum 4.4 miles. If going straight to session meet at Armstrong Bridge 7:20.
 
 

Tuesday 10th March
Killingworth Pursuit in training groups, seesion starts at Blueflames
Distance is 0.5 mile Warmup, 5 mile of Pursuit 0.5 mile cool down.
Thursday 12th March
5km run with partners, @Coast Road between Coach Lane and Station Road, if meeting there please be there by 7:25.
Distance is club to session 2.0 miles, 2-3 mile session, 2 mile session to Club, total distance is 6-7 miles. If going straight to session meet at Armstrong Bridge 7:20.
Saturday 14th March
NEHL Wrekenton
 
 

Tuesday 17th March
3 miles with long recoveries @TBC
Distance is 1.6 mile to session, 3 miles of session, 1.6 to club, total distance 6.2 miles.
Thursday 19th March
Fast running / Plyometric / hurdles with Trevor @Armstrong Bridge
Distance is club to session 2.2 miles, ? mile session, 2.2 mile session to Club, total distance is minimum 4.4 miles. If going straight to session meet at Armstrong Bridge 7:20.
 
 

Thursday TBC
Tests: Speed, Power, ABC’s & Flexibility @Heaton Manor School using enterance off Jesmond Park West. If meeting at club we will be leaving at 7:00pm prompt.
Distance is club to session 2.0 miles, 0 mile session, 2.0 mile session to Club, total distance is 4 miles. If going straight to session meet there at 7:15

 
 
The training plan from now until March is based on a 4 week cycle of hard, medium hard, very hard and then an easy week. Each week is then broken down as follows:

  • Mondays are rest / recovery days (sauna/swim/massage etc)
  • Tuesdays are very hard club session
  • Wednesdays are easy run
  • Thursdays are medium hard club session
  • Fridays are medium longer relaxed run
  • Weekends are as follows, if competing on Saturday make Sunday’s long run easy/medium paced. If not competing on Saturday do a shorter fast run on Saturday and make Sunday’s long run medium/fast paced. If competing on Sunday have a rest/recovery (sauna/swim/massage etc) on Saturday, compete on Sunday and have a relaxed shorter recovery run on Monday. DO NOT COMPETE ON BOTH DAYS.

Competitive Running

Try to grade your competitive runs in the following three categories:

A – important race or pb attempt
B – possible time trial or faster run(e.g. Parkrun, NEHL)
C – particpation/social run, for club points or fun

In any one four week period try to limit competitions to one A, one B, one C and one no-race week.