Event Groups: 800m and longer
The Track & Field Competition Training Phase for Distance Runners is the approximately 8 weeks during which the Track & Field season is in full swing. For most high school teams, this period runs during April and May. Sometimes competition starts in March. Or your team may participate during the indoor season. For customized training plans specific to your schedule, you can always Contact Us for special consultation and pricing. Typically, a customized training plan costs about twice as much as the templated version.
During the Competition Training Phase, we focus on Speed Endurance and Speed. We also will focus on Recovery and Flexibility. While it is the main goal to get faster, it is also very important to try to avoid injury during this time. For distance runners, so much work has been done leading up to this phase; it is better to under-train during this time than to have the athlete get injured and not be able to reap the benefits of the year-round work he or she has put in. While there is a training plan to follow, it will be important to encourage the athletes to speak up if their legs don’t feel recovered in time for the next workout or race. Often, athletes compete in 2-3 meets per week, sometimes doubling up on events at every meet. It’s important to pay attention to the wear and tear building up in the athletes’ bodies.
– Basic philosophy of the training “phases” contained in a year of high school middle distance and distance training and competition
– How to determine tempo run pace, mile pace, 5k pace, which inform workout paces
– Modifications for each week’s workouts to accommodate newer runners
– Detailed workouts and mileage for each day throughout the 8 weeks
– Chart to arrange weekly workouts based on when your team will be competing in meets
– An appendix of core and drill references
– PDF format, one week per page. Printer-friendly.
Total Cost: $50
To receive a full 8-week Track & Field Competition Training Plan for high school athletes, please click “Pay with Card” below. Once payment is received, we will email you with a few questions about your track season schedule. Then the plan will be emailed to you in PDF format.