“Improve your speed” training sessions for summer

Runner setting sports watch

Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm at All Hallows School, Weybourne Road, Farnham during the summer months

Why do it?

Speed training should help develop leg strength, so you can generate more force per stride and don’t tire so easily, it should improve your running technique and help you to develop a quick cadence.

All standards of runner are welcome, though it is recommended that you are currently training at least 3 times per week and have run for at least 3 months in order to benefit from speed training without risking injury.

Don’t worry if you haven’t tried any thing like this before, as we are keen to introduce runners to this type of training.

If you have any queries please email: farnhamrunners@hotmail.com

A typical session

To give an idea of what we do, this is a typical session:

  • We warm up and then do some dynamic stretching drills and give tips on posture and style before the main session.
  • The main session includes different distances and recovery times e.g. 2 sets of 4x 400m followed by a 1200m tempo run (the number of repetitions, sets and recovery times and length of tempo run is varied to suit each individual runner)
  • On other occasions we do pyramid sessions, interval and jog recoveries or pair up for alternate reps to introduce an element of competition
  • We then do a warm down, static stretching and some core strength exercises.

Where to meet

Park in car park at side of All Hallows School and meet on field behind the school buildings. Use the first entrance to the school as you approach from Farnham along Weybourne Road to access the car park (except during school holidays when it will be neccessary to use the second entrance).

Map showing location of All Hallows School »

We will be training on the field. All standards of runner are welcome. This training is almost guaranteed to improve your pace and is suitable for all speeds of runners.

If you think you’d like to have a go then we welcome newcomers at any of our training sessions where you should make yourself known to a committee member.