Week Commencing 30 November

QuickTechniqueCheck

Training this week : on the track, so there will be the normal track charge. Monday : warmups, drills, short racewalking sprints, warmdown. Wednesday : Agility, Balance and Co-Ordination, based on section 9 of Athletics-365 (Please click the number to check out the videos beforehand). This will include a lot of lateral work, so please have appropriate footwear, e.g. trail shoes – most shoes used for racewalking are not designed to cope well with lateral forces. Kit required : large ball, tennis balls.

Racing at the weekend : at 12 on Saturday, the Surrey Walking Club Christmas Cup 5000m race at Tonbridge. At 10:30 on Sunday, Leicester Walking Club’s 10k championship event, where guests will probably be welcome. Also Chiltern League and Oxfordshire League cross-country of course !

Training at the weekend : if not racing, we should do a 10k-ish fartlek. Any suggestions ?

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Week Commencing 23 November

QuickTechniqueCheck

Training this week : on the track, so there will be the normal track charge. Monday : warmups, drills, short racewalking sprints, warmdown. Wednesday : Agility, Balance and Co-Ordination, based on section 1 or section 8 of Athletics-365 (depending on who comes. Please click the number to check out the videos beforehand). The Section 8 ones will include a lot of lateral work, so please have appropriate footwear, e.g. trail shoes – most shoes used for racewalking are not designed to cope well with lateral forces. Possible kit required : exercise mat, cones, tennis balls, drill ladder (has anyone got one of these?)

Racing at the weekend : the Hillingdon 10k, last race in this year’s Enfield League, is at 1pm on Saturday. Look out for an ‘Enfield Walker’ coming out with more details.

Training at the weekend : if not racing, we should do a 10k-ish fartlek. Any suggestions ?

Week Commencing 16 November

QuickTechniqueCheck

Training this week : on the track, so there will be the normal track charge. Monday : warmups, drills, short racewalking sprints, warmdown. Wednesday : Agility, Balance and Co-Ordination, based on section 7 of Athletics-365 (please click the number to check out the videos beforehand. One of them doesn’t work for me.) This will include a lot of lateral work, so please have appropriate footwear, e.g. trail shoes – most shoes used for racewalking are not designed to cope well with lateral forces. No other kit required.

Racing at the weekend : starting at 12:30 on Sunday, the final round of the Midland Winter League, at Coventry – a 5k and a 10k race.

Training at the weekend : if not racing, we should do a 10k-ish fartlek. Any suggestions ?

Week Commencing 9 November

Training this week is again based on Agility, Balance and Co-Ordination. Depending on who’s here we will work from sections 1, 5 and 6 (please click the numbers to check out the videos beforehand.) This will be on the track, so there will be the normal track charge. Warmups will be jogging, not walking, so please have appropriate footwear, and a lot of the session will not be particularly active so have an extra layer available for warmth. Kit : exercise mat, plastic cone, tennis ball.