Check out this conditioning exam ahead of your following 5K

During your coaching cycle, it’s a superior strategy to examination your conditioning the moment or two times to get an notion of wherever you’re at, irrespective of whether you’re responding to the instruction and how nicely you are recovering. Whilst a lot of runners like to use a time trial to carry out this, you can also get a great indication of your health and fitness by an interval work out. Ross Ristuccia, the previous varsity cross nation and observe coach at the University of Toronto and present mentor of Tokyo 2020 Olympian Andrea Seccafien, gave us a single of the workout routines he gives his athletes forward of a 5K race. If you’ve obtained a 5K on the calendar, you’re heading to want to give this a try out.

Photo by Mathew McCarthy, courtesy of Andrea Seccafien

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Seccafien is the Canadian document-holder more than 10,00m, and competing in both the 5,000m and 10,000m at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. She concluded 14th in the 10,000m in 31:36.36. In the 5,000m, she completed 15th in 15:12.09.

The exercise routine

“This [workout] exhibits me that the human being is ready to operate the complete distance at that tempo,” claims Ristuccia. “It would be done 3 to 4 weeks ahead of your target race.”

Warmup: 10-15 minute uncomplicated jog, adopted by drills and strides

Exercise: 6 x 1 km with 90 seconds rest, all at intention 5K race pace

Cooldown: 10-15 minutes quick jog, adopted by mild stretching

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