Run training in Richmond ParkRun Training
Price£5.00 60min session
Twice Monthly - October to April
There are different ways of improving your running speed and strength. They all use the principle of overload, rest and adaptation.
This is commonly known as ‘interval training’, when you run for a specific distance or specific period of time. More than likely you will do this more than once and several intervals are referred to as repetitions. After each running interval a specified recovery time is taken. When a group of intervals are run, with a specified recovery between each, this is called a ‘set’. The speed at which you run each interval is referred to as the ‘tempo’ or ‘pace’.
All of the sessions will be structured and will cater for ALL abilities. Each session will ask different things from you, you will be asked to work on your own as well as with other athletes. We will keep you thinking and asking your body to adapt constantly which is where you will see the improvements.
The sessions will be tough for those of you who have never run a structured session before, but the emphasis will be on ‘LEARNING’ and ‘FUN’ as much as it will be on training hard.
Sat nav users use SW14 8BJ, this takes you to Fife road.
Enter Sheen Gate via Fife Road and take first right to enter the Sheen Gate car park.
There are toilet facilities near the car park.
The sessions will always be held off the paths on grassy areas.
Every second Saturday at 9am
We recommend you check our online booking facility to confirm the date for the next session
Running shoes – These should be running specific shoes that suit your running style, it may be beneficial to have trail shoes for some of these sessions if the ground is particularly soft and muddy. You can always ask your RG Active coach for more advice!
Running Clothing – Getting your clothing correct for running sessions can be key to having a good session. You will get hot very quickly and cold very quickly so to have layers that can be added or removed throughout the session where required. Tights or shorts, long and short sleeve t-shirts and wind proof gilets and jackets should all be made from technical fabrics that help wick moisture away from the skin and the body breath to regulate your body temperature during exertion. Getting your clothing correct is an art worth mastering, and practise is what these sessions allow you to do. Please ask questions about your clothing to the RG Active Coach taking the session.
Hydration – It’s a good idea to bring a water bottle with you for the session, we will normally jog to a certain point where the session will then be based, once there you can then sit the bottle down while you run. Take small sips frequently through the session.