High quality and inclusive training

Trail running

Training suitable for all athletes

Monross-Trailblazers meet Wednesday night at 6.30pm for a technical running session (Suitable for all athletes!), alternating weekly between Ross-on-Wye from John Kyrle High School (Autumn/Winter) or Fernbank Road(Spring/Summer) and Leisure Centre, Monmouth (Autumn/Winter) or Doward (Spring/Summer).

I’m new to training, what should I expect?

Our training sessions typically include a 10-15 minute warmup, a technical session (examples below), followed by cool down and stretches. Our sessions are suitable for for all athletes, from novices to seasoned runners. 

Interval training alternates periods of high-intensity effort with periods of low-intensity effort. It improves cardiovascular fitness, increases metabolism, is time-efficient, improves endurance, increases muscle strength, and reduces boredom. Interval training can be adapted to all fitness levels and is a versatile form of exercise that can be completed using a variety of exercises. It is an effective way to improve fitness, burn calories, and increase muscle strength.

Pyramid training is a form of interval training where the intensity or distance of the run is gradually increased and then decreased, resembling the shape of a pyramid. This type of training can improve cardiovascular fitness, increase speed and endurance, and burn more calories in a shorter time compared to steady-state running. Pyramid running can prevent boredom and incorporate variety by challenging yourself to increase intensity gradually. It is a versatile form of training that can be adapted to any fitness level, making it a suitable exercise for many individuals.

Hill reps are a type of workout that involve running up and down a hill repeatedly. This type of training offers a wide range of benefits, including improved cardiovascular fitness, increased leg strength, and enhanced running form. Hill reps also help to increase endurance and can burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time. By challenging your muscles, lungs, and heart, hill reps can help you become a faster and more efficient runner, as well as reducing the risk of injury. Additionally, hill reps can be done in a variety of locations, making them a versatile and accessible form of exercise.

Paarlauf is a training method where two runners run together, alternating between running and resting intervals. It offers various benefits, such as improving endurance, increasing speed, enhancing teamwork, reducing the risk of injury, and providing a fun and social way to train. Running with a partner can help to build trust, strengthen the bond between running partners, and provide motivation to stick to a training plan. Paarlauf can also help to improve running form and technique, and the alternating intervals of running and resting can make the cardiovascular system more efficient at delivering oxygen to the muscles.

Indian file running, also known as single-file running, is a training method where runners line up behind each other and run in a straight line. It can improve focus, endurance, running form, teamwork, and socialisation. Running in a single-file line requires focus, enhancing mental concentration. This training method can also enhance endurance, and improve running form and technique. Moreover, Indian file running requires communication and cooperation between runners, which can help to enhance teamwork and build camaraderie. Indian file running can be a fun and social way to train with a group of runners while providing motivation and accountability to stick to a training plan.

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