|Intermediate tasks for speed|
|Around the Academy:
1. The start
It might feel awkward at first, but if you keep working at it you will get a little faster.
2. Interval training
Use a football pitch/hall. Interval training usually uses two changes of speed.
So run two sides and then walk or jog the other two sides.
A variation on this theme is to run and walk/jog alternate sides.
If running in a group, the faster runners should double back to join their group during the slow sides, so that the group always starts the fast sides together.
This is usually carried out during a continuous run, involving three changes of speed.
Landmarks, or time intervals mark the start of a speed change.
For example, a two mile run, six equal segments - two sets of three segments - jog first segment, run second segment at ½ (half of full sprint speed) speed, run third segment at ¾ speed, then repeat.
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