Last night was the first of our Sweaty Speed Sessions with Sweaty Betty at the Regent’s Park track. After chatting with the group, we established that whilst they were all intermediate runners, that for most of the group it was their first speed/track workout, so we decided to start with a Beginners speed
We started with a warm up, and some games that included some ‘wiggly running’, ie. everyone running behind a leader with the person at the back sprinting to the front.
Beginners Track Workout
Everyone ran 100m sprints with a 100m walk between each sprint. I timed four of each person’s 100m sprint time, and noted it down. We’ll be doing at least one timed 100m sprint each week so they people can see how much they improve (hopefully) over the 6 weeks of the Sweaty Speed Sessions!
If you want to complete this workout, I recommend adding in 2 x 400m jog as a warm up before you start the 100m sprints, and 2 x 400m cool down afterwards, as well as a bit of a stretch- particularly of your quads and glutes.
There was a lovely group at the session, and they all said that the session flew by- things are so much easier when you’re in a group than on your own!
Sweaty Speed Sessions are free track workouts for runners of all abilities (although basic fitness level is required) on a Wednesday evening at Regents Park Track at 6.30pm. See here for more info. Please join us next week, or try out the workout and let us know how you got on!
Do you include speed/track works in your training?