COACH'S CORNER WITH COACH G
Have you been running regularly at Voortrekker Monument parkrun and/or other parkruns or fun runs, but now you want to step it up and improve your time? For the next few weeks there will be a few tips to help you achieve that PB.
Add speed work: If you want to run a faster 5K, you have to practice running faster. Coach G recommends adding 80-meter sprints into your training schedule.
Remember: sprinting can be hard on the body, so make sure to start off with shorter sprints and build up to the full 80 meters, especially if you're new to speed work. Start with 5 x 80m, and walk back slowly to where you started between every sprint. This is to ensure you are fully recovered before you start the next sprint.
Top Tip: Try to be consistent with each sprint effort, every sprint duration should be done in similar times. So do not start so fast that you cannot finish your last sprint. Consistency is key.
We will share weekly tips from Coach G - to help you achieve your best times! Stay tuned for the next awesome tip
WE DO NOT SUGGEST YOU DO THIS EXERCISES RIGHT NOW - DUE TO LOCK DOWN BUT ONCE WE OUT OF LOCKDOWN - YOU WELCOME TO DO THEM
Coach G is a regular parkrunner at the Voortrekker Monument parkrun and is a running coach who coaches some of the parkrunners regularly running at the Voortrekker Monument parkrun on a regular basis.
Coach G is coaching these parkrunners as a community service to give back to the community where he reside.