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A Beginners’ Guide to Elvet Striders Track Sessions

Tamsin Imber, Allan Seheult

What is a Track Session? Our club track sessions are for ALL abilities. While track sessions may seem intimidating if you have never done them before, once you take the plunge you will see that they are fun, extremely beneficial and certainly not intimidating. You may be nervous about not understanding the session, or being … Continue reading A Beginners’ Guide to Elvet Striders Track Sessions


STRIDES – WHAT ARE THEY? Strides, or run-throughs as they are sometimes called, are runs over about 60m to 100m, in which the speed should be around the pace you would race an 800 or 1500m – so a fair way short of outright sprinting. Athletes are commonly told by coaches to try to stride … Continue reading STRIDES


To calculate your Vdot based on a time trial or good time for a for a recent road race over a not too hilly course, go to the Vdot calculator page on the Attackpoint website: Vdot Calculator and Training Paces If you come to a track session and you have a Vdot, to save time, … Continue reading VDOT

Threshold Times

The attached table contains ballpark “Threshold” times in minutes/seconds for three repetition distances 400 metres, 800 metres and 1000 metres and their relation to times in minutes for four race distances, 5 kilometres, 10 kilometres, 10 miles and half-marathon. Remember “Threshold Pace” is the pace which, if you run faster, will produce a level of … Continue reading Threshold Times