GTN's Beginner Track Running Workout: How To Get Started Running On A Track

Published on December 11th 2017


Starting running on a track can be quite daunting. But as long as you go down with a detailed plan of exactly you want to get out of a session, it can be very effective for your training. Mark and Heather detail a good beginner session for you here. Subscribe to GTN: Check out the GTN Shop: Thanks to Club La Santa for the locations used in this shoot. Make sure you have a solid warm up before performing any efforts on a track. A ten minute jog coupled with some dynamic stretching is ideal. Finally, just before starting your session perform 3 sets of strides of increasing intensity, from 80 - 100% effort. A great session to get started running on the track is doing 8x400m at your 5km pace. Between each effort take 60 seconds of walking recovery. If you run a 20 minute 5km, you would be looking at 1min 36s per lap. Once you have finished your efforts, make sure you warm down well. Some static stretching will kickstart your recovery, just make sure you put on some warm clothing first. Let us know how you get on in the comments below 👇 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 Watch more on GTN... How to warm up before your run 📹 GTN's Running playlist 📹 Music: Sleeping In My Head (Instrumental Version) - Albin Lewin