Track & Field

Workout Wednesday: Threshold with MTC in Nijmegen forest

The Melbourne Track Club having been continuing their training camp in Nijmegen in the Netherlands – home of European medallist Susan Kuijken.

Threshold was on the cards last Thursday set down by coach Nic Bideau with the forest near the track in Nijmegen the setting. The session for the head pack of Collis Birmingham and Brett Robinson was as follows:

– 4x3km with 1min easy between
– 1st and 3rd reps @ 3.10/km
– 2nd and 4th reps @ 2.55 – 2.50 on last rep if manageable but keeping the 2nd one controlled.

Birmingham and Robinson were joined on the first two reps by Dutch athlete Jesper van der Wielen.

Full flow: Robinson in full flow in the forest in Nijmegen

Full flow: Robinson in full flow in the forest in Nijmegen

Brendan O’Neill and Ryan Gregson ran together at a slightly more controlled pace.

Ryan Gregson and Brendan O'Neill

The girls, Genevieve LaCaze, Selma Kajan and Sarah Lahti, did the following:

– 3k threshold at heart rate
– 10 minutes of 15 seconds on/ 15 seconds off
– 3k threshold by heart rate

Cooling down: Selma Kajan, Genevieve LaCaze and Sarah Lahti

Cooling down: Selma Kajan, Genevieve LaCaze and Sarah Lahti

It’s interesting and important to see the conditioning that goes on during the track season as they round out the training camp before moving on to some races in Cork and Lignano. You can watch some videos below of the threshold.

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