Training Glossary

High-intensity interval training (HIIT)

HIIT is an enhanced form of interval training, it's alternating periods of short intense sprints with less-intense recovery periods. These short, intense sprints provide improved athletic capacity and condition, improved glucose metabolism, and improved fat burning. The high intensity exercise should be done at near maximum intensity.

Hill Pyramids

This session will take place on a hill suable to your group. There will be four points set out on the hill, with number 1 being the bottom and number 4 being the furthest away. Athletes will run from 1-2-1, 1-3-1, 1-4-1, 1-4-1, 1-3-1, 1-2-1. That completes 1 hill pyramid. Number of pyramids completed depends on your group.

Focus on good form when running uphill, take it easy on your downhill recovery periods, enabling you to be ready for the next uphill.

Uphill Form:

  • Short strides
  • Use your arm to help pull you up, drive them backwards and forwards
  • Look towards the top of the hill, not at your feet
  • Breath
  • Counting foot falls

Long Hill reps

This session will take place on a long hill with a moderate gradient.