Runners develop the ability to work through mental fatigue.
- Set up a long distance run for all of long distance runners, and then a short course for them to run at the end. Intervals of 50m will work well for this drill.
How it Works
- For this drill, the group of runners will have to run over a long distance – probably around 1,600m.
- This run should be at a good pace in order to build fatigue in the runner.
- Once the long distance run is done, then the runners can rest for 3 minutes.
- After three minutes, the runners must run interval sprints.
- They should run a 50m interval at half speed, then walk 50m. Then run another 50m at half speed, then walk 50m. The run one more 50m interval at half speed and walk 50m.
- After resting 3 to 5 minutes, they repeat the sequence above at ¾ speed.
- Then after resting 3-5 minutes, they repeat the sequence at full speed.
- It’s easy to break form when tired, make sure runners continue to use even, rhythmic strides when running.
- They should also keep their heads up. They shouldn’t drop their heads and stare at the ground. They should be looking straight ahead with level heads and good posture.