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Workshop details

Difficulty Intermediate
Duration 2 hours


REPs 2.0
REPs independently endorsed education

The CORE Program is all about training intelligently and focusing on form, execution and excellence in coaching and cueing. Distance running demands not only endurance, but tremendous amounts of lower body stability, strength and power, balanced upper body strength and enduring core stability and strength. This workshop, created by the Merrithew team, builds on the knowledge learned in Level 1 and features a dynamic functional warm up to prepare the body for performance, improve joint stability and mobility and enhance running efficiency. Then, targeted exercises will develop upper body, lower body and core stability and strength to improve power production. Finally, jump training and plyometrics will work on power, work capacity and agility.

Learning objective

  1. Discuss the training protocols most appropriate for distance runners.
  2. Explore the CORE Principles of training and discover how they can be implemented in training circuits.
  3. Learn how warm ups and cool downs can help prevent injury, speed recovery and increase flexibility.
  4. Discover how to manipulate training variables to best suit individual athletes and training goals.

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