Training



There are six varied sessions each week. This covers all distances, jumps and throws. Join our Facebook group or see the section "Keep Up to Date" to see the latest news regarding training.

We have strong ties with the Edinburgh Athletics City club and if you are wanting to train on the track 3 times a week, we can set you up with joining their training sessions. Bill Walker, former commonwealth athlete, is extremely experienced. City train on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at Meadowbank Stadium. Please do not hesitate to ask one of our captains for more information, see contact.



Here is an example of weekly training:


Monday - Circuits

Time: 8.45pm - 10.00pm

Meet at 8.35pm outside Studio gym.

Location: CSE Studio gym

EUAC has its own training session in the Pleasance Studio Gym every Monday. This session comprises of both cardiovascular exercises and body circuits and is customised to the needs of the club and members.



There is no charge for this session, requires gym membership or £3 to enter the gym. This is unlikely to be a problem but there is limited capacity to 60 athletes, if we have a large amount of interest we are required to choose the members at random to ensure we do not breach CSE regulations.




Tuesday - Intervals

Time: 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Meet at the Dick vet corner of the meadows at 6.20pm.

Location: Meadows

This session is free of charge and involves running specific distances of the meadows to improve speed endurance.



Sprinters can use this as a ligter session to focus on technique and bridge the gap between circuits and track.



This session will last approximately 45 minutes and is specific to increasing anaerobic fitness and other endurance.


Wednesday - Track

Time: 3.30pm - 5.00pm

Location: Saughton Sports Complex

There are three sessions which run in parallel: sprint training, middle distance training and throws, with jumps starting later. With experienced coaches we ensure that you can improve your PB.



Sprints

This training consists of speed endurance, block starts and acceleration phase training while perfecting technique to ensure competition fitness.



Middle distance Training

A vital session for improving performance, our specified Middle Distance Training Secretary runs the session with progression over the season. Typical sessions will be of varied distances and rests, such a pyramid sets.



Throws

An opportunity for all those wishing compete in throwing field events to improve technique for up coming competitions.



Jumps

Edinburgh City coach John Scott runs the session for jumpers to practice, improve and develop high and long jump.



Thursday - Pilates and Core

Time: 6.15pm - 7.15pm

Meet outside the squash courts of the CSE gym at 6.10pm.

Location: CSE Salle gym

Never underestimating the importance of flexibility and core strength, this session is run to improve just that.



This session will last approximately 1 hour and will allow to loosen muscles after track to ensure minimal risk of injuries.


Friday - Weights and Plyometrics

Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Location: St Leonard's Land Weights Gym

Session is based around improving athlete's dynamic power through weights and plyo style exercises. Free of charge and coached by one of our own experienced graduate athletes. Perfect for anyone who wants a proper introduction to weights, or for those who are looking for a beneficial weights program to help their development. Recommended for all athletes (even middle distance runners).




Saturday - Endurance Session

Time: 10.00am - 11.30am/10.00am - 11.30am

Meet at Pollock hall reception at 9.45am.

Location: Arthur's seat/ Saughton Sports Complex

This session is lactic training, consisting of reps of hill sprints and bounds for sprinters and longer distance reps for middle distance.

Two sessions will run in parallel for short and middle distance to increase anaerobic fitness. With Arthur's Seat as the back drop, this is training with a view.

Sprinters will sometimes replace this with an additional track session. Such occasions will be specified with plenty of notice