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Frank Horwill Miler's Workout
Frank Horwill was the founder of the British Milers Club and one of the most renowned middle-distance coaches in England. He was also the creator of what is know as the "Five Pace Training Theory", a system used by several Olympic gold medalists
Obviously this workout is not something that really fits into the Daniels philosophy. Furthermore, this workout would normally be a part of a comprehensive, long-term middle-distance training plan which we obviously cannot do for the club. However I feel this is a good changeoup for us so I have attempted to adapt it to suit our purposes
This workout is very tough in that we run REPEAT pace for longer distances than we normally do and that our rests are much shorter than normal. However the volume is quite low and you get a big rests between sets
This is not a workout in which you need to worry about hitting the paces right on. The point here is try to hit the paces without breaking down.
All Groups: 1 x 800 at THRESHOLD with a 400 meter jog. Then 2 sets of the following
Groups A, B
Groups C, D:
Groups E, F