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AAI Aspire Development Academy

Middle Distance Athletes Mt Smart 23 and 24 April 2019

Another successful Distance Academy was held in the second week of the Term 1 School break.  26 Club and Schools athletes took part in two full on days of activities.

Day 1 consisted of testing the athletes Vo2 max then their speed capabilities over 60m to calculate their Vo2max.  In the afternoon they went for an aerobic run.  The goal was to establish training patterns that develop endurance and speed qualities.

Day 2 consisted of drills around the Steeple Chase event.  Various hurdle drills were completed then a mock race over 1200m was run.  All athletes completed this task which was great to see.

The Academy Coaches also enjoyed the experience and look forward to next years event.



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