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Training groups

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Athletics knows many disciplines. At Vitalis, they can all be practiced, except for race walking. To make this possible, there are different training groups:

Middle Long Distance 
Road Group
All-round group

Technical group
Specialization groups









Medium Long Distance Group
The Medium Long Distance Group (MLD) is designed for runners targeting the 800 to 5000 meters on the track and possibly longer distances on the road. In an MLA workout, you first run with a small group in outside the athletic track, then you do a warm up with the group that focuses on running training and then you begin the main program. The main program consists of interval programs on the track, which you run in a so-called 'train'. In a train you run with other Vitalists who have the same pace as you, so you can pull each other up and keep up with the programs more easily!

The trainers of the MLA groups are Dirk and Fokie. Dirk has been a trainer at Vitalis for many years and also teaches the athletics courses at the ACLO. Fokie has been a trainer at Vitalis for a few years now and before that she gave talent training in the North region. The two groups train separately on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so take a look at both groups to find out which one suits you best!

On Mondays, the athletes can also join the technical running training to improve their running technique.
Training times
Tuesday 18:45
Thursday 18:45
Saturday 10:00




Road group
The Road group trains mainly for distances longer than 5 kilometers. This makes the road group a great group to build long distance fitness! Athletes train, as the name suggests, on the road off the track. They don't run endless laps, but usually choose the trails of the City Park. The trainers of the running group road, Jascha and Rianna, always take into account the very diverse level in their group. They do this, for example, by determining, depending on your running pace, how often you run the interval program or by splitting up parts of the program during longer runs. The road running group trains on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

On Mondays, the athletes can also join the technical running training to improve their running technique.
Training times
Tuesday 18:45
Thursday 18:45
Saterday 10:00




All-around group
The all-around group consists of a number of athletes who like to work together on all parts of athletics. Each time, a separate part of the all-around is trained under the supervision of an athlete trainer. From long jump to shot put and from sprint to hurdles. Every part is covered and you know in advance which training session is coming up, so you can choose your favourite parts.

Training times
Tuesday 18:30
Thursday 18.30


Specialization groups
There are 3 specialisation groups where Vitalis is of the game. These are the sprint group, hurdles group and high jump group. An explanation of each of these groups will follow below
 
Sprint
This is where you will feel at home if shorter distances is your passion. The group focuses on the shorter distances from 60 to 400 metres: maximum 1 lap on the track is more than enough for sprinters. For sprinters, every hundredth of a second counts. With lots of practice on technique, strength and speed, you get a little faster each time. For example, you learn to start from block and run with a relay baton. On Mondays and Thursdays, Niels, the trainer of the sprint group, is present to help you improve your technique. After warming-up and running training, there is usually an interval programme: in summer, these are often nice and short and at full speed, and in winter they are a bit longer to train endurance. Every Tuesday there is strength training.

Hurdles
You can join this group if you like the short distances, but like the added challenge of hurdles. You can train here for the 100mH, 110mH or longer sprints like the 400mH. Widmer will be here Monday and Thursday to help you improve your speed and technique. That first leg down a bit faster after the hurdle, that frequency between the hurdles a bit higher or starting with your other leg in the starting block to come out perfectly at the first hurdle; you will learn it at the hurdles specialisation group.

High jump
High jump training is provided by experienced Vitalists Wouter and Jelmer. Twice a week they will teach you the finer points of this beautiful event. Besides technique, they also focus on frequency, explosiveness and power. Everything you need to set that bar as high as possible!


Training times
Sprint
Monday 18:30
Tuesday 18:45 (strength)
Thursday 18:30
Friday 18:30 (strength)
Saturday 10:00 (no trainer present)

Hurdles
Monday 19:00
Thursday 19:00

High
Tuesday 19.00You can join this group if you like the short distances, but like the added challenge of hurdles. You can train here for the 100mH, 110mH or longer sprints like the 400mH. Widmer will be here Monday and Thursday to help you improve your speed and technique. That attack leg down a bit faster after the hurdle, that frequency between the hurdles a bit higher or starting with your other leg in the starting block to come out perfectly at the first hurdle; you'll learn




Technical group
Within the technical group, the focus is on the jumping and throwing components of athletics. For example, within this group there is long jump and high jump. The fanatics also try their hand at the triple jump and pole vault. In addition, there is shot put and slung and javelin and discus throwing. Within this group there is also the possibility to run hurdles. In the technical group you can join at any level and you can choose which events you would like to train: from a small selection to (almost) all events if you would like to train for the all-around. The jumping and throwing events are trained on Monday and Wednesday and the hurdles on Thursday.

Training times
Monday 18:45
Wednesday 18:45
Saterday 10:00