“One key thing I have learnt this season is easy days easy, hard days hard” – Charlie Hunter

Charlie Hunter at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics

Runner’s Tribe caught up with Olympic 800m semi-finalist Charlie Hunter for our 6th podcast ep, check it out here…..

Within the podcast are many hidden gems. We dived into his training, and below is an outline.

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  • 4-6 workouts a week.
  • Monday
    • AM: Warm-up, ‘Comfy steady’ tempo (10km) finished off with strides (sometimes hill strides), and then warm-down and band exercises.
    • PM: Gym workout with a 20minute run before.
Charlie Hunter competing at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Photo provided by Charlie.
  • Tuesday
    • AM: Interval workout. Hills or fartlek.  Upwards of 20km workout.
    • PM: Pool running/drills for 30minutes approx.
  • Wednesday: Recovery day
    • AM: 10-16 mile easy run (very easy run).  “One key thing I have learnt this season is easy days easy, hard days hard” – Charlie Hunter
      • PM: Maybe a pool workout.
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  • Thursday
    • AM: Warm-up, ‘Comfy steady’ tempo (10km) finished off with strides (sometimes hill strides), and then warm-down and band exercises.
    • PM: Gym workout with a 20minute run before.
Charlie Hunter toeing the line at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Photo provided by Charlie.
  • Friday: “Serious workout on the track”
    • AM: Track.
      • Base phase: Could be 800m reps,mile reps etc.
      • Race season: Race pace workout. “very detailed, very specific”.  Could vary from 1km reps, to 600m reps, to 200m reps. No specific workout.

“A key factor of our workouts is the active recovery – as soon as you finish you are into something else” – Charlie Hunter – check out the entire interview HERE…

 

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  • Saturday
    • AM: Long run (23km during base or 20km during track season). “But it is kind of a workout in itself, we will do tempos and thresholds within the long run”.
    • PM: Pool running/drills for 30minutes approx.
  • Sunday:
    • Off
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Australian Charlie Hunter

 

 

 

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