Munster Regional Squad Cross-Country session

A Munster Regional Squad Cross-Country session will take place on Saturday 19th November at Cork IT at 10.30am. This will be of significant use to competitive middle distance athletes. Athletes are asked to be at the track for 10.30am sharp to register and bring €5. This is open to all endurance athletes in Munster that have achieved the following criteria:

1) 2011 ages u14 (born 1998) – u20 (born 1992)
2) Have finished top 20 in a Munster ‘A’ Cross-Country Championship in 2010 or 2011 in school or club championships
3) Have finished top 5 in a Munster ‘A’ Outdoor T&F Championship distance event (800m/1500m/3000m/5000m/Steeplechase)

This squad day is only for those born 1998-1992. Athletes any younger will not be allowed take part.

The plan for the day is as follows:
10.30am- Registration at track
10.45am- Group Warm up
11.15am- Session begins on track (Generic speed endurance workout to suit all the group with some 400m reps @ XC race pace with 60 secs jog recovery. Number of reps will be set according to age and ability)
12.15pm- Group Warm Down
12.30pm- Group talk with squad coaches
12.45pm- Session with Sports Psychologist Canice Kennedy who will cover topics such as:
– To emphasise the importance of mental training as part of the overall holistic approach to athletics
– To highlight the importance of mental routines as part of pre competition preparation
– To learn competition day anxiety coping techniques
1.45pm- Finish