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11.11.2020

Getting An Edge Up

Football field

Edge Training is as follows: The distance to cover is twice around the outside of a football field, this includes running on the outside of the end zones. Two times around is called one Edge, it also requires never cutting a corner or stepping over a corner –  One Edge = 2 Perfect Laps.

First warm-up.  The full speed drill is to run 1 Edge and record the time. Rest exactly 1 minute. Continue this middle distance drill until 4 Edge’s are recorded and completed.


Four Edges – Rest 1 Minute Between Each – Record Times

Run these drills twice per week.

Event

Time

 

#1 Edge

_________

 
  • Rest 1 minute

#2 Edge

_________

  
  • Rest 1 minute

 #3 Edge

_________

  
  • Rest 1 minute

#4 Edge

_________

 

Edge running is serious. The athlete is running to get an Edge! Each running day the goal is to beat each time. If a time is not improved an additional full speed Edge must be run following the first four. If all four Edge times are missed four more must be run.

Example of an athlete who missed two:

 

Day #1 The Edge times for the first day of running.

Event

Time

 

#1 Edge

2:30

 
  • Rest 1 minute

#2 Edge

2:38

  
  • Rest 1 minute

#3 Edge

2:42

 
  • Rest 1 minute

#4 Edge

3:00

 

 

 

Day #2

Event

Time to beat    From Day #1

Day #2    Time Ran

#1 Edge

2:30

2:28 Beat Day #1

  • Rest 1 minute

#2 Edge

2:38

2:42  Missed

  • Rest 1 minute

#3 Edge

2:42

2:48  Missed 

  • Rest 1 minute

#4 Edge

3:00

2:59  Made the time by beating day #1 Edge #4

  • Rest 1 minute

#5 Bonus Edge

3:15

bonus from missing Edge #2

  • Rest 1 minute

#6 Bonus Edge

3:32

bonus from missing Edge #3

 

 

Day #3 The times used for each Edge on all subsequent days are the fastest time you have ever run for each Day #1, Day #2, Day #3 and Day #4.

#1 Edge

2:28

fastest time to date from Day #2

  • Rest 1 minute

#2 Edge

2:38

fastest time to date from Day #1

  • Rest 1 minute

#3 Edge

2:42

fastest time to date from Day #1

  • Rest 1 minute

#4 Edge

2:59

fastest time to date from Day #2

 

Get an Edge up and Get Strong.

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