3 Interval Running Sessions For Footballers

Interval running is perfect for footballers.


In an interval running session, you alternate between a high and low pace, which relates directly to the game of football. In a game or training, you are never running at the same pace. One moment you are walking, then sprinting, then jogging.


This is why interval running is so beneficial for footballers. I’m not saying long runs will not help your football fitness, but they are not the most effective for the demands of the game.


You need to train the way play.


Here are 3 interval sessions I like to use personally and with footballers I coach:


Session #1:


Session #2:



Session #3:



There you have it. 3 easy to follow interval running sessions that will make a huge difference to your game.


To track your times and distances, I like to us ‘endomondo’ (not a sponsored post).


Depending on the time of the year, that will dictate how often you do these sessions. If you are in pre-season, you will probably look to do these sessions 3-4 times a week. If you are in-season you might just do one a week to give your fitness an extra boost.


I hope these help and if you have any questions, please get in touch!