Archives for speed training

200 Meter Training

200 Meter Training By Latif Thomas The 200 meter sprint is the Rodney Dangerfield of the sprint events. It gets no respect. When we commonly think of the sprint events, the 100 meter dash gets all the glory and the 400 meter dash gets all the respect. That leaves the middle child, the 200, left…

Sprinting Techniques

Sprinting Techniques By Latif Thomas Sprinting technique is all about power and efficiency. In a sport where ‘elite’ and ‘run of the mill’ athletes are separated by fractions of a second, getting the most out of an athlete’s ability is essential to success, from the youth through professional levels. How efficient an athlete’s running style…

How To Get Fast

How To Get Fast By Tony Veney How do you get faster? The best way to get faster is to run fast.  You must have the speed you need before you can build the endurance to survive it, which is one of the biggest mistakes that coaches make.  Speed is 25 times more difficult to develop…

Managing Training Adjustments for Speed and Power Athletes

Introduction For years, periodization has been the buzz word associated with process of planning, sequencing, and detailing various training cycles in order to achieve athletic improvement and insure that the best results come at the most critical times. Periodization is a convenient process. While there is an art to it, following the basic tenets of…

Boo Schexnayder’s Complete Training Inventory

Training Components and Exercise Circuits By Boo Schexnayder RELATED: Get Coach Schexnayder’s Complete Training Inventory on DVD. Warmup Preparatory Routines Mobility Jog Circuit Weave Backwards Run Side Shuffle Right Side Shuffle Left Arm Circles Arms Across Crossover Run Static Flexibility Routines Capella Hansen’s Back Series (L-R) Spinal Roll Hands Behind Back Elbow/Obliques (L-R) Calf Stretch…

Using General Strength in the Training Regimen

Using General Strength in the Training Regimen Boo Schexnayder, Schexnayder Athletic Consulting General Strength exercises are exercises that develop strength, using the athlete’s bodyweight as the sole load or resistance. In general strength work no external loading is applied. General strength exercises can run the gamut from simple traditional exercises like the pushup or the…

400m Training vs McDonald’s

  Last week I posted some information (here and here) about training 400m runners. And I endorsed the speed based ‘short to long’ approach. Invariably, every time this topic comes up, people immediately say, ‘But so and so says train slow to get fast’. Well, here’s the thing about that… If you perennially get a…

4 Goals of 400m Training

The 400-meter event is no different, in general definition, from any other sprint event.  There is an acceleration to a level of maximal race velocity which concludes with the attempt to maintain the highest possible level of that maximal race velocity for the duration of the event.  When training for any sprint event, velocities and…

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