Archives for sprint workouts

Testing

Every November for the past 10 years, I have tested my sprinters in order to improve the training for each individual athlete, and to help me become a better coach.  All of the tests that I use are designed around specific track and field events. Testing is beneficial for both the athletes as well as…

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…

Starting Blocks

Starting Blocks By Latif Thomas The purpose of this article, ultimately, is to explain proper acceleration mechanics. Proper acceleration is crucial to the success of track and field sprinters, but can not be achieved without ideal positioning within the starting blocks. Therefore, we will cover the process from the time the official calls the athletes…

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…

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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