Sprint Training

  • Lactate Stacking for the 400m By Stewart Marshall
    This Blog article was written by Stewart “Stew” Marshall (on Twitter: @Stew_CoachUK) for SpeedEndurance.com Elements of this discussion form part of my personal presentation called “My Rabbit Hole of 400” a work that started many years ago in its thought process and more recently is part of a bigger slide deck, covering the many areas…
  • Here are my Critical 12 Tests for 100-400m Sprinters
    If you want to know your 100m time, the best way is to run 100m! Have a good day, and see you at the track! But seriously.. Tests, Time Trials, Assessments, Predictors, all these jargons, and they are all the same! In short, we want to know “what we can do” for an actual event,…
  • Training Volume, Intensity, and Density in a Masters Sprinter
    By David Maris – Simplifaster One of the things I enjoy most with respect to sprint performance is looking at training programs, seeing what has taken place behind the scenes, and trying to piece together some of the clues that may have led to an athlete’s performance. As I alluded to in my last article, I…
  • 400 Meter Training – A Scientific Approach
    This article was written by Drew Roberson, reprinted from a 2008 article in TexasTrack.com If you’re such a glutton for punishment that you want to run the 400m dash, then you’re going to need to know how to train for it. If the sight of grown men vomiting at the finish line excites you, then…
  • Sprint Heel Recovery
    I’m pulling an interesting article together for Athletics Weekly (aka AW) on sprint technique and in particular the height of the heel in the recovery phase for both max velocity and acceleration phases of sprinting. here’s a snippet to whet your appetite for the article which will be out later this month. Contemporary sprint coaching has been…
  • Best Practice Sprint Training Recommendations
    It’s goes without saying, my whole season is shot. I’ve been training a whole year, with an “annual” plan, basically broken down into “hard” days and “easy/recovery” days. My plan was quite simple. Break down the physiological elements based on energy demands, which has a direct correlation to distance covered (i.e. Acceleration, Max Velocity, Speed…
  • Testing for Speed, Power, Strength, & Endurance [VIDEO]
    I want to thank Ryan Banta for an hour+ long discussion on testing for Track and Field. The question to ask is, why test? Is there a correlation? Are you keeping your athlete’s “honest”? Of course, the best test for 400m is to run a 400m! If you use a 10-15m fly start, you can…
  • Vince Anderson on Training Acceleration and Sprinting (The Lost Tapes)
    Back in 2013, Ian Dube and the USATF Georgia Association interviewed what I thought was a fantastic interview with Vince Anderson. Sadly, Ian Dube passed away in October 2016. He was member of USATF for 35 years, and left a legacy in Track & Field that will be greatly missed. Dube spent four years as…
  • Sprinting: Top Research Articles for Effective Sprint Training
    Peak Age and Performance Progression in World-Class Track-and-Field Athletes. Thomas A. Haugen International Journal of Sports Physiology. Oct. 2018. Mean peak age was typically 25–27 y, but somewhat higher for marathon and male throwers (?28–29 y). Women reached greater peak age than men in the hurdles and middle- and long-distance running events (mean difference, ±90% CL: 0.6,…
  • How to do Repeat 100m Strides with No Marks or Measurements
    Warning – this may sound like a sales pitch… you have been warned. With the Coronavirus lockdown, I have no access to a track, where I can easily mark off 100m. But I do have access to a golf course, with some flat sections. Typical day at the golf course during lockdown. Social Distancing.I’ve been…