Sprints at the Track

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The first and second blocks of my training program include several short sprints. The first block involved 50 and 100 metre sprints. The second block of my training that I started this week involves 100, 200 and 300 metre sprints. The idea of including short sprints early in my training is to help build strength.

Short sprints are not something I had previously included in my training but since I started working with my coach they have become a regular part of my training. While not the easiest workout in my training routine it is certainly a rewarding one that generally leaves me feeling positive about my training.

Tonight’s workout was probably the toughest one so far with a 10 minute warm up followed by 4 x each of 100m, 200m and 300m. Having done 100m sprints already this year I knew what I was getting into there. The longer sprints were a different story. Having never done 200m and 300m sprints before I was not sure how to approach them in terms of pace.

I survived tonight’s workout and feel pretty good about the result. Now that I have done a series of 200 and 300m sprints I have a better idea of how to approach them when I repeat the workout the next two Thursdays.

Do you include sprints as part of your training?

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