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Sprints at the Track


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?