You may not be aware but there are many training systems and philosophies that a coach can follow. Do we start with short and fast and then build up to longer distances or do we start with volume and gradually reduce the distance but increase the speed. Or something else?
Training Systems – which one is best?
I don’t believe there is a right and wrong. People have favourites. I have favourites. I don’t do the same thing each year.
To read more about training systems, see my article on speedendurance.com here
To gain 0.5 second in a training macro-cycle is a very stretching target even for athletes in their teens. Hours and hours of training is spent on skill acquisition, fine-tuning technical models, lactic tolerance, speed, power, weights, intensive and extensive tempos. But the simple fact is, you might find that the biggest one-off gain that you can make will be in reading Jimson’s posts on pacing 400m and implementing them.
Learn more about pacing 400m
To find out how to pacing 400m can be correctly understood and developed, see this link.
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