What have you been doing before the final taper? If you havn’t done any work past 60m then i wouldn’t do the 120, simply because before a race i want the athlete to feel good about everything they are doing. The 60 and 80 would probably feel fast but they might die a bit on the 120 - not good for the confidence.
I’d do something like:
2x30m from a stand
3x30m block starts
2x60 from a stand with 15-20min recovery
Then keep the rest of my plan similar to what you have. Thursday would be warm up and warm down with perhaps a few explosive med ball throws (like 5) onto a high jump mat or some easy gymnastics.
actually i havent done any 120s or any form of speed endurance but i plan to this week. and then i would use this taper plan for next week. what i been trying to avoid was running my racing distance on the same week, do your athletes find that psychologically useful in anyway??
this is what my training generally looks like, i came out of a serious knee injury and i been recovering for 3.5month and i think im ready for proper sprinting. this week will be week3 of training, and then will compete next week. my training been looking like this
Mon: Hills 10x10, 10x20, 10x30
Wed: Special Endurace like 200,150,200
Fri: Hills 2x4x60m
and i take saturdays and sundays off. so what do you think. should i keep this week (week3) the same or modify it in anyway.
Ok, If you are just racing (not a major championship) you don’t really need to taper for the event just treat it as a special endurance session and continue your training as normal. You might have to move your week around a bit to fit but the changes arn’t that massive. This is all covered on the Van’04 DVD.
As for running over the 60m in training and competition it isn’t really an issue because they arn’t doing it from blocks so the times arn’t really comparable (at least not to them).
Everything in SPP1 is done over distances of 60m but we don’t run flat out for the full 60m until about 4 weeks from compeition by which time they are flying anyway and can’t wait to race.
Are you looking at the GPP DVD? If so, you won’t find the SPP program there (which would, of course follow). You can find the SPP material, including a sample plan for both the long-to-short and the short-to-long approach on the Vanc 2004 DVD.