excellent job chris keep up the work. i should be running in a couple of 400m meets in a months time so ill be following ur sessions intensively
the toughest session i find out of ur whole template is the power session where u perform 6x200s. apparently my coach introduced that session in my training every monday as of now but what i couldnt understand was the amounts of lactic acid that flooded my leg after my third rep. instead i had to split the wokout into two sets to allo for a full recovery so my running form wouldnt deteriorate. how exactly should one target such a session, as in to allow for the lactic acid accumulation in the muscles? should i move up to higher distances or just hold on to what im doing until i get good at it?
From what I gather you want to set the back half of the 400 target pace for your power runs.
For example if you are running say 23.00 flat for a PB in the 200 you’ll want to go through the first 200 in the 400m race in ~24.0-24.3 seconds. The second 200 will be ~2 seconds slower. So approx 26-26.3 for a target of 50 flat in the 400m.
Training the power reps (6 x 200) you’ll want to try and run the reps in that target time zone. If you can’t complete it you’ll need to adjust other aspects of your training. (increase tempo/pool etc to help your cardio) Extend some more base work (hills, circuits etc) or adjust the sessions so you go through a little slower and progressively increase the speed after each micro.
It is also a good idea to rotate the long hill work so that you perform 300’s + 150s every couple of weeks and come back to the hills for a fitness “top up” when necessary.
I have found KitKat’s advice EXTREMELY helpful.
My short term goal for this year is to go through in 25.5 and 27 seconds for a 400m time of 52-53 seconds.
I’ll be thrilled with anything in the 54 range however
Diet: decent (4 meals decently placed plus protein bar)
Sleep: poor (3 -4 hours, still recovering from jetlag)
hydration: poor (couple of muscle cramps) still dried out from travelling
I have hit legs and upper body pretty hard over the past 3 days. Today was more of a flushing workout
10 intervals on the treadmill alternating 12mph for 30 seconds and 4-6mph walk/jog for 30 seconds (Incline at 3)
5 sets chins (6 reps) with 40 seconds rest between sets
4 sets rows
6 intervals on the treadmill, again 30 seconds on and 30 seconds off at 12mph
I was going to some shoulder complex as well (standing shoulder press, push press) but was too sore from the other upper body work.
Can’t wait for the weather to get better so I can get on the track and hit the main template! This is more of an accumulation phase until the weather gets reasonable.
excellent lifting session, i see ur gradually building up on volume and intensity, good job! when the weather permits, all u would need to do is to transfer what uve done with the weights and make it make sense on the track, and from ur experience should take no time!
All the best man
Intervals on the treadmill to start
2 x 45 at 12mph 45 second walk in between
3 x 30 at 12mph 60 second walk in between
leg press: 600pds for 12 reps
3 sets lungewalk: 50 pound dumbell each hand lungewalked for 10 paces
3 sets explosive calf raise (220 pounds)
3 sets pulldowns (150 for 12)
3 sets seated rows (120 for 12)
3 sets SLDLs (185 for 10)
5 minutes cooldown on treadmill and then 10 minutes of stretching
Feeling strong lately Also when running I am feeling a LOT more dynamic. Hope this continues when I start GPP