as a result of a few other threads, I thought I would raise the question of when do people here or coaches get their atheltes to run 100% as opposed to 95% in training?
I was getting the impression that speed training was generally done more at 95% then at 100% with athletes trying to fit in all the competing demands.
So when would you guys get your people to run 100%, or is it more a case of they run as fast as they can (so to speak) and if they look flat you drop the workout intensity until (over a number of sessions) they have appeared to recover which can be seen and heard in their technique and demeanor etc…
The level of the athlete will determine the CNS demand of 100% sprinting. A beginner will be achieving PBs all the time, so 100% performances are a regular occurance, but at the world record level, obviously PBs are rare and the vast amount of speed work wil be sub-max.
I think that for the majority of us on the forum, since I think the majority is below 2 years training age, up to speed endurance we should probably just try to run as fast as we can on a given day (no not tempo days either) unless we are tight, in which case we probably shouldn’t be running. That’s what I do.
amature sprinters usually think 100% is eyes out situation trying to bull your way down the track.its not what charlie is saying is to run your fastest but be smooth with your technique,no tension…you tense up and your running slower