Sprint Training — tempo runs

Tempo Endurance Training For Sprinters | Why Should Sprinters Do Tempo Runs?

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Tempo Endurance Training For Sprinters | Why Should Sprinters Do Tempo Runs?

Should sprinters run slow in their training at any point? Should sprinters ONLY sprint at maximal effort? Here we discuss this topic from the perspective of a track coach and competitive sprinter. Different Training Philosophies Coaches around the world hold a variety of views on what approaches to sprint training are best for developing athletes. Clyde Hart would have his sprinters perform large volumes of lower intensity runs, which led to a lot of success with his 400m dash athletes such as former world record holder Michael Johnson. In contrast, Charlie Francis was known for his promotion of the short-to-long...

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