The last 30m in the 100.
The last 120m in the 400.
The last 60-70m in the 200.
The last 3-4 hurdles in the 100H.
If your athletes struggle during these parts of their races, they lack the ability to specifically endure the Championship segment of their events.
Since you plan the training, their failure to execute when it matters may stem from errors you're making in your activity and exercise selection.
Here's the thing...
Running is not sprinting!
Sprinting is not running!
Let's say you can currently throw a fastball 90mph. You want to get it to 100mph. Do you think the solution is to spend the bulk of your time throwing large volumes of pitches at 75 miles per hour?
No because that would be dumb.
Sprinters hate running. Frequent tempo runs are death marches for sprinters.
They half ass them. They run with terrible mechanics which only makes it more difficult to express speed and power during the times they really need to.
These times are called "meets".
QUESTION: How many days per week are your sprinters running in practice?
ANSWER: Too many.
"Oh but Latif if they're not running enough they won't be in shape."
In shape for what, though?
What does "in shape" mean for sprinters and hurdlers?
What is all that running you're doing supposed to be accomplishing, exactly?
They're not running faster times because A) they're weak and B) they're uncoordinated.
12x200 won't fix either of those problems.
Whenever I speak at clinics I can always tell the people who don't like what I'm saying because they lean back in the chair with their arms crossed, frowning disapprovingly.
Maybe that's you right now.
Maybe you agree completely. Maybe you're intrigued.
Is running not a thing now?
What should you be spending your time doing at practice?
Well, coach, you can have the answers to all of these questions, and many more...
Because Kebba Tolbert's new program 'Specific Endurance Development in Sprints and Hurdles: An Advanced Approach' eliminates all mystery and confusion about this component of your workout planning.
Before I show you what the program is all about, take a look at some of Coach Tolbert's coaching credentials. For the sake of saving space, here is what he achieved last year alone: