Some Questions regarding these topics that I have been wondering about over the past few days. I have only started regularly doing my drills in my warm-up as before I didn't realize the full importance of doing them for your techniques sake. Anyway, how does one do A and B skips or whatever. Currently I do 3 drills.
1: using small steps, pump arms and legs as fast as possible while moving forward over 10m. Repeat 3-4 times.
2. Butt Kicks: I'm sure most of you know this one. over 25-30m. 3-4 times.
3. Long strides: extend legs far out in front getting big strides and power your foot of the ground. Same reps and distance as butt kicks.
Some questions regarding the drills. Do you do the butt kicks and strides at near top speed or a speed which allows you to perform them with maximum technique?
Now with speed endurance. I have only started doing this now and can see what others have been doing. Work up the distance slowly, like add 10m a week until a certain distance. I started my training initially with just 30m sprints most of the time.
Then I realized I had to do alot more at like 50m-60m. I have pretty good start speed now. I'm working on keeping the 30's and 60's stable and doing speed endurance stuff....like 80-120m till i get better, once a week.
Now with tempo, I am aware that the main purpose of tempo is to get yourself generally fit and stuff, but lately I have been missing alot of tempo days because I'm so sore from previous speed workouts. Before I get to my next point, Could someone suggest a good volume of tempo work for a 15-16 year old. I'm turning 16 soon. Anyway, I'm mainly doing the sample tempo workout in charlie's book on the days when I do tempo, but I feel the volume could be too high for my age. Please comment.
Now about soreness. I have found lately that after my really intensive speed days, I'm really killer sore and can't do much for a day or two. On my intensive speed days, I do my speed workout at around 3:30-4pm and then my weights at around 6pm or a little later....this is because I have school :-(. This is still okay right??
Also, Is it better to let soreness completely go away before doing another speed workout, or if soreness isn't too bad, do a workout with very very low volume?
Anyway, sorry this post is so long, but these questions have been on my mind for the last few days, or weeks infact. Thanks everyone :-) I'll post my speed day program so everyone can comment.