Coach's Tool Kit with Ryan Banta:400 Training

Highlights and Main Points of Interest:• Ryan uses a short to long system in training the 400, starting with 350m and 150m sprints, and progressing to 450m and 250m efforts.• Combining 400m and 800m groups is a useful team and speed building dynamic.• Classifying athletes by groups according to ability level promotes healthy competition to move "up the ladder" in a practice setting.• Creating high-stakes competition amongst athletes with various ability levels in practice is a great way to improve sprint quality.• Hill training, and short, efficient strength training sessions featuring full body, ground-based lifts, are a great way to meet the strength requirements for the middle distance events.What are some staple 400m workouts in your program? How do you approach maximal velocity development in light of a 400m runner's needs?

Coach's Tool Kit with Ryan Banta:400 Training

Highlights and Main Points of Interest:• Ryan uses a short to long system in training the 400, starting with 350m and 150m sprints, and progressing to 450m and 250m efforts.• Combining 400m and 800m groups is a useful team and speed building dynamic.• Classifying athletes by groups according to ability level promotes healthy competition to move "up the ladder" in a practice setting.• Creating high-stakes competition amongst athletes with various ability levels in practice is a great way to improve sprint quality.• Hill training, and short, efficient strength training sessions featuring full body, ground-based lifts, are a great way to meet the strength requirements for the middle distance events.What are some staple 400m workouts in your program? How do you approach maximal velocity development in light of a 400m runner's needs?

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