This summer I would like to balance lifting and running to improve 200m/400m track times. Obviously, this requires explosiveness as well as speed, endurance, and a few other physical attributes.
My question is, how can I optimize development for these events while giving my nervous system enough recovery in between high intensity workouts? For example, would plyometrics and speed lifts be a bad idea the day before a short-sprint track workout?
Also, would it be a good idea to periodize the training? I do not have any immediate performance needs, but would like to generally improve week by week.
A while back there was a thread on 400m running, and it seemed like there were many people with goals of running low 50s or even sub-50; it’d be great if other people with similar goals mention their plans.
All the best to everyone with their training, and thanks in advance for any info.