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300 metres Training Program

The following is an example of a 300 metres training program (phase 2) for a senior athlete. Before starting any training, it is recommended you have a medical examination to ensure it is safe for you to do so.

Any application of this training program is at the athlete's discretion and risk.

Key to running notations used

4 x 3 x 400 (80%) [3' & 8']

This means 4 sets of 3 repetitions of 400 metres, with each repetition to be run at 80% effort of your target Personal Best time for the coming season, with 3 minutes recovery between each repetition and 8 minutes recovery between each set.

For further details, see the IAAF notation for running sessions in training programs.

Phase 2

Each training session should include an appropriate warm-up before the session and a cool down after the session.

Week 1

Monday Flexibility
Core stability
Weight Training  
Tuesday Flexibility
Core stability
Plyometrics
Medicine Ball
Specific endurance
2 x 3 x 360 (80%) [3' & 8']
Wednesday Flexibility
Core stability
Weight Training  
Thursday Flexibility
Core stability
  Anaerobic quality
3 x (120,160,200) (80%) [3' & 8']
Friday Flexibility
Core stability
Weight Training Strength intensive
3 x 3 x 120 (90%) [3' & 8']
Saturday Flexibility &
Core stability
   
Sunday Flexibility
Core stability
Plyometrics
Medicine Ball
Block work
3 x 3 x 40 (100%) [5' & 10']

Week 2

Monday Flexibility
Core stability
Weight Training  
Tuesday Flexibility
Core stability
Plyometrics
Medicine Ball
Specific endurance
2 x 3 x 450 (80%) [3' & 8']
Wednesday Flexibility
Core stability
Weight Training  
Thursday Flexibility
Core stability
  Anaerobic quality
3 x 6 x 120 (80%) [3' & 8']
Friday Flexibility
Core stability
Weight Training Strength intensive
3 x 3 x 180 (90%) [3' & 8']
Saturday Flexibility &
Core stability
   
Sunday Flexibility
Core stability
Plyometrics
Medicine Ball
Block work
3 x 3 x 40 (100%) [5' & 10']

Week 3

Monday Flexibility
Core stability
Weight Training  
Tuesday Flexibility
Core stability
Plyometrics
Medicine Ball
Specific endurance
2 x 3 x (120+120+120) (80%,100%,80%) [3' & 8']
Wednesday Flexibility
Core stability
Weight Training  
Thursday Flexibility
Core stability
  Anaerobic quality
3 x 6 x 180 (80%) [3' & 8']
Friday Flexibility
Core stability
Weight Training Strength intensive
3 x 3 x 240 (90%) [3' & 8']
Saturday Flexibility &
Core stability
   
Sunday Flexibility
Core stability
Plyometrics
Medicine Ball
Block work
3 x 3 x 40 (100%) [5' & 10']

Week 4

Monday Flexibility
Core stability
Weight Training  
Tuesday Flexibility
Core stability
  Evaluation
60m test & 10 stride test
Wednesday Flexibility
Core stability
Weight Training  
Thursday Flexibility
Core stability
  Evaluation
250m test
Friday Flexibility
Core stability
Weight Training  
Saturday Flexibility &
Core stability
  Block work
3 x 3 x 40 (100%) [5' & 10']
Sunday Flexibility
Core stability
   


Page Reference

If you quote information from this page in your work, then the reference for this page is:

  • MACKENZIE, B. (2002) 300 metres Training Program - Phase 2 [WWW] Available from: https://www.brianmac.co.uk/sprints/tp300p2.htm [Accessed

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  • Sprints and Relays, F. W. Dick
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