after reading that clyde hart primarily trained michael johnson for consistency in another thread, it got me thinking. would it be ideal to perhaps train year long in a truly conjugate fashion, or to focus on a peak? instead of having a rest period before beginning another season, should the intensity, running surfaces, volume, etc. simply be rotated to keep a sprinter fresh westside style? i think this may be an especially good way to train beginning athletes since an extended GPP is essentially what they need.
an example might look like this:
a normal track season, 4 week phases, 4 phases: GPP-> SPP -> pre-comp -> comp total of 16 week for the ‘season’
new conjugate style:
milk accel dev until gains slow, then move onto short speed or maxV.
milk SE until gains slow, then move onto SE1, do the same for SE1, SE2, etc.
through testing and meets, determine an athletes wekanesses and adapt accordingly.
i am thinking that, for the purposes of my training, the second option sounds better. for some reason i always feel restricted when making a yearly plan, and this alternate way of looking at things seems much more appealing.