How Can I Train To Sprint A 400 Meter?
If you have ever had to ask yourself, “How can I train to sprint a 400 meter race?” then you could probably use basic tips and pointers on how to work out and prepare for a quarter mile sprint. The 400 meter race is one of the shorter distance races in comparison to the 5k, 10k, and the marathon. However, the intensity of this race is very high and your body will be working very hard when you are running it.
- Before you even begin training to sprint a 400 meter dash, you need to stretch. This race will require you to move at speeds your body does not normally move at, and you will therefore be putting a lot of strain on your muscles. Pulling a muscle can be very painful and set you back, and tearing one can be much worse. If you warm up by jogging a lap or two around the track, then you will loosen your muscles. Then you need to stretch them so that they are prepared for the strain you will soon be putting on them.
- When you train to sprint a 400 meter race you will need to run several different distances at different intensities. Some days you will need to run a mile or even two miles in order to work on your muscular endurance and cardiovascular endurance. Other days you will need to run shorter distances such as 100 meters or 200 meters to work on your muscular strength and prepare your legs for the intensity of the quarter mile race. However, the best way to prepare to sprint a 400 meter dash is by practicing the 400 meter dash. You can race your friends or teammates and you can even practice racing your own best time.
- Cool down after you run a race or practice so that your legs will be less sore the next day. Cooling down should consist of slowly jogging a lap or more around the track and then stretching again afterwards. This will allow your legs to recover more quickly and be ready to train again as soon as possible.