This lunchtime (1-2pm) we're joined by GB international sprinter Conrad Williams who'll be answering your questions about speed - how to improve your raw speed, what training sessions work and how to hit your potential.
Mitchum athlete Conrad Williams was born in Jamaica and is trained by Linford Christie in London.Conrad ran the opening leg as Great Britain won 4x400m silver at the World Championships in Berlin in 2009. Prior to his efforts in the German capital he won 400m silver at the British Championships and also represented Britain in the relay at the European Team Championships in Portugal.
We're opening the discussion now Conrad so can get answering your questions at 1pm (rather than having to deal with a rush of questions at once).
I'm currently training for a half marathon, the furthest distance i've run is 6 miles and the marathon is in a few months time! How would you suggest i build up my running e.g how frequently should I be running?
do you have any favourite drills for increasing the turnover rate for your legs?
I'd be interested in knowing how much time do you dedicate to flexibility and how important you feel it is for middle distance specialists compared to pure sprint distance runners.
Also, do you or any other sprinters you know incorporate hill running into your training (e.g.springing, bounding) as a form of plyometric exercise?
Thanks very much
I would be interested in finding out the most effective training drills to increase my sprinting speed and how often I should be doing them?
Can you please share the type of over-distance running sessions that you do, i.e. reps or continuous runs over 400m in distance, at what pace you do them and how often.
Also, could you specify whether you do this all year round or are they restricted to a particular phase?
Good luck this season.
P.S. Exactly how painful did you find your 800 races this year?
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