fasttrack85 wrote:My legs haven't been exactly "beaten up" so I would have to probably get adjusted to the high intensity workouts gradually. Why do you think i should wait 3-6 months to sprint? Do you mean to train or to compete?
To do sprint training. Competing would be another 3-6 months after that. Or more.
I would never waste my time with runners doing long continous tempo runs which would be practically useless to a sprinter.
Well I'm not talking about marathon-style training. More like 10-15 miles a week, like somebody getting ready for a 5K, with some interval work in there too. Not trying to be a sprinter in the first few months, you're preparing your joints and tendons and hamstrings and heart and lungs for the pounding they will take when you later train like a sprinter.
I do believe I would need to build up sprint related general fitness. As far as strength goes I am generally strong and already workout regularly.
Good, so maybe your transition can be on the lower end of that 3-6 month range.
Of course, if you prefer you can directly start training like a sprinter from day 1, and deal with the injuries which will likely delay your progress more than an initial 3-6 month phase-in period of jogging and interval work.