How does one go about determining an appropriate volume of training in a track sprinting program? I’m a little bewildered as to how to know to add/subtract some work. I suppose a power meter is a good option, but I haven't got the cash for that. Maybe in the spring. What else works?
I feel like my efforts are 100% effort, but many are not 100% quality due to tiredness/fatigue. I’m attempting to find a good balance of volume and fatigue, but unsure of how to determine when I’ve put in too much or too little time. I’ve recently stepped up my training time, and am feeling tired a lot of the time, which I’m fine with as long as things come together after a rest week/taper for a race. I’m a pretty motivated and competitive guy, and will certainly have no problem driving myself into the ground. I’m just smart enough to know this is not a good idea without being smart enough to figure out how to balance that with proper training volume.
What is your training volume, and how did you figure it out? What is a reasonable amount of rest after full-tilt sprint efforts?