Make the most of your workout!
Your ability to sprint may be determined by training your “fast twitch” muscle fibers properly. Whereas, for endurance sports (e.g. running), you may want to focus on your “slow twitch” muscles, which require more oxygen but can sustain a longer duration of muscle contraction.
Why not work them both, with this easy technique:
Technique: When performing nearly any weight training exercise, vary the contraction speed to activate both slow and fast twitch muscle fibers. For example, do 10 reps at a “one, two, three” count contraction and “one, two, three” count release. Then do 10 reps with a “one” and “one” count contraction/release.
Some great exercises to try this with are where your legs or shoulders are stationary during the exercise (e.g., don’t try this with a side lunge where you have to step your leg out to lunge):
After a few weeks of adding this small technique to your weight training routine, see what a difference it makes in your sprint and/or endurance running.