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You’re Fired Friday #6: Kneel Before Zod

There’s no short way to write out the extent of the fallout from my last You’re Fired Friday video. For the first time ever, only one person is on the chopping block. And today’s victim is the most ironic firing in the several year history of You’re Fired Friday. P.S. No children were harmed in…

Aerobic Power Principles

Aerobic power is considered a good measure of aerobic fitness. Commonly known as VO2 max, it is useful for the running coach to determine what velocity is associated with present day aerobic power development in an athlete at that moment in time. Once the vVO2 max is determined it can be used to structure aerobic…

Complete Track and Field Clinic – Registration Deadline Extended

Between being sick in bed all weekend and dealing with the comically childish reaction of grown adults to my last You’re Fired video, I never sent out my standard ‘Last Chance’ email/post. As I’ve gotten a number of requests to extend the offer already. So, I’m exending the Early Bird Registration Discounts for the Complete…

[Video] You’re Fired #5: Sacred Cows of Track and Field (NSFW)

After watching one of my relays get screwed and DQ’d at each of the last two All State Championship meets, deductive logic tells me one of the following must be true: 1. I’m an incompetent relays coach. 2. Some officials don’t know what they’re doing and/or have a vendetta against certain teams and/or coaches. #1…

Aerobic Power Primer

All of the standard distance races including cross country are combined zone races. Combined zone means that energy needed for muscular contractions at race pace is derived from both the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems in combination. Improvement in both the capacity and efficiency of these independent energy systems, and how they work in tandem,…

‘Winter Training’ Themed Articles & Workouts

Last week, a blizzard dropped 24 inches of snow on us. On the way to practice this morning, I drove through whiteout conditions and it was so cold out, it hurt. And we’re supposed to get another foot of snow on Monday. Whether you’re stuck inside all winter with your sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers, and throwers…

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