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Why Distance Runners Should Attend a 2 Day Clinic

Distance/Middle distance coaches: I can tell you why you should join the Distance Group at this summer’s CTF Clinic, but I’m a sprints guy and I’m not sure what I say carries as much weight with you as it does with other sprinters/sprints coaches. Instead, I ask you to take a minute and read this…… More

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4 Programs To Save Your Season!

In every season there comes a point where you realize your group might not have enough fuel to make it to the runway, so to speak. For me, there is always a meet relatively late in the season where athletes under-perform so hard I’m not sure why I got out of bed. The moment arrived…… More

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Controversial New Program Offends the Gods of Track & Field!

I didn’t think there was anything controversial about Ron Grigg’s 400/600/800 program or the way that I promoted it. But, if there’s one thing I’ve learned posting training information on the Internet for the last 10 years, it’s that some people hate kittens, Christmas and the laughter of children. It all started when I posted…… More

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Coaches Clinic in Connecticut on November 23, 2014

If you live near Wesleyan University/Middletown, CT, I highly recommend attending the High School Track and Field Coaches Clinic going down on Saturday, November 23 from 8am-1:30pm. Somehow I’ve been selected to give the Keynote presentation which I assume means I should deviate from my standard seminar practice of filling the time with Bill Cosby…… More

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New Articles – September 24 – October 1 (2013)

I have several new (and CTF exclusive) articles for you today so I’m just going to jump right into it since they cover multiple events and topics. First, if you missed my email last week, Complete Track and Field is under new ownership. This means a number of new changes are in the works. Please…… More

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The New Complete Track and Field!

You may have noticed I haven’t sent out too many emails, tweets or Facebook posts over the past 6 weeks or so. Oh you didn’t notice? Sweet. Well, just take my word for it. I’ve been off the grid working hard to keep Complete Track and Field alive! And, after some contentious negotiations, is…… More

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Summer Speaking Engagements

Can’t get enough Coach Thomas comedy? Want to see which fancy pants coaches I’ve been stealing from lately and how I’ve adapted it to my HS athletes? Well why wait another 45 minutes before receiving yet another email from me when you can come see me live and in person! On June 22, I’ll be…… More

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Strength & Power Development (programs on sale this week only)

We have programs on sale this week — and you can’t get faster if you don’t get stronger. You can’t jump higher or farther if you don’t get stronger. Sure you can make improvements from cleaning up mechanics, posture and technique. But there’s a very low glass ceiling if that’s where you spend all of…… More

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3 Ways Track & Field Can Save Itself From Complete Irrelevance

Let’s face it: The sport of track and field is, well, a joke. I’ve never had a conversation with a single soul, living or dead, who has said, with a straight face, “Wow. Track and field. There’s a sport that’s really got its act together. ” I love track and field. Obviously. But you’re about 50…… More

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Success is a Choice?

Today is the one day of the year I like to take some time to reflect on where I’ve been, where I’m at and where I’m going. Because I believe, fundamentally, that our external reality is the mirror image of our internal reality. The physical manifestation of our thoughts, beliefs and expectations. (I know, I…… More

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Internet speed gurus and the people who love to hate them

  I like to study the patterns. And I’ve found another one. It seems that a lot of brand name (and not so brand name) coaches out there have decided it’s their duty and responsibility to announce who is and is not qualified to create training products. They’ve also set the standard for what is…… More

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Why I’m leaving Athletes’ Acceleration

When I first started coaching, I worked with athletes in pretty much every sport. Our first clinics were multisport. The first Complete Speed Training was aimed at general speed development. But as the years have gone by, I’ve found myself specializing. Here in 2011 I have become focused almost exclusively on developing track and field…… More

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