Coaching the National Record Holder at 1600m
In the spring of 2013, Complete Track & Field Endurance Guru Scott Christensen coached one of his athletes to the Freshman National Record at 1600m.
Suffice to say, Scott does *work* when it comes to developing top shelf middle distance, distance and cross country athletes.
Take a look at a news story done about Scott’s athlete, his accomplishments and their training approach moving forward.
Scott Christensen’s Inventory of Coaching Resources (Exclusive to Complete Track and Field)
The Training Model for HS Middle Distance (800 – 1600)
“The Training Model for HS Middle Distance’ is designed for the coach to take the athlete from the first day of track practice to the last meet of the season. The program is separated into five month long presentations, and the narration varies from 65-85 minutes as I present an individual slide on each workout and describe the science and application behind each activity in every training session. I view this workout program as a farm-to-table cookbook where I not only give you all of the recipes, but I also go into depth in describing each of the ingredients.” - Scott Christensen
In this ‘Preparation and Training of the Elite Junior Middle Distance Runner‘ Master Class, spanning 2 hours and 35 minutes, Coach Christensen breaks his program up into four specific topics of discussion: Athlete and Event Profiling for the Middle Distance Events, Training Modalities for the 800 meter and 1600 meter Events, The Multi-Paced Training Scheme for the 800m and 1600m Events and Key Workouts for Each Pace of the Multi-Paced Training Scheme.
High School Middle Distance 2 Pack
Get immediate access to Scott Christensen’s amazing ‘Complete Program Design for HS Middle Distance (800-1600)’ AND ‘The Training Model for Middle Distance (800-1600)’ programs. Order these programs together and receive over $40 off the cost of buying both programs individually! Click on ‘Learn More’ in each individual program of for more info, but use the below ‘Add to Cart’ button to purchase both programs together!
The Training Model for HS Cross Country
Who Else Wants Every Single Cross Country Workout from June Through Nationals? In this extremely popular program, Coach Christensen not only gives you every workout for the entire season, he also takes the time to explain the art and (just enough) science behind the workouts and progressions.
Discover the Modern Training Approach employed by USTFCCCA Lead Endurance Instructor and actual High School Coach, Scott Christensen (Stillwater HS, Minnesota)
High School Cross Country 2 Pack
Get immediate access to Scott Christensen’s amazing ‘Complete Program Design for HS Cross Country/Training the Elite Junior CC Runner’ AND ‘The Training Model for HS Cross Country’ programs. Order these programs together and receive over $40 off the cost of buying both programs individually! Click on ‘Learn More’ in each individual program of for more info, but use the below ‘Add to Cart’ button to purchase both programs together!
The qualities and demands required for the distance events are as varied as the distances between races. If you don’t get it right, at best they’ll peak to early. At worst, you’ll run them right into a season ending overuse injury. To get the best results, you need to follow the system of a proven coach with years of success and experience coaching and training distance runners … click here for more from former Vice Chair of USATF’s Coaching Education Committee.
About Latif ThomasUSATF Level II and USTFCCCA Event Specialist (Sprints, Hurdles & Relays) Certified High School Track and Field coach specializing in the sprint events. But I know a thing or two about the jumps and hurdles as well.
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