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Do Your Sprinters Have a Fumbling Problem?

I coach at a distance school where the distance coaches love watching sprinters do (what appears to be) aerobic work. I’m pretty sure it’s a commonly held belief among distance coaches that doing long repeats/intervals make sprinters ‘mentally tough’. It doesn’t. Special Endurance does. But, when structured correctly, it does improve anaerobic threshold and that’s…… More

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3 Reasons Sprinters Fall Apart at the End of Races

This past Saturday I had the distinct pleasure of attending a 6 hour freshman/sophomore meet. The meet was very well run, it was just, you know, a 6 hour freshman/sophomore meet. I can’t tell you how many times I watched sprinters fall apart at the end of races. So, I’m standing there, minding my own…… More

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2011 New England Sprints & Jumps Clinic (Major Update)

  Just a reminder that the ‘Early Bird’ registration discount comes to a close one week from today (June 15). So I highly recommend you sign up now, if you haven’t already. If you know me, you know I’m a big fan of diversity. So I’m really excited about the fact that our reach extends…… More

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3 Rules for Developing Speed

  If I had to pick one thing that contributed to the success of my sprints/hurdles/jumps program this year, especially being in a new (distance runner based) school, it would be this: I went back to the basics. And the truth is I simply had no choice. This spring, for example, I had to teach…… More

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The Truth about ‘Peaking’

  It’s Championship Season and, if you’re a coach, you’re hoping you’ve put your athletes in position to have their best performances during this small window of ‘win or go home’ meets. So at this time of year, I get a lot of questions about peaking. -What are the best workouts to get athletes to…… More

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Top 3 Reasons to ‘Like’ our New Fan Page

  If you haven’t already, here are 3 reasons to bookmark the Complete Track and Field Facebook Fan Page. 1. Email is dead. Ok, it’s not dead. But it’s on life support. Outside of work, how often do you really check your email? If anything, you go right to Facebook. That’s what I do. And…… More

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2011 New England Sprints & Jumps Clinic

The 2011 New England Sprints & Jumps clinic will be held at Brown University on Saturday July 23 and Sunday July 24, 2011. Click here for more information and to register for the event: 2011 New England Sprints & Jumps Clinic If you have questions about the event, please post them in the comment section…… More

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Want faster sprinters? Focus on this.

Yesterday at practice I had my assistant coach lead the group of 100+ kids while I did some talent identification. Since it was about 30 degrees out and snowing, we weren’t exactly running fly 30s. So what was I looking for to determine who had innate athletic ability? This one skill. To your success, Latif…… More

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