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Championship Meet Mental Preparation

Your team has just qualified for the state cross country meet with an excellent performance at the section race. Let the celebration begin! That is, for about four hours anyway. A good rule for celebrating (or pouting) is the Midnight Rule.  Championship meet mental preparation begins.  Celebrate your victory until no later than midnight of…

The Healthy Runner Project

Over the last 50 years the training of distance runners has evolved from a process of trial and error testing, to specific event-centered progressions that are deeply based in the scientific method.  Exercise physiologists, cardiologists, and endocrinologists, working with training theorists, have provided a wealth of empirical evidence for coaches to use as a resource…

Cross-Training Nonsense

General athletic skill is governed by physical maturity and individual developments in the five biomotor skills of speed, strength, endurance, flexibility, and coordination.  Development of specific athletic skill is governed by a training blend of the five biomotor skills, but with a strong emphasis on the singular skill type that is characteristic of the narrow…