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Top 5 Posts of the Week (4/12-4/18)

If I send out too many emails, people start losing their minds. So, unless you visit the site a few times a week, you’re missing some great (free) information. Here, then, are the Top 5 Most Viewed posts from CompleteTrackandField.com over the last 7 days: 5: Speed Training Starts Early by Marc Mangiacotti (Harvard University)…… More

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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 Coaching Lessons for (Young) Coaches

This past weekend I had the opportunity to speak at the 40th New England Track and Field Coaches Clinic for the second time. Somehow I snuck my way into the same group of speakers as Renaldo Nehemiah, Jack Daniels (the coach!), Harvey Glance, Keith McDermott (three cheers for the work he did to get $4…… More

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The Top 3 Articles, Programs & Answers of February 2014

I understand you may not have time to catch everything I post each month. As I continue to increase the frequency of new posts across the spectrum of event groups and training modalities, I put together a ‘Best of’ each month so you can get your track nerd on. Below are ‘The Top 3 of…… More

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The Top 3 Articles, Programs & Answers of January 2014

  I understand you may not have time to catch everything I post each month. And since I didn’t do a ‘Top 3’ for December, if you don’t follow me on Twitter and/or Facebook, you may have missed a number of thought provoking (and exclusive) blog entries I posted over the last couple month or…… More

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3 Ways to Avoid Shin Splints

  Sooner or later, shin splints will rear their ugly little faces. If you’re lucky, it’ll only hit a few athletes. If not, you’ll have a group full of kids whose legs are pudding. If you’re blessed with living in a cold weather environment where you’re stuck in hallways all winter, you have a 1253%…… More

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The Top 3 Articles, Programs & Answers of November 2013

I understand you may not have time to catch everything that we post on CompleteTrackandField.com during the course of the month. So, today I’m doing a quick(ish) recap since you probably missed some stuff you’d be interested in. Below are ‘The Top 3 of November 2013′ for the following categories: 3 Most Popular Articles, 3…… More

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The Top 3 Articles, Programs & Answers of October 2013

I understand you probably don’t have time to catch everything that we post on CompleteTrackandField.com during the course of the month. So, today I’m doing a quick(ish) recap since you probably missed some stuff you’d be interested in. Below are ‘The Top 3 of October 2013′ for the following categories: 3 Most Popular Articles, 3…… 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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Important Summer Clinic Update – Part I

Here are answers to a bunch of questions you probably have about the clinic, as well as answers to questions you didn’t reallize you have… 1. Send in your medical waivers or no soup for you! WARNING: If you already sent them in via email/snail mail/fax, for the love of all that is good and…… More

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Why You Shouldn’t Coach Freshmen

The other day, while trolling the Interwebs, I saw a post about how a coach had an athlete run 4×8, 800, 1600 *and* 3200 in the same meet. I tweeted: Any coach who has a HS kid run 4×8, 800, 1600, 3200 in same meet should be fired on the spot. — Latif Thomas (@latif_thomas)…… More

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Distance/Middle Distance Runners and Coaches…

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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Every Sprinter Needs to Fix *This*…

Earlier this season we were doing race pace 50m starts as part of our 400m training. Obviously, these are submaximal runs. However, my top 400m runner said that it felt like she had to go ‘all out’ to hit her times, and she was using starting blocks. Why does it feel like this? Like most…… More

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