Archives for Ron Grigg

Speed or Endurance in the 400m, 600m & 800m Races?

Track and field is a counterintuitive sport. That’s why most high school kids are terrible at it. I’m constantly reminding my athletes that their rate of progress is directly proportional to their ability to do the opposite of what feels natural. Push ‘down and back’ to go ‘up and forward’. Jump ‘away’ from the bar…

Identification and Prioritization of Your Training Themes – Part 1

PART 1 – Training Paces How do we decide what to train and when to train it?  That is part science and part art.  Let’s establish a menu of training paces available to us.  Coaches of different disciplines and different influences use a variety of terms that often mean the same or similar things.  We…

Identification and Prioritization of Your Training Themes – Part 2

PART 2 – Terminology Now that we have identified the paces available to us, let’s create a system of terminology that can help us prioritize those training paces as they relate to any primary event.  The philosophies of Lyle Knudson, Tom Schwartz and Steve Magness have heavily influenced my perception of classifying training.  I have…

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…

The Best Way to Teach Top Speed Mechanics? The Wicket Drill (VIDEO)

Ron Grigg’s ‘Complete Program Design for 400/600/800m Athletes’   This week I’ve been talking about helping your 400/600/800m athletes get better, via Jacksonville University Director of Track & Field, Ron Grigg. First, we highlighted athlete and event characteristics in order to provide a framework for training. Yesterday, we showed you why 10k pace reps are…

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