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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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4 Goals of 800 Meter Training

  The 800-meter is a unique event.  According to a study done by the University of Western Australia, there is a 60% aerobic energy system contribution to top male athletes and 70% aerobic energy contribution for top female athletes running at 800-meters.  It is important to note that the slower the athlete is, the more…… More

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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…… 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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The Top 3 Articles, Programs & Answers of November 2013

I understand you may not have time to catch everything that we post on 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 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…… More

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Why 10k Pace is Critical for 400/600/800m Athletes (Video)

 Ron Grigg’s ‘Complete Program Design for 400/600/800 Meter Athletes’ Planning training for our primary event 400/600/800m athletes comes down to finding the optimal mix of ‘speed’ and ‘endurance’ related training activities. In doing this dance, we also must be aware of the impact our own personal coaching bias plays in selecting various workout parameters. For…… More

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The Truth About Coaching 400/600/800 Athletes

  Download: The 7 Laws of 400/600/800 Meter Coaching Success  The 400/600/800 meter events have definite speed requirements, yet they also have high to predominant aerobic contributions.   The athletes who excel at 400/600/800 meters do not possess a high percentage of type 2b fast twitch fibers as would be found in pure sprinter.  They also…… More

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Learn This at the Summer Clinic (Heavy vs Light Sled Pulls)

If you study speed development based resistance training, you’ve no doubt read the standard line, espoused by many, to ‘never use more than 10% of bodyweight’ when doing sled pulls. The logic is that any more resistance than that will compromise acceleration mechanics making the drill not only ineffective, but counterproductive. Well, the other day…… More

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What is The Best Way to train 400m runners?

Within the world of 400m coaching, there lies a spectrum of viable approaches we can take to elicit respectable performances out of our sprinters, regardless of age, gender or innate talent level, especially when you want to train 400m runners. Combine my lack of belief in concepts like ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ with being hypercompetitive well…… More

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