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Speed as a Primary Physical Component in Cross Country Training

[dynamic_date date_format=”F d\\, Y” before=”Updated%20″ after=””]   Despite what it is intuitive to the training of cross country runners, absolute speed is a critical primary physical component to five kilometer (k) racing success.  Many studies have linked the 40 meter maximum velocity performance in a runner to success in events all the way out to…

The Training Environment – The Forgotten Stimulus

The training environment, depending on the situation, lies on both ends of the spectrum of control and influence we as coaches have on a practice session. The real art is managing the environmental factors that are both active and passively affecting what is taking place and what is being produced during the session. What can…

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…

Speed Endurance Workouts For Jumpers & Combo Sprinter/Jumpers

  Jumping events are defined as acceleration to an optimal speed, followed by an attempt to maintain the highest level of that velocity through the point of takeoff. Speed Endurance workouts gives jumpers the confidence and capacity to challenge the intensities they use in competitions.  But what do speed endurance workouts for jumpers look like? …