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The Genius of Frank Horwill

Frank Horwill was a middle-distance coach in Great Britain during the heyday of the British Milers Club, a training group that he founded.  Before there was David Rudisha and Asbel Kiprop of Kenya, there was Steve Cram, Steve Crabb, Sebastian Coe, and Steve Ovett of the British Milers Club in the 1980’s and early 1990’s…… 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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The Curious Case of Lactate

  Lactate is produced in the cells of the body on a constant basis.  Quick, blink!  You just produced lactate in the muscles of your eyelid.  Because these sorts of activities produce very small amounts of lactate, the body disposes of it quickly and efficiently by transporting it to the liver where it is filtered…… More

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Aerobic Capacity and Aerobic Power

  There are several critical aspects to aerobic fitness in all endurance sports, including cross country running in particular. For instance, aerobic capacity is an important factor, and is defined as the maximal oxygen intake in liters per minute for an athlete. It is a true measure of individual work intensity, and its measured value…… More

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