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Taking Time Off

All endurance runners need time off from training in order to regenerate the body and relax the mind.  In most cases this regeneration time follows a vigorous racing schedule and an intense training period.  Endurance fitness is elusive because it cannot be maintained over an indefinite length of time.  Training adaptations are disruptive to the…

“Working the Dirt II”

Let’s look at three more hurdle qualities I believe can assist coaches in making them better able to make your “Newbie” hurdlers fast and your experienced hurdlers faster. I had a community college guy who was competition in his first decathlon, and was terrified of the high hurdles. The hurdle height did not scare him…

“Working the Dirt”

The 100 meter and 110 meter hurdles events must be thought of as sprint events, and not an event where you dump the slow kids. So don’t fill your hurdler crew with those young people who were not able to make your top three or four flat 100-200 meter sprinters. Since pure acceleration, acceleration, transition…