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Hurdle Nitty Gritty

It’s time to get down to the hurdle nitty gritty. My hurdle practices often resemble a borderline disaster. Sure, I have some kids who have finally developed the ability to three step, cut step and pull their trail leg through. But it’s hard to help them when I’m so distracted by the nightmare taking place…

The Oxygen Deficit Curve: The Limiter of Mid-Distance Performance

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) molecules are reduced and then regenerated constantly to facilitate skeletal muscle contractions.  The amount of ATP that goes through this process is astonishing.  David Costill Ph D, estimated that in the running of a marathon, an athlete will reduce and then regenerate, a quantity of ATP molecules equivalent to their full body…