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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’   Becoming ‘trilingual’ is crucial to your ability to plan effective training for your combo 400/800 runners. Your first step is to understand athlete and event characteristics in order to provide a framework for training. To better speak ‘distance coach’, I showed you why 10k pace reps are critical…

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…

The Top 3 Articles, Programs & Answers of October 2013

I understand you probably don’t have time to catch everything that we post on CompleteTrackandField.com 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 October 2013’ for the following categories: 3 Most Popular Articles, 3…

Pace Awareness Using Borg’s Ratings of Perceived Exertion (RPE)

  Training and racing experience leads to a more sophisticated middle distance athlete.  Coaches measure this advancing experience with a concept known as training age.  Once the runner has physically matured and transitioned from middle school to high school (and beyond), training age becomes more of a conditioning factor than chronological age is in setting…