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Training Sub-Elite Middle Distance Athletes

Building and maintaining a healthy population of middle distance athletes is important in achieving rewards for a team, and in having a pipeline for future success.  Like it or not, individual performances are driven by internal dynamics directly related to the pyramid of numbers in a particular training group.  The really good runners do ascend…

Trainability of the Middle Distance Athlete

Why do some athletes develop into accomplished middle distance runners, capable of running fast and winning races, while others get just a little better despite doing similar workouts throughout their careers?  Also, most young seventh and eighth graders are about equal in distance running ability after their first season and usually only a few seconds…

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