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Speed Endurance Work for the Middle Distance Athlete

Speed endurance work is often overlooked by middle distance coaches.  The theoretical concept isn’t, but the workouts done to directly address it, is.  Speed endurance is understood to be the ability to maintain a very high percentage of maximum velocity over the greatest distance possible.  Many different workouts touch on the concept, with repeat 500-600…

The Training Environment – The Forgotten Stimulus

The training environment, depending on the situation, lies on both ends of the spectrum of control and influence we as coaches have on a practice session. The real art is managing the environmental factors that are both active and passively affecting what is taking place and what is being produced during the session. What can…

Cross Country Workout Themes

One of the most important chores that a cross country coach does is to set the workout themes for the many daily sessions during the season.  The workouts must be compatible with the other workouts that are sequenced around each other, and themes must be appropriate for the time in the macrocycle in which they…

Speed Endurance for the Sprint Hurdles

Every sprint race has a period where the ability to hold off the effects of fatigue hurts overall performance. In the 100 meter and 100 meter sprint hurdle races, the transition from acceleration, to top end and speed endurance are almost identical. Both races hit max velocity at almost the same location in sub-elite and…