Training in the Hallways: Mangaging Shin Splints and Training Volumes

Posted by Latif Thomas

To make sure I crossed every ‘t’ and dotted every ‘i’ before launching my new Complete Program Design for Sprinters program, I asked coaches to answer the following:

What is your biggest question about training in the hallways?

I’ve received 318 responses so far and noted some clear patterns in what you asked. I took all the posts and grouped them into roughly 10 questions that covered a solid 80% of what I read.

I made an audio recording answering all the questions so far as they specifically applied to training on concrete hallways and gym floors.

Have a listen to my answers to the top 2 questions:

  1. How do you avoid/manage shin splints?
  2. How do you get all the volume in when you have such limited space to work?

Click play to listen.


Click here to download the audio.





Latif Thomas owns and operates Complete Track and Field and serves as the Co-Director of the Complete Track and Field Clinic, the largest track and field clinic in the United States. A popular speaker and presenter at some of the largest coaching clinics in the country. Over the past 15 years, he has coached more combined League, Division, All State and New England Champions in the sprints, hurdles, and jumps than he had the emotional strength to go back and try to count. Follow @latif_thomas on Twitter

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