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Going the Distance: Tearing Down the 1500 Meters [ARTICLE]


The 1500 meter race is considered one of the most exciting cornerstone events in any major track and field meet by athletes, coaches, and spectators...... Continue

Cross-Training for Runners [ARTICLE]


Running has long been one of the most popular, simplistic and enjoyable ways to exercise for all age groups. Running is a sport that can be practiced for a lifetime...... Continue

The Long Sprint - Reclassifying the 800m [ARTICLE]


The 800-meter race is one of the most challenging and exciting events to race and coach in track. Tactically, there is no margin for error and it demands that athletes possess a combination of strength, speed, and endurance. The running community...... Continue

Aerobic Power - Building a Bigger Engine in an Emerging Miler [ARTICLE]


All of the standard distance races including cross country are combined zone races. Combined zone means energy needed for muscular contractions at race pace is derived from both the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems in...... Continue

Breathing Rhythms [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

The total amount of air that you breathe each minute is the product of the size and number of breaths you take each minute. As you start to run you usually increase both the size and number of breaths, but the rate at which you breathe is...... Continue

Breath Based Training – A Different Approach to Distance Training [ARTICLE]


For the past eight years, our cross country teams at Grove City College, an NCAA DIII school in western Pennsylvania, which competes in the Presidents' Athletic Conference, have been using breathing-based training. My background in athletic...... Continue

Tempo Runs [ARTICLE]


Tempo runs have long been a staple of distance training, particularly for those training for race distances of 3,000 meters up to the marathon. The physiological benefits of tempo running and other forms of threshold training are well documented...... Continue

Pacing Strategies for Distance Events [ARTICLE]


Every four years before the summer Olympics, the U.S. holds an Olympic Trials track and field meet to determine the U.S. Olympic team. Athletes who have met the U.S. Olympic Trials "automatic" standard within the prescribed time period are...... Continue

Utilizing Both Time and AT to Become a Better Distance Coach [ARTICLE]


Coaches always ask what I consider to be the most important component(s) of a successful distance program. I have six that I know are truly important. They are: caring about each particular runner's well being, developing a program for long term...... Continue

Objectives...Middle Distance and Distance Running [ARTICLE]

by Everything Track and Field - MF Athletic on

1. Must build strength.. Not talking about bulk A. Includes strength from weights and resistance and strength in running. This is a necessity. 2. Must increase endurance. This is a must and we must continue to build up what we have. ... Continue