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Strength Training for Distance Runners - Versatile Conditioning Improves... [ARTICLE]

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Many good distance coaches recognize that a strength training regimen will enhance their athletes' durability, coordination, and...... Continue

Short Sprinting [ARTICLE]

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"Rhythms Create Order Among Chaos"; a phrase not only tattooed on my right foot, but a mantra for daily living. I see the world in rhythms, and if you...... Continue

The Long Sprint - Reclassifying the 800m [ARTICLE]

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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

Pacing Strategy - Can Analytics Help Us Run Faster in Cross-Country? [ARTICLE]

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Over the past decade, data analysis has sparked a revolution across all sports. Well-known "truths" have been gradually - often begrudgingly - over-turned...... Continue

High Jump Approach Mapping - A New Way to Develop A Consistent High Jump Approach [ARTICLE]

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When Dick Fosbury introduced the world to the "flop" high jump technique at the 1968 Olympic Games it became the gold standard for high jumping...... Continue

Overtraining in Sport - With an Emphasis on Distance Runners [ARTICLE]

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Colin Powell stated, "a dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work" (Brainy Quote, 2013). Many of us...... Continue

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

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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]

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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 Nature of Speed - Enhancing Sprint Abilities... [ARTICLE]

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The desire to outrun the competition is a trademark of many sporting endeavors. While there is compelling evidence sprint speed is ultimately limited by an athlete's genetics (Vincent et al. 2007), optimal training can improve their competitive...... Continue

Straighten Up: The Importance of Proper Posture and the Quality of Stiffness in Sprinting [ARTICLE]

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Proper force application is a prerequisite for faster sprinting, jumping or throwing. Adequate strength levels in relation to sprinters' and jumpers' body weight is a great asset for successful performance only if the strength developed...... Continue

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