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Letter from the Editor April 2016

Letter from the Editor April 2016
Letter from the Editor April 2016 Hello readers, sorry that this month’s issue comes out a couple days late. But I feel confident in saying that it will prove to be worth the wait. This month’s articles focus a lot on technique and rhythm, emphasizing my role as a “teacher” of all things hurdle-related. In...

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12.36? OMG!

12.36? OMG!
12.36? OMG! In the further adventures of Kendra Harrison, she ran a legal (+1.4) 12.36 last weekend at the Spec Towns Invitational in Georgia - a low key meet with relatively little competition. Her time stands as the fastest season opener in history, and ranks her among the top five of all time in American...

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The Start in the 400 hurdles

The Start in the 400 hurdles
The Start in the 400 hurdles In the 400 meter hurdles, the start of the race is just as important as it is in any other sprint and hurdle event. The start is where tempo is established. A bad start can lead to a bad race, and a good start can lead to a good...

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Breaking up the Rhythm

Breaking up the Rhythm
Breaking up the Rhythm Rhythm in the hurdles is a beautiful thing. More than any other aspect of the event, rhythm is the component that makes it personal, that separates one individual from another, that transforms the race into a dance, into a celebration of life. But there’s a dark side to rhythm that must...

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Run on the Balls of the Feet

Run on the Balls of the Feet
Run on the Balls of the Feet A lot of athletes ask me questions about what they should focus on in their hurdling. And when I see video footage of their races or have them come by for a training session, I almost always find the same root cause for all of their hurdling problems:...

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Learning to Train at Different Speeds

Learning to Train at Different Speeds
Learning to Train at Different Speeds Because the school where I currently teach and coach does not have a track, our team practices at a middle school about ten minutes down the road (usually fifteen minutes with traffic). So, most days, we are sharing space with the middle school team. When it comes to hurdling,...

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Quick-step Rhythm Shake-up Workout

Quick-step Rhythm Shake-up Workout
Quick-step Rhythm Shake-up Workout This workout is designed to help hurdlers deal with the rhythm adaptations that they will have to make in the course of a race, with the middle part of the race being the “danger zone” and the latter part of the race being the part where fatigue sets in. ...Want to...

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