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Letter from the Editor, December 2016

Letter from the Editor, December 2016
Letter from the Editor, December 2016 Hello readers, and welcome to the December 2016 edition of The Hurdle Magazine. Got another potpourri of articles for you this month. This month’s workout, “Downward Ladder Workout,” is designed as a lactic acid workout for the 400 meter hurdler. It’s a pretty intense workout that only the fit...

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What Makes a Great Hurdles Coach

What Makes a Great Hurdles Coach
What Makes a Great Hurdles Coach In one of my English classes we recently completed studying a novel called The Remains of the Day, about an English butler between World Wars I and II. In one part of the novel, the butler spends a lot of time explaining what it means to be a “great”...

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The Slow-Down Effect

The Slow-Down Effect
The Slow-Down Effect I’m a big fan of NBA basketball, dating back to my childhood, when my dad would take me and my brothers to attend Philadelphia 76ers games at the now non-existent Spectrum. I grew up cheering for the teams led by superstar Julius “Dr. J” Erving, making me a lifelong fan of the...

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Staring Down the Dream

Staring Down the Dream
Staring Down the Dream One thing I know for sure: you’re never too old to learn new life lessons. I always tell my athletes prior to big races, don’t back down from the moment. Sometimes when we’re so close to what we’ve always wanted that we can almost taste it, that’s when fear can be...

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Downward Ladder Workout

Downward Ladder Workout
Downward Ladder Workout This workout is designed as a lactic acid workout for the 400 meter hurdler. I always say that it doesn’t take a long time to feel a whole lot of pain. This workout can be completed in under 30 minutes, but it is very demanding, and should only be incorporated into the...

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Technical Connections

Technical Connections
Technical Connections No, this isn’t an article about computers or smart phones. It’s an article about how the various aspects of technique are connected. In working with a few of my regular kids in my private coaching, I’ve noticed some connections that I wouldn’t have thought to consider before, and I’d like to point them...

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Greatest Men’s 400 Hurdle Race Ever

Greatest Men’s 400 Hurdle Race Ever
The Greatest Men’s 400 Hurdle Race Ever Continuing last month’s tradition of looking back at some of the most thrilling hurdle races run in history, this month we’re going to look back to the 1987 World Championships in Rome, where the 400 meter hurdle final was one for the ages. The principal characters included Edwin...

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