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Letter from the Editor, January 2017

Letter from the Editor, January 2017
Letter from the Editor, January 2017 Happy New Year readers, and I hope your 2017 is off to a good start. The January edition of The Hurdle Magazine has a heavy focus on teaching, as that is what I do best. This month’s workout, “60m Hurdle Prep Workout,” is designed specifically as a pre-meet workout...

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Transitioning from Four to Three

Transitioning from Four to Three
Transitioning from Four to Three A high school junior I started working with this year has a personal best of 16.5 in the 100m hurdles, and that’s with 9-stepping to the first hurdle and 4-stepping the rest of the way. She’s about 5’5” and has decent speed. When I started working with her about six...

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What Makes for a Great Hurdler

What Makes for a Great Hurdler
What Makes for a Great Hurdler In last month’s issue, I detailed the criteria that I feel make for a great hurdles coach. In this issue I want to list and explain my criteria for what makes a great hurdler. “Great” is a relative term, and to me it involves more than just running fast...

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60m Hurdle Prep Workout

60m Hurdle Prep Workout
55/60m Hurdle Prep Workout With the indoor season in full swing, I thought it would be a good idea to include a workout in this issue that is specifically designed for the 55/60m hurdles. Because this race is so short, the start is even more important than it is in the 100/110m outdoor hurdle race....

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Liu vs. Trammell, Reebok 2007

Liu vs. Trammell, Reebok 2007
Liu vs. Trammell, Reebok 2007 For this month’s great race, we’re going to take a look back at the 2007 Reebok Grand Prix men’s 110 meter hurdle final, in which Liu Xiang narrowly defeated Terrence Trammell in an epic battle. Many big names were in that race, even if they hadn’t all peaked yet at...

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The Coach as a Source of Confidence

The Coach as a Source of Confidence
The Coach as a Source of Confidence Last week I was talking to one of my students as she was studying for my English exam. The student, a sophomore girl named Morgan, is easily one of the best students in the class, as she has earned an A on almost every assignment throughout the semester....

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The Joy of Private Coaching

The Joy of Private Coaching
The Joy of Private Coaching About six years ago, when I was coaching for my school team during the school year and with a youth club team in the summer, I traveled to Atlanta to serve as a hurdles coach at a track camp. In talking to another coach, who coached sprinters and quarter-milers, he...

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