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Letter from the Editor, May 2015

Letter from the Editor Hello subscribers, and welcome to the May 2015 issue of The Hurdle Magazine. This month’s issue has a heavy emphasis on big-race preparation, since many athletes are either in their championship season or about to enter it. This is the time of year when all the training comes together, when emotions...

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Staying Calm before the Big Race

Staying Calm before the Big Race A lot of times athletes are advised to relax, to stay focused, to not let their nerves get the best of them when it comes to big races. But often, the same people giving such advice don’t really provide any concrete strategies as to how to calm the nerves....

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Championship Week

Championship Week For many high school and collegiate hurdlers who won’t qualify for nationals, the time to peak is now. With that being the case, this article will focus on preparing for the “big” meet that all training has been leading toward.  The general rule, is you want to go hard and fast early in...

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Why the 19-flat Hurdlers Matter

Why the 19-flat Hurdlers Matter “Everybody has to matter, or else nobody matters.” –Jim Gordon from the TV show Gotham The above quote is one of my favorites. I don’t get hooked on television shows very often, but Gotham has really grabbed me. As I’ve been working in Davidson, NC while still living three hours...

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Breathing in the Sprint Hurdles

Breathing in The Sprint Hurdles I recently received an email from a coach asking me about breathing in the 110/100 meter hurdles. Her athlete was having trouble with late-race breakdowns after getting out ahead of the field early on. The coach was wondering if her athlete’s breathing (or lack thereof) may have had something to...

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The Selfish Hurdler

The Selfish Hurdler It seems to me that hurdlers, more so than any other athletes in the sport of track and field, are most often accused of being selfish. Usually it’s the head coach making the accusation, or in some cases an assistant or a teammate. But whatever the case, I often find myself listening...

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Pre State Meet 300m Hurdle Workout

Pre State Meet 300m Hurdle Workout I don’t usually post workouts that are designed specifically for the 300 hurdles, but since many states that feature the 300 hurdles in their high school state championship meets will be having their state meets this month, I figured now would be a good time to do so. ...Want...

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