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Letter from the Editor October 2013

Letter from the Editor Sometimes an issue of a magazine is centered around a theme. Often this happens by design, but sometimes it happens organically, without direct intention. I love it when it happens this way, because it indicates that the writers and the interviewees are connected on a level that runs deeper than the...

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Terry Reese: Blessed to be a Hurdler

Terry Reese: Blessed to be a Hurdler  “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” –Frank A. Clark  Introduction Picture this: It’s 1991, you’re walking  past Paul Derr Stadium at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC on a weekday morning, and you look down the bleachers to the...

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Yoga for Hurdlers: A Matter of Balance

  Yoga for Hurdlers: A Matter of Balance All right hurdlers, it’s time to get your yoga on. Say what? Yoga? Heck yeah, you heard me right. Yoga. Though I’ve only dabbled in yoga myself, I’ve always been curious about the benefits that a regular yoga routine could provide for hurdlers in their training. My...

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Hamstring Strains: The Hurdler’s Curse

Hamstring Strains: The Hurdler’s Curse Of all the injuries that plague hurdlers, hamstring strains may be at the top of the list. If you’ve ever run the hurdles, you’ve probably experienced a time when you’ve felt a twinge on the underside of the thigh, or maybe a “funny” feeling, and you kept on going, thinking...

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Add-Another-Hurdle Workout

Add-Another-Hurdle Workout (for 300/400h) This workout is designed to help long hurdlers develop a consistent stride pattern through the first half of the race. Do this in warm weather, on fresh legs. In the fall, it can be done as the “speed day” workout in place of shorter sprints. In the spring/summer it’s a good...

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A Balanced Diet for a Balanced Hurdler

A Balanced Diet for a Balanced Hurdler I remember walking into a sandwich shop once during the spring of my sophomore year in college. I had come to pick up an order I had called in – a cheesesteak with mushrooms and fried onions. I walked up to the counter and the man on the...

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Hurdle Conditioning

Hurdle Conditioning The fall is a time of year for getting back in shape. When it comes to workouts, whether you're talking about on the track or in the weight room, it's a time for heavier volume at a  lower intensity level. It's all about building a foundation that will enable you to sustain yourself...

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October Instructional Video

The September issue of the magazine featured a video on Lead Leg Mechanics. Steve McGill taught how to lead with the knee, extend the leg, and cycle the heel back under the hip.   In this issue, McGill continues the series of instructional videos by discussing Trail Leg Mechanics.     ...Want to read the...

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