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Letter from the Editor October 2016

Letter from the Editor October 2016
Letter from the Editor Hello readers, and welcome to the October 2016 edition of The Hurdle Magazine. This essay once again puts an emphasis on the teaching aspects, as I have been doing a lot of that lately in working one-one-one in private sessions with several hurdlers at the youth and high school level. With...

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Adapting the Workout to the Athlete

Adapting the Workout to the Athlete
Adapting the Workout to the Athlete One of the beautiful things about hurdling, and one of the more difficult things from a coach’s perspective, is that not every hurdler responds the same way to the same workouts, and not every hurdler can be challenged in the same way. As a coach, I go into every...

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The Space Between

The Space Between
The Space Between In any hurdle race, negotiating the space between the hurdles matters as much as the action of clearing each hurdle itself. Many hurdlers and hurdle coaches tend to overemphasize the hurdling part of hurdling, if you get what I mean. In the short hurdles, rhythm issues can cause crashes, balance issues, and...

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When to Raise the Hurdles in Practice

When to Raise the Hurdles in Practice
When to Raise the Hurdles in Practice Lowering the height of the hurdles below race height during practice sessions is a very common practice among hurdling coaches, including myself. Lowering the hurdles in full-speed workouts allows hurdlers to focus more on being fast. Lowering them in drills allows hurdlers to learn proper technique without developing...

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Ladder Workout for the 400 Hurdler

Ladder Workout for the 400 Hurdler
Ladder Workout for the 400 Hurdler Workout: 200, 400, 600, 400, 200 Rest: 3 minutes after the 200 4 minutes after the 400 5 minutes after the 600, 4 minutes after the second ...Want to read the rest? Subscribe Now!

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Upon My Return

Upon My Return
Upon My Return One of the most significant life-defining events in my life occurred in my senior year of high school, when I was diagnosed with a rare blood disease, aplastic anemia. I’ve written about it many times before, but here I would like to talk about my return to track competition, four months after...

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Why the Greatest American Athletes Don’t Run Track Professionally

Why the Greatest American Athletes Don’t Run Track Professionally
Why the Greatest American Athletes Don’t Run Track Professionally The year was 1985. I was a freshman in college. Michael Jordan was in his second year with the Chicago Bulls. This was long before his run of championships, long before people were calling him the greatest basketball player who ever lived. At this point in...

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