From the Editor The revamped version of www.hurdlesfirst.com and the newly-created The Hurdle Magazine represent a long-time vision of mine that has finally become a reality. Since the content of the first issue is discussed in the introduction video on the website’s homepage, I want to take this space to thank everyone who helped make [...]
An Ode to Life “Life is hard sometimes. Life is about recovery.” -George Gervin This will be the first article I’ve written in over six months. Until recently, I didn’t know if I would ever write another one again. It just didn’t seem to matter anymore. Nothing did. The roots of my despondency dated [...]
Wayne Davis II: The Record Chaser “To express yourself, to be unique, to have a unique style, there’s no beginning and there’s no end. It’s an ongoing, never-ending journey. It’s an ocean you never will cross.” -David S. Ware Introduction In the men’s 110 meter high hurdles, there’s a common assumption – and with [...]
Trusting the Imagination “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” -Albert Einstein As coaches and as athletes, we rely upon knowledge to give us direction. We want to [...]
World Champs 2013: A Little Old School, A Little New School “It ain’t old school or new school, it’s true school.” –Talib Kweli In the hurdle events at the 2013 Track & Field World Championships in Moscow this past August, we learned a lot. We learned that experience is a huge key to success, [...]
Shin Splints: Painful to the Touch One of the most dreaded injuries known to plague hurdlers is that of the dreaded monster we collectively refer to as shin splints. I don’t think you can run the hurdles and not suffer from shin pain to some degree. In most cases, the pain is manageable and doesn’t [...]
Cone Workout Introduction: This workout is not to be confused with the cone drill, also known as the stick drill, in which cones or sticks are set up a certain distance apart to help athletes increase their stride length. This workout does also address stride length, but it is a workout, not a drill. [...]
Here is our first instructional video, on Lead Leg Mechanics. Steve McGill teaches how to lead with the knee, extend the leg, and cycle the heel back under the hip. Also look forward to the next issue, when McGill will discuss Trail Leg Mechanics, and we will have improved audio equipment for better sound [...]
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Sounds about the same as where we are. Weather has limited any ability to get any hurdling in. It's supposed to get warmer this week, so I'm hoping to get in some stride pattern stuff. Our first outdoor meet is three weeks away.
We are still doing overdistance (ie. 500m repeats) at this time with some 150-200m repeat workouts. 1st thing I lost as a masters athlete was speed endurance, so most of the year has to be devoted to conditioning. This mth, just started doing some temp...
Hi Glenn, sounds like this could be a rhythm issue more so than a fear issue. If you haven't tried it yet, I would suggest lowering the hurdles to 30 inches so that you can focus more on sprinting and less on the hurdles themselves. And move them in tw...
I am a masters athlete (M45) trying to coach myself hurdles. I find this article very interesting with explaining the fear in getting the three step in a 110m hurdles race. I hae this problem in not being able to reach the race spacing no matter what I...
Dr X, I'd be interested to get your ideas on training this time of year for the 400 hurdles, seeing as how competition in your specialty event is still far away. Are you incorporating hurdling into your training yet?