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Letter from the Editor, February 2015

Letter from the Editor Welcome, readers, to the February 2015 issue of The Hurdle Magazine, and I hope you enjoy your Valentine’s Day weekend with loved ones. This month’s issue features a collection of articles centered around the theme of balance. “A Balanced Life” is the first article I wrote for this issue. In it...

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Hurdling Alone

Hurdling Alone  I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. -Henry David Thoreau Sometimes you need to just get away from it all. The noise of people around you and the noise in your own mind. Sometimes you need to head out to the track and get a workout in by yourself....

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A Balanced Life

A Balanced Life  “Half of the time we’re gone, but we don’t know where, no we don’t know where.” -Paul Simon So after eighteen months away, I have returned to life as a full-time English teacher. Grading papers, making lesson plans, lecturing, leading class discussions on Shakespeare dramas, metaphysical poems, and how to use conjunctive...

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Timing on Top

Timing on Top In last month’s issue we focused on the timing aspect of hurdling as it applied to take-off. In this month’s issue we’ll focus on the same topic as it applies to positioning on top of the hurdle. Keep in mind, as you read, that if the timing is off at take-off, it...

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Overtraining

Overtraining Earlier this week one of my former athletes emailed me a link to an article about overtraining, and I found myself thinking, hm, this is pretty interesting. Although the article focused more on people in the general population who hire personal trainers to guide their exercise plan, the article seemed quite relevant to track...

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Juice Cleansing Experience

My Juice Cleanse Experience By Keare Smith Several weeks ago I set out to complete my first serious juice cleanse. As I discussed in my previous article, it is recommended that your cleanse goal be attainable and realistic. Before the start of the cleanse, I set out to do just that. I truly believed that...

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4 X 300 Workout

4x300 over Hurdles Workout The following workout is designed to help 300/400m hurdlers build up speed-endurance and to prepare for the rhythm of the outdoor hurdle race at a time of year when they’re transitioning from the indoor to the outdoor season, as many schools will begin to train for outdoor meets in late February...

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