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Letter from the Editor, January 2015

Letter from the Editor, January 2015 Happy New Year to all The Hurdle Magazine subscribers out there. I hope the new year finds you in good health and ready to enjoy the upcoming track season. For those of you who have already started with indoor meets, hope you’re off to a good start, and keep...

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Learning from the Cheetah

Learning from the Cheetah I’m a big fan of nature shows. Other than track meets, sporting events, and Family Feud, nature shows are the only thing I watch consistently on television. The ones I like most feature animals in the wild. Elephants, buffalo herds, wolves, and lions tigers and bears. Being a track coach, I...

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110/150/200 Workout

 110/150/200 Workout This month’s workout is another good running workout that serves as over-distance for 100/110m hurdlers and speed work for 300/400m hurdlers. When trying to build speed-endurance in hurdlers, it helps sometimes to do workouts in which the ladder goes upward, so that the athletes have to maintain their speed as the distances increase...

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Racing Your Way into Shape

Racing Your Way into Shape At the high school and collegiate levels of track and field there are enough meets in the indoor season and early indoor season that racing can be (must be?) incorporated into the training schedule. Back in my high school days there were maybe three or four indoor meets total, and...

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A Battle of Wills

A Battle of Wills I've been watching a lot of NFL football and NBA basketball the past couple months. And the more I watch the more I can see just how much athletic competition comes down to a battle of wills. The best athletes in any sport try to take your will away. Thy try...

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Timing Aspect of Take-off into Hurdle

Timing Aspect of Take-off into Hurdle Probably one of the more overlooked aspects of hurdling is the timing aspect. It’s not just important to do everything right when going into the hurdle, but to do everything right on time. If the timing is off, that can throw off the technique, the speed, the balance. For...

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Seven Steps to Hurdle Heaven, Part Seven

Seven Steps to Hurdle Heaven, Part Seven Some people go to the church…. Track is the thing that’s my religion. -Niklas Rippon Level Seven: A Religious Experience Ultimately, in spite of everything, the world is a beautiful place. This is the lesson you learn at level seven. This is the discovery you come upon. Here,...

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