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Letter from the Editor, November 2015

Letter from the Editor, November 2015 Hello readers! The November 2015 issue of The Hurdle Magazine picks up where the October issue left off, with a look back at the 2015 outdoor season, this time focusing on the 400 meter hurdles instead of the 100/110’s. While things didn’t go as well for the Americans as...

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A Look Back at 2015: The 400 Hurdles

A Look Back at 2015: The 400 Hurdles 2015 was a strange year in the long hurdles, as it was hard to predict who would rise to the top from race to race, and my own predictions for medal winners at the World Championships were horrifically wrong. In the men’s race in particular, new stars...

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Are the Sprint Hurdles Really the Sprint Hurdles?

Are the Sprint Hurdles Really the Sprint Hurdles? I was talking with one of my once-and-future athletes on the phone recently, and he brought up a question that had been on my time for quite some time: Why do we call the sprint hurdles the sprint hurdles if a sprint hurdler can’t really sprint?  Obviously,...

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Cycle Ladder Drill

Cycle Ladder Drill For this month’s workout I want to introduce a drill that I created last year as an off-shoot of the quick-step drill I commonly have my hurdlers do. It’s designed more for advanced hurdlers than beginners. The cycle hurdle drill, as I call it, is designed to teach the legs to cycle...

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Training Tips for Masters Hurdlers

Training Tips for Masters Hurdlers Last year I had the good fortune to work with a master;s hurdler who was training for the National Championships that took place this past July. Because we lived many states away from each other, I sent him workouts and he reported back to me on how the workouts were...

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Positive Thought or No Thought?

Positive Thought or No Thought? “One who is at peace and is quiet, no sorrow or harm can enter; therefore his inner power remains whole and his spirit intact.” –Bruce Lee A question worth exploring when it comes to competing in the hurdles is, what kind of frame of mind do you want to walk...

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What Courage Looks Like

What Courage Looks Like With Veteran’s Day having just passed, and with the Thanksgiving holiday on the horizon, I find myself thinking back on athletes I’ve coached who serve as examples of people I consider to be heroic, and for whom I am grateful to have had the chance to coach. There are many, obviously,...

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