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Letter from the Editor, February 2017

Letter from the Editor, February 2017
Letter from the Editor, February 2017 Hello readers, and welcome to the February 2017 edition of The Hurdle Magazine. Since the last issue, I put out a couple ads seeking some writing help, and received many responses. So this issue, as well as future issues, will include voices other than mine, providing you with more...

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The Real Value of Sports Drinks . . . And Which Ones Are the Best

The Real Value of Sports Drinks . . . And Which Ones Are the Best
The Real Value of Sports Drinks . . . And Which Ones Are the Best By Melinda Burris Willms Sports drinks are flavored beverages that often contain carbohydrates, minerals, electrolytes, and sometimes vitamins or other nutrients.[i] These beverages are designed to rehydrate the body and replenish electrolytes that are lost through sweating during athletic training...

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Process-Oriented Approach to Track and Field

Process-Oriented Approach to Track and Field
Process-Oriented Approach to Track and Field by Kelsey Armstrong Recently I have spent time thinking about my involvement in track and field.  I have spent years as a junior, then senior, and finally a masters athlete, specializing in the sprints.  I have coached for over thirty years, off and on, at all levels. In my...

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Advice for Young Hurdle Coaches

Advice for Young Hurdle Coaches
Advice for Young Hurdle Coaches One of the more gratifying aspects of being an older coach (yes I think 50 equals “older”) is watching former athletes take on a role as a coach, paying forward the lessons they learned from me and other coaches they may have had over the years. Sometimes, these former athletes...

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Too High Over the First Hurdle? I Got You

Too High Over the First Hurdle? I Got You
Too High Over the First Hurdle? I Got You Many hurdlers have difficulties with clearing the first hurdle efficiently. A lot of hurdlers clear the first one too high, even hurdlers who generally have low clearance throughout the rest of the race. This phenomenon can be caused by a fear of the obstacle and an...

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Keni 12.20

Keni 12.20
Keni 12.20 For this month’s great race, we’re going to take a look back at a performance that took place not too long ago – in July of 2016, when Kendra Harrison broke the long-standing world record in the women’s 100 meter hurdles with a time of 12.20. While this wasn’t one of the greatest...

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With and Without Hurdles Workout

With and Without Hurdles Workout
With and Without Hurdles Workout This month’s workout is designed for the 300m/400m hurdler as a speed workout and a rhythm development workout. Because the speed component of the long hurdles can often get overlooked in the  midst of doing speed-endurance work, a workout like this one would fit in nicely mid-week in the early...

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