Podcast 013 – Mike Smith Interview

Mike Smith is a good friend and one of the biggest influences on my coaching.  Obviously you can go straight to the podcast and learn from him, but you might want to read this article he wrote for USATF on the concept of Building a Better Runner first, an article I’ve read and re-read many…

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Renee and 2010

Tonight Renee Metivier Baillie will run 15 laps around a 200m track (elevation 5,300 ft.) at the 2010 USATF Indoor Championships. She may win, she may get dead last – heck, she may even DNF – but regardless of the outcome I am confident that 2010 is going to be a solid year for her.…

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Mailbag 005

This question was sent to me via RunningTimes regarding the General Strength series I produced for them this summer. I just finished a great 6 months of training involving 2 half marathons and a marathon. I was injury free for the whole time. After my marathon though I suffered knee pain on the front part…

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USATF Hype

Here is an interview with 2008 Olympian Christian Smith as he prepares for Thursday’s 800m prelim (first of three rounds). Don’t know who he is? Watch the video below. Nick Symmonds – 800m Champion U.S. Olympic Trials 1:44.12 – Click here for the most popular videos

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Aerobic Work Warm-Up

I received the following question from a high school coach via email. “I was watching the video on Aerobic Work Warm Up and I want to make sure that I got this correct. You would use this warm up for a workout that was sub lactate threshold but faster than an easy run? For example…

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Training Video – Atacama Sand Routine

The idea that you would do plyometrics in the sand was foreign to me before Mike had athletes demonstrate these sand routines for our second DVD.  The idea is simply that plyometrics, in the most simple terms, are any activity that has a quick coupling of eccentric and concentric contraction…which makes sprinting arguable the most…

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