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Track & Field: high school shot put, concrete pad, proper clearance
concrete pad, proper clearance, business contact: Hello Rick, I am not certain of this answer. What you can do is look up John Godina. He is one of the best. he actually runs a great facility and business. Contact him, he is a great guy and he can answer all of your questions. He is based in Arizona...

Track & Field: its a hight problem, speed endurance
speed endurance: Hello Roger, you need to work on your speed endurance and form. This may be due to you not being strong enough in weight room. Yet, i think you may need to do more speed endurance were you focus on maintaining form at end. You need to do 300 s and/or 400 s...

Track & Field: Running 1000 M and 1500 M in same meet, Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution
Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution, Sprint Technique: Hi Danny, Thanks for your question. It is pretty common for high school coaches to put their best athletes in a variety of events for point scoring purposes. While running the 1000, 1500, and a leg on the 4x800 is a lot, it can fit into a coaches training...

Track & Field: Running (400m dash), sprint pace, sprint speed
sprint pace, sprint speed, thanks in advance: Hi Derek! The biggest bang for your buck when it comes to the 400 is sprint endurance. Good 400 times come from being fast and from being able to hold that speed for long stretches. It is much easier to develop sprint endurance than sprint speed, so...

Track & Field: Sprinting form, Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution
Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution, Sprint Training: Paul, Sorry for the delay in my answer. I was spending the holiday with family in California. As for feedback, I must say that the videos you provided (I watched each one) were taken at an angle that was not very helpful for giving you technical advice...

Track & Field: Track Form, stomach muscles, core exercises
stomach muscles, core exercises, rear position: Hi Paul! I m sorry I haven t had a chance to look at the videos until to day. You both have very similar running styles - it is a very powerful running style, which is not necessarily bad but is a style often seen in football players. Your legs have...

Track & Field: Track Spikes?, Speed Revolution, Acceleration Training
Speed Revolution, Acceleration Training, Jeff McAuley: Hi Emma, Absolutely! What you may find however, is different tracks require different types of spikes (the little metal spikes that screw into the bottom of your shoe). Such as needle spikes, pyramid spikes, Christmas tree spikes, 1/4 spikes, etc. etc....

Track & Field: Vertical leap to long jump, long jumper, vertical leap
long jumper, vertical leap, horizontal speed: Hi Paul! 40 inches is awesome and can help you in the long jump, BUT it does not always help, nor is it always an indicator of a good long jumper. Since the long jump is all about distance, it comes down to horizontal speed and take off angle. The faster...

Track & Field: 100m, hurdle events, body confidence
hurdle events, body confidence, sprint events: Kayla: First, women can only do the best they can accounting for all of the elements involved. Specifically size, weight, motor development,discipline are all essential ingredients and no one can really tell you what you must do to be faster. Second...

Track & Field: The 100m dash, 100m dash, stride length
100m dash, stride length, cadence: Hello Jeremy, The answers to these questions are long and complicated. I will give you a short version. Breathing is determined by each individual. You must work on this constantly in training. When you starty you want to blow out to get the power from...

Track & Field: The 100m dash, javelin throw training, javelin technique
javelin throw training, javelin technique, javelin thrower: Core training for the 100 m dash is extensive. Firstly, you d want to draw in your stomach and try to keep it in during the entire race-especially the start. You draw in your stomach by sucking your belly button towards your spine to engage your main core...

Track & Field: 400 m, speed endurance, harts
speed endurance, harts, sophmore: Will, I get this question a lot. I recommend doing speed endurance workouts for the 400 meters. Remember, it is not the workouts that are the secret. It is what works for each individual. Here is Clyde Harts program: http://www.nacactfca.org/articles/Hart-eng.htm...

Track & Field: 400m hurdles, 400m hurdles, meter runner
400m hurdles, meter runner, freshman: Hello Hunter, if you are pretty good in the 400, you may be a 400 meter runner, or a 400h, or even an 800 meter runner. Just joking. Yet, since you are only a freshman in high school, the important thing is to continue to focus, train, and listen to your coaches....

Track & Field: 400mt 800mt, elite runners, coach coaches
elite runners, coach coaches, added benefit: Hello Charlie, eating times are a matter of preference. What works for you might not work for someone else. I suggest you just keep trying different times and see what works best for you. I would eat when I get up at 8 and then have a small snack (banana)...

Track & Field: Advice, middle distances, mile marathon
middle distances, mile marathon, horizontal jumps: Tre Track and field involves sports of the body. Specifically running various distances: sprints, middle distances and long distances (mile, 2 mile, marathon, mega marathon and others) plus relay teams who not only run, but must be coordinated with their...

Track & Field: Diet of a sprinter, question area, food formula
question area, food formula, balanced diet: Jeremy: I am an official and do not have any expertise in training or nutrition. The question you raise is a common issue with many answers depending upon whom you ask. People often ask people who are not as likely to be interested in you as much as in...

Track & Field: Good or bad workout, target goals, core work
target goals, core work, work rest: Hello Tim, this appears to be a good training program. Remember, what is good for one may not be good for another. So the goal is to design or have a training program that works well for you. I think the first thing you want to do is decide on wat your target...

Track & Field: Good workout to reach goals, acceleration phase, core work
acceleration phase, core work, work rest: Tim, When in the blocks the heel of your rear foot should not be against the block. There should be a one to two inch gap. That way your heel will slam back against the block and provide more force leaving the blocks (action-reaction). During the acceleration...

Track & Field: high jump, precise answer, local association
precise answer, local association, high jump: Hello Pat, I am not sure what exactly you need. It will probably be easier to find it on the internet or better yet go to www.usatf.org, then go to your regional or local association and you can call or e.mail them. They can give you a precise answer...

Track & Field: Improving in Triple Jump, leg lifts, time speed
leg lifts, time speed, good speed: Speed and form are the two most important items for jumpers. Leg lifts, curls and squats will strengthen your legs and could improve your jump distance. Do them one leg at a time. When you do these the movement should be quick/fast and not slow. I have some...

Track & Field: junior high track, grade girls, girls and boys
grade girls, girls and boys, dunton: Laura I have a lot of information for you and your husband. Because of the size of the files I can not it via All Experts. Send me your email address and I will send it to you. I publish a newsletter for T%26F coaches and athletes. Let me know if you would...

Track & Field: lifesaving- sprints and flags, knockout event, caffiene
knockout event, caffiene, dunton: Gary, I have never heard of flags so I don t know what they are. You should not take Red Bull of caffeine before you practice or compete. If you are fatigued after warming you are warming too hard. You should drink water in the hour before you train and/or...

Track & Field: long jump, google search, sprinting technique
google search, sprinting technique, google: Pretty simple really, you re looking for a combination of speed and vertical force. The faster you are on the runway and the higher you can jump, the further you ll go. there are two main styles of in- air tactics you can employ for achieving a better landing...

Track & Field: Race Day Event Advice, half marathon, energy usage
half marathon, energy usage, dunton: Chris, It depends on how much recovery time she has between the 400 and 1500. She should have at least 60 minutes. Make sure that she drinks water between the events. Personally, I would be more concerned about running the half marathon while she is competing...

Track & Field: Soccer field & race track, soccer field, precise answer
soccer field, precise answer, exact answer: Hello Ted, I get this question a lot and it has proven to be a difficult one to answer. I am not able to answer it with confidence. I think it is best to find that answer from the Mondo, the company that help develop, make and implement tracks. I do not know...

Track & Field: Sprinting, timmins ontario canada, development discipline
timmins ontario canada, development discipline, peer coaches: Jay: First, men can only do the best they can which accounts for all of the elements involved. Specifically size, weight, motor development,discipline are all essential ingredients and no one can really tell you what you must do to be faster. Second...

Track & Field: Squats and Deadlifts, javelin, javelin throw training
javelin, javelin throw training, www.throwjavelin.com: It would be fine to train the exercises on the same day if that s what you re asking. If you re asking whether or not it s a good idea to do that kind of training on a race day, it s likely a bit detrimental to your potential race performance. hope this...

Track & Field: Track, dunton, height and weight
dunton, height and weight, ross: Zach, There is no average based on height and weight. The average for 8th graders is in the 35 range. This will vary a lot based on the weight of the shot. The length of the throw depends on the speed of the shot when it leaves the hand, the angle of the...

Track & Field: times, sprint training, dunton
sprint training, dunton, three minutes: Zack, The only way that you can get faster is to run faster. I recommend that once a week you run eight or 10 50s as fast as you can. rest two to three minutes between the 50s. Once a week do the same with 100s. I have some sprint training information on...

Track & Field: times, specific training, weights
specific training, weights, coach: Zack, the best advice I can give you without knowing more about you is to set a specific goal. Get with your coach and come up with a training plan to achieve that goal. STay focused, dedicated, and committed. Trust in yourself, trust in your coach, and trust...

Track & Field: track & field, action there is an equal and opposite reaction, rear foot
action there is an equal and opposite reaction, rear foot, equal and opposite reaction: Larry, Setting the feet properly varies from runner to runner. Most of the setting is determined through trial and error. The only thing that you do not determine through trial and error is the position of your rear foot in the blocks. The rear foot toes...

Track & Field: track and field the relay, outgoing runner, incoming runner
outgoing runner, incoming runner, passing the baton: Ashley, You must practice passing the baton a lot of times.     In the 4 x 100 relay, the baton always remains in the middle of the lane, no matter who is carrying it at any given time. The incoming and outgoing runners are staggered in the lane so...

Track & Field: upcoming school carnival, school carnival, push ups
school carnival, push ups, minute rest: Fiona, I recommend that twice a week you run 8 or 10 100s as fast as you can with a 2 minute rest between the 100s. Do not do these on back to back days. Twice a week you should run a relatively fast 200. If you have to stop and walk after the 200 you ran...

Track & Field: 100m and 400m for 7 yr old girl, dunton, 400m
dunton, 400m, old girls: Myles, Personally, I do not know what good times are for seven year old runners. If I did know and gave you those times and if they were faster than what your daughter is running then you might push her too hard. The most important thing is that she does...

Track & Field: 1600m Goals, spring track team, realistic goal
spring track team, realistic goal, school spring: Hello Steve, I really do not know what would be considered a good time for that age but anything under 7 is fine for a 5th grader. I think te realistic goal would be to try to run just as fast as last year. DO not get caught up in time as kids go through different...

Track & Field: 1and 2 miler/long distance shoes, javelin, javelin throw site
javelin, javelin throw site, javelin training: Shoes I can help with Alex. There would be a specific distance running cleat that would best be suited to those distances. One distance shoe should suffice as the distances you re running aren t dramatically different. A proper running spike will enhance your...

Track & Field: 40 yard dash, slow twitch muscle fibers, twitch muscle fibers
slow twitch muscle fibers, twitch muscle fibers, sprint training: Steven, We are all born with type A (fast twitch) and type B (slow twitch} muscle fibers. Sprinters have more type A. If you have more type A then you will get faster. You will find sprint training information on my web www.coachr880.com Ross Dunton ...

Track & Field: 400m, registered dietitian, accurate answer
registered dietitian, accurate answer, aerobic capacity: Hi Darrell, This is a really general question. If you could be more specific, I d be able to give you a more accurate answer. In general, someone in your situation would likely be going out too fast for their aerobic capacity to sustain themselves throughout...

Track & Field: about 400meter run, the 400, 400 meter dash
the 400, 400 meter dash: The order of the individual workouts is # of repetitionsxdistance time that they should be run in/ recovery In addition to these workouts stretching and form exercises should be done daily and weights every other day. Monday: Take weights and mimic the...

Track & Field: 55m dash, sprint events, rear foot
sprint events, rear foot, dunton: Bobby, A key factor in the sprint events is the start. To get more force/speed coming out of the blocks you need to keep your rear foot heel 1/2 to 1 inch off the block. I have more information on the start and the sprints on my web at: www.coachr880.com...

Track & Field: 800m progression..., foot speed, dunton
foot speed, dunton, 400m: AGG, It is much easier to train for the 880 %26 1500 or the 200 %26 400 than it is for the 400 %26 800. To give you any suggestions I need to know what your typical weekly training sessions are. You can either respond this way are direct to me at: coachr880@bellsouth.net...

Track & Field: Average discus and 100m dash times for freshman boy, 100m dash, dunton
100m dash, dunton, high schooler: Robert, No one has ever calculated the averages for 8th grade T%26F athletes. What you need to look at is the averages for the 100 and discus on your track team and in your teams league meet. Your coach should be able to give you this information. Ross Dunton...

Track & Field: Avoiding scratching in triple jump, last jump, self confidence
last jump, self confidence, shin splints: Zac, Obviously, you have no confidence in your jumping ability. You need to build your self confidence. You do this through self talk and by talking with your coach about this problem. I have information about self confidence and the jumping events on my...

Track & Field: up coming track, vertical leap, bench press
vertical leap, bench press, broad jump: Hello Parker, you have a lot of goals which is good. If I was you I would get with my coach and go over your goals and figure out the best training program to accomplis them. It may be best to focus on 1 goal at a time. You will increase your odds of success....

Track & Field: Discus and shot put area dimensions, construction rule, larry ryan
construction rule, larry ryan, basketball baseball: Larry Ryan: I am not aware of a construction rule in NCAA, NFHS, or other sports rules that make any requirement of a rule. Surely there are building codes, prudence and other guides to use. I think it is a good idea to have them face out of each others...

Track & Field: Discus Throwing Help, acl, sports events
acl, sports events, sophomore: Darcy: I tore my ACL in soccer in 1955. I have worked around it ever after and I do not believe that you should attempt to develop a spin or other throwing move without a good coach and your Doctor involved. Anything which is usual and customary for others...

Track & Field: Dropping times, Speed, sprinting
Speed, sprinting: Basically fast twitch muscle contracts faster. So you want to train for explosiveness both on the track and in the weight room. On the track, you can do boxes or squat jumps or agility exercises to help coordination. In the weight room do exercises such as...

Track & Field: what diameter shot put should i use, inchs, finger length
inchs, finger length, pinkey: Dillon, A smaller diameter shot would weigh less so you would be able to throw it farther. However, you would not be able to use it in a meet. Practicing with the lighter shot would hinder how far you would throw the 12 pound shot in a meet. You can find...

Track & Field: Energy, energy
energy: It all depends on how much water you re going to drink. If it s right before an event then you probably want more honey and less water. If you have a longer time period, an hour or more then I d go for a four or five tablespoons to let your glycogen levels...

Track & Field: what diameter shot put should i use, high school girls, personal preference
Track & Field: what diameter shot put should i use, high school girls, personal preference, diameters

Track & Field: High Jump, high jumper, landing pad
high jumper, landing pad, relevant changes: Modesto: Your question is understandable and has several answers. A high jumper may leave the landing pad in any direction. In high school, clearing the bar leaving a still bar is a good jump. However, leaving the pad forward under the bar and dislodging...

Track & Field: Hurdle drill, hurdler, dunton
hurdler, dunton, hurdle: J.J. Often we take with us what we were taught. I suspect that your coach was taught that drill by his coach. I have never heard of a drill like that. The hurdler needs to be as close to the hurdle as possible when going over it. Going up higher costs time....

Track & Field: IAAF championship 2010, dunton, usa team
dunton, usa team, bellsouth: Igor, You wrote What is a point here . Do you mean how did the US get 165 points? I do not know what the point table for the IAAF is, but I do know that 1st place gets X number of points, 2nd less and 3rd less than that, etc. I do not know if they quit...

Track & Field: javelin elbow, ulnar nerve, elbow pain
ulnar nerve, elbow pain, power position: Regarding the videos bart, I don t give advice to that extent. It s just not really safe for me to advise you based on a video. I don t want to risk giving you inaccurate advice because there s so much I can t see in a given video. I would however suggest...

Track & Field: long jump shoes for overpronator, long jumper, overpronator
long jumper, overpronator, pronation: Steffan, I recommend that you use the long jump shoes when practicing the approach run and when jumping and that you use the shoes that accept your insoles when doing all of your other training. I have a T%26F web at www.coachr880.com Ross Dunton ...

Track & Field: long jumping, long jumper, penn relays
long jumper, penn relays, professional track: Wendell, The jumps do not draw a lot of public attention like the sprints do so it is very difficult for a jumper to get a company like Nike to sponsor them. The Drake and PENN relays are coming up in a few weeks. You should look at the LJ results from those...

Track & Field: i need help!, lyman high school florida, lyman high school
lyman high school florida, lyman high school, speen: Hello Ashley, you run it like you have been running it in training. However you have been training ot run it, is how you run it. The proper way is to start fast, but not all out, then you maintain your pace to 200 meters, then gradually start increasing your...

Track & Field: i need a training program, speed drills, proper speed
speed drills, proper speed, speed training: Hello Darius, it would not be the best if I develop a program for me for the entire season. You have to be able to watch the athlete and make sure their body is adapting and adjusting to the training before you give them too much stuff. My suggestion is that...

Track & Field: Opposite Leg, high hurdles, ambidexterity
high hurdles, ambidexterity, dunton: Luke, You have to be born ambidextrous to be able to hurdle using alternate legs. I am not. I tried to do the high hurdles in high school but I could not use alternate legs. Here is a self test for ambidexterity. Clasp your hands together with your fingers...

Track & Field: overtraining for track team, firt time, overtraining
firt time, overtraining, pe teacher: Chris, The session usually takes about 90 minutes, but not all of that time is spent running. There are instructions, stretching, weight training as well as running during that 90 minutes. To me, his coach is not training him to be a sprinter. I believe that...

Track & Field: how to run the 400m, how to run the 400m, race pace
how to run the 400m, race pace, meter mark: Step 1 Start by exploding out of the blocks and accelerating to a comfortable race pace. You don t want to accelerate as hard as you can or you ll run out of energy, so back off the power a little and focus on finding the pace that s right for you. Step 2...

Track & Field: how much is too much running, four races, dunton
four races, dunton, young person: Tracy, The training for the 800 is somewhat different than the training for the two mile. If she has to train for three events and run four races in a meet she may end up being over trained. Her coach may be more interested in his won-loss record than what...

Track & Field: Short term training, interval training, team trains
interval training, team trains, aerobic base: Bart, Two or three days per week is not enough training to really improve. In training it takes the body about four weeks to adapt to a new load so periodically the speed and/or distance should be increased. There are training articles with pictures for the...

Track & Field: Shot put landing media, local association, private university
local association, private university: Hello Rick, I am not sure if I know tha answer. Different facilities use different media. I have seen it all. You may want to check with your local association. You can find it at www.usatf.org and then go to your region and association and give them a call....

Track & Field: Shot Put Training/Exersizes, Javelin Thrower, Jan Zelezny
Javelin Thrower, Jan Zelezny, Javalin: I can certainly suggest a few things for you to do for shot Alexandria. First things first, at your age, you should be focusing mainly on technique. Drills and technical work should take up almost all of your training. Enjoying other sports at your age would...

Track & Field: Speed and slowing down, sophomore year, mile time
sophomore year, mile time, 10th grade: Hello Carissa, You are thinking too much and stressing too much. As far as eating is concerned just make sure you are eating enough. Eat more fruit and try some nuts. Popcorn is allright but not all the time. Of course drink a lot of water. The main thing...

Track & Field: Spikes, track spikes, optimum placement
track spikes, optimum placement, absolute rule: Answer Question / Revise Answer/Richard Howland Answer: Dear Anthony: I am an official and have been involved in track and field although I have never coached. I try to stay on top of the issues and rules of track and have collected a great deal of...

Track & Field: Sprinter Dieting, skinless chicken breasts, egg yolks
skinless chicken breasts, egg yolks, jasmine rice: James, Eating chicken is OK if it does not have fat in it and if it is not coated with anything. Boneless skinless chicken breasts are good. I am 6 1 and I weigh 160 pounds. I measure less than 1 . At one time I weighed 195 pounds. Then I started running....

Track & Field: Sprinter versus distance runner, multiple sports, distance races
multiple sports, distance races, 800m: Hello Danialle, I always suggest parents to have their kids run the events in which they enjoy the most. The reason is if you enjoy what you are doing, you are more than likely to continue doing it and it motivates you to do your best. If the team wants her...

Track & Field: starting two- a- days, cross country coach, running in the morning
cross country coach, running in the morning, mile time: Hello John, I think you may be able to handle the load. SO, go to your coach and work out a plan. Hear me out, it is important to work with your coach first, because if you increase the load too much or too soon, you will get injured. You have to build up...

Track & Field: starting lines for track events, english measurements, 440 yards
english measurements, 440 yards, school coach: George: Tracks are uniquely varied in configuration. Width varies which changes the starting point for all starts compared to others on the same track. It is not important to my answer that you do not indicate that tbe track is metric or imperial (English)....

Track & Field: stride length, daniels phd, stride rate
daniels phd, stride rate, oxygen consumption: Pat: Everything about track is personal, performance involves cooperative performance. To do well in any track event understanding more about the event than you my need or use elevates your performance and confidence about knowing how your body moves....

Track & Field: Track shoes for kids, track cleats, athletic involvement
track cleats, athletic involvement, track shoes: Mary: The simple question you ask involves a great many seriously important issues. First, how old and what size and maturity has your son attained? Second, Are his bones and muscles mature enough to accept the rigors of throwing or running or jumping,...

Track & Field: Track Times, ekids, exact number
ekids, exact number, 10th grade: She would need to run it by her Senior year. The time depends on the school. THere are no set times but if she runs around 5, 10, and 11 she should be fine. Yet, if she is only in the 7th grade, she has plenty of time. I would not really worry or stress about...

Track & Field: track, push ups sit ups, track question
push ups sit ups, track question, leg lifts: Brandon, For a first time run your 13.5 was pretty good. You should do push ups, sit ups, leg lifts and a drill to strengthen your TFL muscle. You can read about this drill plus find information about running the 100 on my web www.coachr880.com Ross Dunto...

Track & Field: track athlete, track athlete, conference champion
track athlete, conference champion, professional track: Heaven I was a very good T%26F athlete in high school and college where I was the conference champion. However, I was not good enough to become a professional runner. But, I did get my college degree and I now live a very good life in retirement because of...

Track & Field: track and field, ncaa rules, construction website
ncaa rules, construction website, field construction: Phil: You are absolutely right. My answer was wrong because of my carelessness. I apologize. USATF, NFHS, NCAA rules all specify Shot put circle of 2.135m or 7 ft as the diameter and the radii would be as noted in your question. Discus has a larger...

Track & Field: track split times, splits
splits: For the 100 you do every ten meters, the 200 every 20, the 400 either every 100 or 200, and the 800 every 400 or 200. If you mean how do you get the splits you want to run ie if you want a 2:05 800 then shoot for 63 seconds the first lap and 62 seconds the...

Track & Field: track time averages, fist time, time averages
fist time, time averages, stunted growth: For an eleven year old in the 100 anything below 15.5 is good. For the 200 go for 32 or lower and for the 400 go for under 1:15. Traditionally sprinters have been shorter but as of late more and more tall guys seem to be winning. As long as he is not overweight...

Track & Field: 100Dash v 400dash, dunton, 4x2
dunton, 4x2, long jump: John, The training for the 400 is entirely different from the training for the 100 and 200. If he does not change his training routine he will always run out of steam at the 300. Go to my web site www.coachr880.com and open the Sprints and Relays page you...

Track & Field: 100m & 200m Training, the 200
the 200: What I would reccommend is adding more workouts to increase your speed, so that you get as fast as possible. To build speed endurance run more 200s and 400s, because you have too much distance at too slow a pace. If you re going to run 800s and 1200s your...

Track & Field: 400 dash, 400, 800
400, 800, quad injury: Jared, Distance running will help with the 400 and 800, but you need to train specifically for those two events. On my web www.coachr880.com you will find specific training information for the 400 and 800. Also on the page titled Thigh and Hamstring Injuries...

Track & Field: 7 year old girl interested in running, flo jo, borough of staten island
flo jo, borough of staten island, old girl: Hello Gail. The best thing you can do is to find her a track club or team to join. Keep her active in running while that flame is still burning. You can look on www.usatf.org and look for your association and you may be able to find a track club or team in...

Track & Field: Conversion of FAT to hand held, john dye, outdoor seasons
john dye, outdoor seasons, head competition: Lew. I do not have any specific settled relationship as you request and my search suggests that the most clear answer to your dilemma may be found at this site: http://www.dyestat.com The text follows, but the site format is better....

Track & Field: converting hand held time to F.A.T, Timing
Timing: It depends on the timers reflexes. Generally 0.15-0.30 is the margin of error so to speak. Be warned that a quality timer is key. I have seen bad timers clock people 0.7 sec faster than they are. I have even seen a time in the 200m dash that was so horribly...

Track & Field: Hurdling form, trail leg, angular momentum
trail leg, angular momentum, 300 hurdles: Luke, You are not getting your lead leg down fast enough. When you get on top of the hurdle you should immediately drive your lead leg down to the track. It was hard to determine from the video but you appear to be to high over the hurdle. You are not running...

Track & Field: hamstrings, body weight workouts, ankle weights
body weight workouts, ankle weights, injury increases: Well, the only way would be by using some ankle weights and soing hamstring curls. There are a couple of more but they are not really safe and the chance for injury increases. I would just get some ankle weights and go from there. I hope this helps...

Track & Field: high jump, nfhs rules, white flag
nfhs rules, white flag, high jump: Paul: You do not identify the rules that you are applying in this question. There have been some discussion about dismounting passing forward under the just cleared bar some years and I believe there has been a history when some rules held it a foul....

Track & Field: hill running, sprint training, loading patterns
sprint training, loading patterns, meter time: Believe it or not, it would be better for you to run on flat terrain versus a hill to improve your 100m time. The striking and loading patterns are different on a hill then they are on a flat making the hill running slightly less effective then training on...

Track & Field: Improving my 100m time, sprint speed, heavy weights
sprint speed, heavy weights, speed time: Alexander, Yes, 16 weeks is enough time to improve your sprint speed/time. My web www.coachr880.com has technical information about training for the 100. Strengthening the TFL muscle sheath is important for sprinters. There is an article about that on my...

Track & Field: injuries, calf muscle, family doctor
calf muscle, family doctor, protocol: Tainika, I can t give you protocol on how to treat your calf as I m not a doctor and I haven t seen your calf in person. I d suggest giving your family doctor a call right away and getting some treatment tips from them directly on how to properly treat...

Track & Field: Lenght of 8th lane, contrary to popular belief, close approximation
contrary to popular belief, close approximation, running track: Victor: Contrary to popular belief all tracks are not made equal hence outside lanes are required to fit certain parameters and all are the same distance from start to finish along the inside line. To measure the marginally different distance on the track...

Track & Field: Middle school high jump, high jump technique, high jumpers
high jump technique, high jumpers, high jumper: Wendy: Youngsters should be well coached before attempting a new sport or event. Every person has their own and always different body and experienced adults and coaches can give specific advice far better than any website. I do not think she can or should...

Track & Field: Recovery Snacks, protein shake, chocolate milk
protein shake, chocolate milk, granola bar: Hello Mark, what is best to eat after working out depends on each individual. I usually have a replacement meal or a protein shake. This is what works for me. You want to replenish your nutrients and start the recovery process as quickly as possible. For...

Track & Field: Relay Exchange Zone, incoming runner, exchange zone
incoming runner, exchange zone, exchange line: Once you have left the exchange zone, then it is usually a DQ. It is better to not get outside of that exchange zone. Technically, if the baton is not outside of the exchange zone, with the runner, then a DQ may not be imposed, but they rarely happens because...

Track & Field: What should I run, so I can p.r. in my last meet this season?, mile time, 800m
mile time, 800m, season 1: This really isn t a question I should be answering for you Carissa. There are so many factors that it would be foolish for me to guess at which run would suit you best. Here are a few things to help you and your coach with the decision. first, you mile run...

Track & Field: sprinting, acceleration phase, dunton
acceleration phase, dunton, curve: Jimmy, Your son probably has not fully recovered from his injury. When I tore my hamstring it took me more than a season to recover. Most hamstring injuries occur during the acceleration phase when the runner is running on their toes. This often happens in...

Track & Field: sprinting,hurdling, sports drinks, dunton
sports drinks, dunton, hydration: Tainika, You should drink water and not sports drinks. On my web site: www.coachr880.com you will find a technical articles on sprinting and hurdling and information about nutrition and hydration. If you have any questions after reading those let me know....

Track & Field: Track baton, prohibition, dick
prohibition, dick, nfhs: Bill: I find no prohibition for decorating a baton. The only NFHS rule is 5-4-3 which refers to dimensions, design and weight. There is a ban on tape on the baton which may be read to include any decoration which might add weight or better grip. I assume...

Track & Field: Track and Field, california state championships, track races
california state championships, track races, dunton: Sean, In the 400 the splits are at the 200 and 400. In the 1500 they are at the 300, 800, 1300 and 1500. The same for the 5K and 10K. The splits are not used for non track races because of the differences in the courses. The time to run each of those should...

Track & Field: track, quadricep, squats
quadricep, squats, couple times: If you re training for track, I d suggest doing a lot for running drills such as A s and B s and other sprinting protocol to at least get things started a couple times (2-3) a week. Depending on your age and event, you could also incorporate some at home resistance...

Track & Field: Workout for Sprinting, track beginners
track beginners: Basically you want to alternate between speed and endurance. In addition to practicing each indivual event I would reccomend running a 100m dash full speed and give yourself time to recover fully. This will be at least five minutes, probably more. This will...

Track & Field: Youth Track, positive role models, track athlete
positive role models, track athlete, second cousin: Hello Brandon, The best way to prepare them is to Have one day in which they do longer stuff ( 600, 500, 400, 300) and another day in which they do shorter stuff (200, 150, 120, 100, 60 , and starts) You can decide how much and which ones depending on each...

Track & Field: 100m and 200m training, speed endurance, strength work
speed endurance, strength work, speed events: Tim, The 100 and 200 are speed events and not strength events. You should do running sessions six days a week. You should do the weight/strength work after you run. There are training sessions for the sprints on my web site www.coachr880.com. Ross Dunton...

Track & Field: 1600m Training, full speed, senior year
full speed, senior year, stadiums: You want to get your time per lap down. Like are you running all the laps at 1:16 pace or is it more like 1:02 per lap and then the last one is like 1:20. Basically run 400s, miles at full speed, intervals, stadiums, and longer distance. This should cover...

Track & Field: 200m and 400m, workouts, jog
workouts, jog, europeans: Get rid of the 800 unless it is absolutely necessary. Interval work will be a great asset, but not to the extent that some ie the Europeans do it. 3 times a week at the very most. Run 400 the jog 200 do it for as long as you can. Also is the reason you are...

Track & Field: 400 Meter, subtle points, meter dash
subtle points, meter dash, competitor: Dear Richard: Your son s time is very good for anyone. Remember that not so long ago the four minute mile was the goal of every distance runner. Your son may not be there yet, but he seems to have the possibility with commitment and discipline an improve...

Track & Field: 400 meter and tips, fast twitch muscles, vegetables and fruits
fast twitch muscles, vegetables and fruits, performance coach: Hello Devon, You set them up according t what feel s best or comfortable to you. Usually people put the first block 2 feet back from line and second block 3 feet back from line. You measure feet by puting one foot down and the next foot directly in front of...

Track & Field: 400m training, performance coach, plyo
performance coach, plyo, speaker performance: Hello CJ, I can give you advice on here. For a detailed training program, we would have to speak in details. What exactly do you want or need. For complete training programs I charge a fee. I can give you some small tips on here or we can talk further to get...

Track & Field: Conversion Times, conversion times, 100m hurdles
conversion times, 100m hurdles, manual time: Dear Mr. Von Kaenel: The best answer is that every organization in track has rules which provide a formula which it accepts for the integration of hand time and fully automatic time (FAT). NFHS Rule 9 Article 4 uses (MT + .24= FAT). The differences as...

Track & Field: Long distance run preparation, long distance run, light snack
long distance run, light snack, protein drink: Hello Steve, as you may have already figured out, everyone is different. I have the same issues you have. The way that I have worked through them is I have a meal replacement drink. Not a protein drink but a meal replacement. If I have to eat, i will have...

Track & Field: Pole Vault, stacy dragila, performance coach
stacy dragila, performance coach, pole vault: Hello Kip, I am not sure if they have or keep records for that age group. I will ask Stacy Dragila and see if she knows. Khadevis Robinson Master of Science, Public Administration 8-TIME USA National Champion USATF 800m/Olympian (Pro-Athlete,Inspirational...

Track & Field: SHORTS, exact uniform, performance coach
exact uniform, performance coach, speaker performance: Hello Greg, I am not sure at which level you speak of but I think the shorts must be similar. Not sure if they have to be identical. I could be wrong.Yet, if it is at a championship, you will want everyone to be dressed in the exact uniform, both top and bottoms....

Track & Field: Summer Workouts, grass run, track workouts
grass run, track workouts, summer workouts: Luke, There are a number of different coaching/training experts including Clyde Hart. The training must coincide with the ability of the athlete. You wrote that you take Monday off and stretch. Never stretch a cold muscle stretch after you run. Your daily...

Track & Field: Off season, professional runners, performance coach
professional runners, performance coach, speaker performance: Hello EV, I think it is a good idea to take off 1 month before you start back up. Some professional runners take off more, but 1 month should be enough. We usually have longer seasons. I hope this helps. Khadevis Robinson Master of Science, Public...

Track & Field: shuttle hurdles, hurdles, runners
hurdles, runners, shuttle: Fred: Sorry to be tardy answering. I have been officiating championship high school events long days away. Shuttle hurdles is, as far as I know, not a conventional recognized event,but more a training exercise for younger hurdlers. I have been involved...

Track & Field: Triple Jumping, sophomore year, research alternatives
sophomore year, research alternatives, freshman year: Renee: I do not know anyone who can assess an athlete they cannot observe. Even if I knew the answer, I would have to watch you compete or at least practice to make a comment I might stand by. I have no comment on the advice you have been given and suggest...

Track & Field: track, desert hot springs, desert hot springs ca
desert hot springs, desert hot springs ca, middleschool: Sharome, It is not too late for you to start training to run track. It will take some time for you to get back into good shape. My web site www.coachr880.com has training information for the sprints (100 and 200). If you have any questions you can email me...

Track & Field: training, light weights, performance coach
light weights, performance coach, speaker performance: Hello Kenya, In the summer you should just do general preperations. Core work and maybe some light weights. I suggest you contact te coach at your school and ask them because some coaches have different plans and training schedules they like their athletes...

Track & Field: training for 600, 800, 1000, cross country season, performance coach
cross country season, performance coach, speaker performance: You seem to be doing the correct things. Just build up your strength and endurance. Do not overdo it. Then you may want to add some tempo runs or fartliks in there. Just getting your body ready for the upcoming cross country season. You can get more tips...

Track & Field: Workouts, cross country season, performance coach
cross country season, performance coach, speaker performance: Hello Michael. In the buildup to cross country you should start back to develop and build up your base by doing long runs, tempo runs, fartleks, and high steady state runs. This will get you prepared for the cross country season. I hope this helps! Khadevis...

Track & Field: 100m, speaker performance, national champion
speaker performance, national champion, performance coach: Hello Chris, Yes of course. If you are willig to pay the price and do the required work. I offer more personalized and private training programs. If you are interested in personal training and workout plans, e.mail me at khadevis@hotmail.com. Khadevis...

Track & Field: 200m oval "outdoor" track, performance coach, speaker performance
performance coach, speaker performance, national champion: Hello Mark,Yes, there are outdoor 200 meter tracks but they are not many. Most of them are not banked but they can be. It depends on what you want to do with them.For training purposes you may want to keep it flat, you just will not be able to run too fast...

Track & Field: 800m, speed endurance, race pace
speed endurance, race pace, performance coach: Hello Joshua, there are many ways to accomplish this. It means you either need more strength or you need to learn how to get used to the pace or you need to work on your speed endurance. All of these come from training. Changing gears must be practiced in...

Track & Field: California/waterfall start, waterfall, maximum number
waterfall, maximum number, curve: Hello D, the waterfall is when everyone start on the curve line; The regular or California start is when people start in their Lanes. You can have a good amount of people in each, usually no more than 2 in each lane. All of this depends on the track and the...

Track & Field: Events, performance coach, speaker performance
performance coach, speaker performance, national champion: Hello Jim, your size will not make a difference on how fast you can rn and how well you can do. Only your committment to your committment and your willingness to work hard, dedicate yourself, believe in yourself, and never quit. As a junior in high school...

Track & Field: California/waterfall start, race walkers, starting line
Track & Field: California/waterfall start, race walkers, starting line, runners

Track & Field: improve my time, target speed, performance coach
target speed, performance coach, speaker performance: Hello Ariana, You should just continue to train properly. You may want to try to do some slightly faster stuff in training. It depends on what type of training you are doing. Make sure you are running that pace and rhythm in training and you will improve....

Track & Field: Lane Width Requirements, jurisdiction, dick
jurisdiction, dick, lane width: Kenneth: I believe that the width of lanes so long as uniform on the same track may be varied within limits. I would not restrict use of the track or credit performances upon it absent special rules of an entity with jurisdiction to make thatg rule. Dick...

Track & Field: Proper diet, excess fats, fruits and vegetables
excess fats, fruits and vegetables, performance coach: Hello Brianna, you should always try to eat properly. 1. Drink plenty of water. 2. Lean meat and protein. 3. Avoid excess fats or sugars. 4. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. 5. Do not overeat or under eat. WHen you are hungry, then eat. WHen you are...

Track & Field: Racing Flats, track workouts, lightweight shoes
track workouts, lightweight shoes, racing flats: Hello John, it truly depends on which one feels better on your feet. If you cannot try them on, then consider if you like shoes that give you more cushioning or if you like for lightweight shoes and pick the ones that work best for you! I hope this helps....

Track & Field: Sprinter Diet and Training Schedule, registered dietitian, certified personal trainer
registered dietitian, certified personal trainer, kinesiology degree: Hi Matthew, I d suggest getting in touch with a professional in your area. I can t give you much advice over the net with any accuracy without seeing you in person. Seek some counsel from a Registered dietitian in your area and a certified personal trainer...

Track & Field: Start block impact, performance coach, speaker performance
performance coach, speaker performance, national champion: There is no definitive answer but a guess would be between .05 to .5. This all depends on a broad range of factors. The blocks allow you to push out with more power and build up more speed sooner, which if you can maintain the quicker frequency or speed would...

Track & Field: Off season program, pylometrics, bench press
pylometrics, bench press, program question: Hello, During the off season you just build base and strength. To get quicker you must do drills and certain types of strides. On this site www.allexperts.com I only give general answers as it is not possible to give you a full training program on here. I...

Track & Field: senior sprint training, e mail address, sprint training
e mail address, sprint training, national masters: James, There are technical articles on sprinting and jumping on my web site www.coachr880.com They were designed for younger athletes, but the theory is the same. I plan to go to Sacramento next month to compete in the USATF National Masters T%26F Championships....

Track & Field: workout routine, workout routine, speed day
workout routine, speed day, endurence: Hello Tomek, this is an alright training schedule. The important part is to be consistent. You may want to use days as oppose to numbers. So, Monday can be your speed day. Tuesdays can be your endurance day. You get what I am saying. Our bodies like a rhythm...

Track & Field: 200m, coach dick, nearby college
coach dick, nearby college, running club: Lee: The correct answer to your question is that you need a coach. Coaching unseen, unknown, on the internet risks every one and particularly you. If you are serious about track, you need to have an experienced adult, preferably a coach, to watch you...

Track & Field: Diet, dunton, 400m
dunton, 400m, sweets: Ben, You should not change what you have been eating just because you are running. You can eat sweets so long as you do not take in too many calories so that you gain weight. Make sure that you take in adequate carbohydrates and drink plenty of water. Do...

Track & Field: Discus Throw, strength training exercises, sophomore year
strength training exercises, sophomore year, discus thrower: Pro, The first thing that you should do is to quit using the Olympic size discus. My web www.coachr880.com has two pages with strength training exercises for the discus thrower. One is titled Pushing the athlete in the weight room and the other is titled...

Track & Field: Speed, 110 hurdles, sprinting form
110 hurdles, sprinting form, box jumps: What I have found to be effective for building speed is doing sprints of 100m at full speed then allowing yourself full recovery. This way you are practicing at 100%. Recovery should be long, ten minutes or more would not be unusual. For form, I have found...

Track & Field: sprinters shoes, gum rubber, performance coach
gum rubber, performance coach, speaker performance: Hello Scott, I used to use something similar to that for basketball, but I am not aware if they are still being used or sold. Khadevis Robinson Master of Science, Public Administration 8-TIME USA National Champion USATF 800m/Olympian (Pro-Athlete,Inspirational...

Track & Field: training schedule, performance coach, bench press
performance coach, bench press, speaker performance: Hello Pitor, You just have to train properly. You need to get a coach that can work with you on a consistent basis. It is a matter of getting consistent training. Hello Scott, I used to use something similar to that for basketball, but I am not aware if...

Track & Field: core workout, core workout, core exercises
core workout, core exercises, specific training: Hi Allison, Unfortunately, I can t give you specific training tips such as core exercises without seeing you in person. I d suggest hiring a personal trainer for a few sessions and getting a proper routine established if you re serious about conditioning...

Track & Field: Determining Distances, local high school, exact answer
local high school, exact answer, curvature: Hi Bruce: To be absolutely sure, measure from the starting line for lane one (also finish line) to the stagger in lane three (the line where the third lane start is placed to equalize the distance by the runner in the third lane). Because tracks are...

Track & Field: Practice workouts, answer mark, dunton
answer mark, dunton, recovery period: Mark, I have to assume that you were not impressed by your son s coach and his training plan. My policy is that I will not interfere with a coach and his training philosophy. My web www.coachr880.com has over 100 technical articles on T%26F training. You...

Track & Field: 1/2 Mile Track - Conceptual Design, mile fitness, assignment design
mile fitness, assignment design, track six: Hello Joseph, I encountered a similar question before and noticed that there are different designs depending on the location. I am not able to give you the exact answer. Usually a track is 400 meters and individuals run numerous laps depending on the distance....

Track & Field: Athletics, legs feet, nithin
legs feet, nithin, quick reply: Nithin: I gave you the impression that there was a certain formula which could be applied by plugging in the current body measurements and so on. I meant to convey that people are not the same and the the differences involved a complex calculus which only...

Track & Field: Jumping pit sand
Jay, I suspect that you may have a problem with the sides and base of your pit that keeps the water from quickly draining through the sand. You may have a hard clay base or something similar. If that is the case then you should dig it deeper and put some...

Track & Field: overstriding, tall stature, coahc
tall stature, coahc, video tapes: Hello Sarah, sorry it took so long. Do not worry about your overstriding at this point. If you feel relaxed and it feels comfortable, stay with it. What you can do is work on drills during practice and this will help you. As long as you are not overstriding...

Track & Field: Track Workout and Running Program, track workout, workout plans
track workout, workout plans, e mail: Hello Anthony, yes I customize training and workout plans. It depends on what your specific goals are. My e.mail is khadevis@hotmail.com Let me know what your goals are and what you are trying to accomplish. This will help me decide how much time and...

Track & Field: Triple Jump Advice, triple jumper, freshman year
triple jumper, freshman year, bone strength: Selena: I can not find anything written or any table which would help you (or me) to answer this question. No person is exactly like any other person as I am sure you know. Every move or motion that your body makes is slightly different from anyone else...

Track & Field: track and field oval, 400m track, distance training
400m track, distance training, track and field: Hello Pheyay, the price for building a track can vary. It depends on who you get to build it and what type of track it is. Will it be Mondo, senthetic, or dirt/grass. I suggest you contact Mondo directly and get prices. All tracks or not designed the same....

Track & Field: What to do????, tfaa, performance coach
tfaa, performance coach, speaker performance: Hello, unfortunately that is part of the deal. You have to break 2.00, or run 51 low, or make a National team to get into good meets in the USA. You can also have your agent or coach help get you in meets. This is the tough part of track and field. I suggest...

Track & Field: 400m, clyde hart, jeremy wariner
clyde hart, jeremy wariner, michael johnson: Hello Richard, I could give you a lot of advice but I think you should just listen to your coach. Then, type in Clyde Hart. He is the coach for Jeremy Wariner and Michael Johnson. He has a lot of info on line. There is not enough room on here for me to give...

Track & Field: Arms and running, Sprint Mechanics, Jeff McAuley
Sprint Mechanics, Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution: Hello Daniel, Thank you for your question. Your daughter should do a drill I call arm swings (it is also referred to by many names). Here is a video so you get the idea of what I am talking about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ0S6fpzXlk&feature=related...

Track & Field: Diet, speed revolution, diet
speed revolution, diet, pre workout meal: Kaitlin, Thank you for your excellent question. What you eat and when you eat it before a workout is important. While you don t want to stuff yourself, and thereby divert blood flow to help with digestion, or eat things that may upset your stomach (and...

Track & Field: Long Jump - Legal Jump Question, scratch line, ncaa level
scratch line, ncaa level, long jumper: Howie: According to my reading of the NCAA Long Jump Rules for 2009-2010 it is not a foul if a competitor in the course of his or her approach on the runway steps outside the runway before the takeoff board (scratch line) and/or takes off outside the runway,...

Track & Field: races run in lanes, many different ways, illinois rules
many different ways, illinois rules, explicit rule: Floyd: I have been looking for an answer related to NFHS rules which I assume is the focus of the test you are taking. I do not have any knowledge of the Illinois rules so deny any comfort opining about the text used there. I suggest that there are...

Track & Field: Speed, yard sprint, heavy weights
yard sprint, heavy weights, dunton: Jordan, The only way to get faster is to run faster. The weight/strength training will not help. Your sprint drills should be 10x20 and 10x40. When you can run outside, find a slightly sloping hill and run down 30 to 50m as fast as you can. Doing this will...

Track & Field: Sprints times that will earn SOME college money, Athletic Scholarships, Jeff McAuley
Athletic Scholarships, Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution: Greg, I am often asked this very question. Given the times she is currently running, scholarship dollars would be unlikely. However, with some improvement, she would certainly be able to walk on at a smaller (hence Division 2, 3, or NAIA) school. If...

Track & Field: shot put, lifting weights, college scholarships
lifting weights, college scholarships, techniqe: Brianna, There is not a set distance. It will depend on whether it is a Division 1, 2 or 3 college. Very few throwers receive college scholarships. If you were in the top three at your state championships you might get one. There is technical information...

Track & Field: starting blocks, dunton, dolores
dunton, dolores, ross: Dolores, Your first stride out of the blocks should be quick, powerful and natural. Don t try to control the length of it. When in the blocks the heel of your rear (first stride) foot should be about an inch off the blocks. That way when you start it will...

Track & Field: Track, pole vault, coaching track
pole vault, coaching track, dunton: Sharon, My web www.coachr880.com has technical articles for all of the T&F events. Let me know if you have any questions after going there. All of those articles were in a newsletter that I publish. Let me know if you would like to receive it. Ross Dunton...

Track & Field: Track Meets & Nutrition, Pre-Race meals, Speed Revolution
Pre-Race meals, Speed Revolution, Jeff McAuley: Paula, Thank you for your excellent question. While I am not a dietitian, I have attended many seminars, read a few sports nutrition books, and have watched my own athletes eating habits for many years. That said, here is my advice: What you eat and...

Track & Field: Track Spikes, sprint spikes, track spikes
sprint spikes, track spikes, horizontal speed: Hi Melissa! I m sorry for the delay in getting back to you ... I forgot to set myself on vacation . Sprint spikes are a bit flatter, and generally molded in the position the foot should be in on contact with the ground, so as to promote better natural...

Track & Field: Training, sprint training, distance training
sprint training, distance training, meter race: Each of the races you re curious about would have slightly different training plans. The 400 would require more of a sprint training plan whereas the 800 and 1600 would focus more on distance training. So, they re wouldn t really be a good workout that would...

Track & Field: track timming, speed revolution, jeff mcauley
speed revolution, jeff mcauley, interval tables: Hello Joe, Thank you for your question. Each great coach I know does this differently. Because most coaches have groups of athletes that they are training at one time, using a math formula would become problematic. For example, any percentage of effort...

Track & Field: 100m, sprinting exercises, sprint training
sprinting exercises, sprint training, university of tampa: Michael: As you know I am not a coach, but rather an official. I have studied various aspects of the sports I officiate and located web sites which seem to me to be pretty comprehensive and thorough for an athlete such as you. However, nothing is as good...

Track & Field: 400 Training Help, 400 meter workouts, Speed Revolution
400 meter workouts, Speed Revolution, Speedrevolution.org: Hello Jon, Thanks for your question. Sorry it took me a few days to get back to you. I m not sure if you are still a H.S. athlete or are now in college but you sound like you are ready and willing to do what it takes to be successful. I always started...

Track & Field: deciding what track event to do., Distance Spikes, www.speedrevolution.org
Distance Spikes, www.speedrevolution.org, Coach Jeff McAuley: Grant, Thank you for your question. It is very common for a cross country runner to try all the races from 800 to 3200 meters. Often, the coach may have them run on a few 1600 meter relay s as well. Talk to your coach, I am sure he has a good idea as...

Track & Field: Nutrition, XC Diet, Cross Country eating tips
XC Diet, Cross Country eating tips, Coach Jeff McAuley: Garrett, Thank you so much for your question and in your patience in me answering it. While I am always careful to say first that I am not a dietician, I have attended numerous seminars and met with many dieticians with my past athletes. Therefore, I will...

Track & Field: Going Pro, Going Pro in track and field, www.speedrevolution.org
Going Pro in track and field, www.speedrevolution.org, Coach Jeff McAuley: CJ, It really varies, and obviously, the sports biggest stars get large appearance fees, and sometimes bonuses for running certain winning times. However, to simplify, a major meet may pay $15,000 for the win, $10,000 for 2nd, $5,000 for 3rd, $2,500 for...

Track & Field: Speed, Football Speed, Run a fast 40.
Football Speed, Run a fast 40. : Ike, Thanks for your question. When it comes to football speed acceleration is the key! As a football player you don t really need to speed a lot of time developing top end speed as much as you need to work on proper acceleration, deceleration, and change...

Track & Field: Speed workouts, 400 meter workouts, Speed Revolution
400 meter workouts, Speed Revolution, Speedrevolution.org: Jon, Thanks for your question. When it comes to acceleration there are several things to consider. First, there are a few factors involved in a short sprint time. They are as follows: 1) Reaction Time- The time it takes from the gun (or other stimulus)...

Track & Field: Sprint Training, Weight loss from sprinting, Coach Jeff McAuley
Weight loss from sprinting, Coach Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution: Hello Keith, Thanks for your question. The workout you have described will do very little (if anything) to effect weight loss. In fact, short sprint workouts (as you described) and weight training will more than likely result in the development of lean...

Track & Field: 40 yard Dash, 40 Yard Dash Tips, How to Run a better 40
40 Yard Dash Tips, How to Run a better 40, Coach Jeff McAuley: James, Thank you for your excellent question. I get asked this question a lot! The 40 yard dash has become as even more relevant as a test for football than the 100 and maybe even more relevant than ANY other test. A 4.8 seconds would translate into a...

Track & Field: 400m dash Training, 400 meter workouts, Speed Revolution
400 meter workouts, Speed Revolution, Speedrevolution.org: Hello Jason, Thank you for your great question. It is good to see you working so hard to help your daughter improve. That said, I am always a little hesitant to give advice to a parent who doesn t mention that their child has a coach. Please understand...

Track & Field: 800 meter training (winter), coach walker, flexibility program
coach walker, flexibility program, winter work: Coach Walker, If possible in the winter he needs to run some simulated races. Without competition he won t run as fast. My web www.coachr88o.com has a page on it titled WINTER WORK that may be helpful to you. The articles on my web were in a newsletter...

Track & Field: High School Results, High School Track Results, Track Scholarships
High School Track Results, Track Scholarships, Coach Jeff McAuley: Jason, The best(and most reliable)sites to find HS results that I know of are: http://rise.espn.go.com/track-and-xc/index.aspx (this site was formerly known as dyestat) www.milesplit.com www.athletic.net Each of these sites have lots of information...

Track & Field: Long Jump Sand Pit, jump pit, 12 girls
jump pit, 12 girls, wood beam: Travis: I have researched this general question once before. As far as I can find in all of the construction of the horizontal jump landing pit these are all that apply in American track: The most common rules and the specific requirements for long...

Track & Field: How to Set Starting Blocks, How to Set Starting Blocks, www.speedrevolution.org
How to Set Starting Blocks, www.speedrevolution.org, Coach Jeff McAuley: Jason, Thank You for your excellent question! If you ask 10 coaches this question you will likely get 10 different answers! :) However, it is interesting that at the college and elite level nearly every athlete ends up in basically the same starting position,...

Track & Field: Sprint Training and Diet, Sprint Technique, Diet for Sprinters
Sprint Technique, Diet for Sprinters, Coach Jeff McAuley: Himanshu, Thank you so much for your question. This is a very broad question that would be impossible to cover in its totality. However, since I am asked this question quite often I will share with you some things that I consider important and have shared...

Track & Field: Track Equipment, Track Equipment, www.speedrevolution.org
Track Equipment, www.speedrevolution.org, Jeff McAuley: Juan, Thank you for your question. I would suggest to you to check out www.vsathletics.com for your track and field equipment needs. You will find they have a great selection of everything you should need. Let me know if you can t find something. All...

Track & Field: Track and field off season weight lifting workouts, weight lifting workouts, endurance coach
weight lifting workouts, endurance coach, muscle endurance: Coach Ahmad, My web www.coachr880.com has T&F training information on it. There is one article there titled Winter Work . Everything there was in a newsletter that I publish. If you would like to receive it contact me at coachr880@bellsouth.net. Ross Dunton...

Track & Field: Track Scholarships, Track Scholarships, Sacramento
Track Scholarships, Sacramento, Coach Jeff McAuley: Ronald, I am often asked this very question. Given the times she is currently running, scholarship dollars would be unlikely. However, with some improvement, she would certainly be able to walk on at a smaller (hence Division 2, 3, or NAIA) school. If...

Track & Field: Warm-ups for Track workouts, Warm-ups for track workouts, www.speedrevolution.org
Warm-ups for track workouts, www.speedrevolution.org, Coach Jeff McAuley: Brian, Thank you for your question. I use several different warm-up routines depending on the nature of the workout. I like to mix it up to keep the athletes engaged in the learning process. Therefore, some days are sprint mechanics oriented and some...

Track & Field: Winter Workouts for Sprinters, Sprint Training, Sacramento
Sprint Training, Sacramento, Speed Training: Himanshu, Hello again, from the United States, and Thank You for your question. On the a href= http://www.speedrevolution.org/index.htm/ Speed Revolution /a website in the a href= http://www.speedrevolution.org/index_files/Page2091.htm/ workouts section...

Track & Field: 400 Metre Sprint Training, 400 meter workouts, Speed Revolution
400 meter workouts, Speed Revolution, Speedrevolution.org: Thanks for your question. And a big hello from the United States. As a relative newcomer to track and field I would also like to welcome you to the sport! I have read thru your training outline and will offer you some advice. However, be sure that your...

Track & Field: Guidance, Cool-down, Track and Field
Cool-down, Track and Field, Sacramento: Himanshu, Thank you for following my site and for the question. Typically, we do the stretching exercises after a 1200m jog to start the workout, and then we continue with stretching exercises during a approx. 15 minute cool-down routine after the workout....

Track & Field: Hurdle Training Advice, Hurdle Touchdown Times, Hurdle Training Program
Hurdle Touchdown Times, Hurdle Training Program, Hurdle Advice: Jason, Thank you for your question. You can find a copy of a presentation called a href= http://www.speedrevolution.org/downloads/orgdevtraining.pdf Organizing and Developing Training Programs for Sprints and Hurdles /a that I gave at the Ohio Coaches...

Track & Field: Improving my time for the 400 meter to flat out 50 seconds, 400 meter workouts, Speed Revolution
400 meter workouts, Speed Revolution, www.speedrevolution.org: Hello Eden, Thanks for your question. My high school and college athletes typically started training in September and we slowly built up conditioning in through October, got after things pretty hard in November, and then tried to do some maintenance work...

Track & Field: Plyometrics, plyometric exercises, sprint races
plyometric exercises, sprint races, plyometrics workout: Hi Himanshu, I can t give you direct plyometric exercises without first assessing your fitness levels in person but, I can tell you that they are part of a good sprinting program and that you re old enough to begin a plyometric program. I would suggest...

Track & Field: Swimming and Running, Pool Workouts for Running, www.speedrevolution.org
Pool Workouts for Running, www.speedrevolution.org, Sacramento: Danielle, Thank you for your question. I would suggest spreading your morning swim/aqua jog workouts out, and using it as extra conditioning and recovery. For example, if you have a Thursday and Saturday meet that week you may want to do the pool workout...

Track & Field: Volume Acceleration, Volume Acceleration, Acceleration Drills
Volume Acceleration, Acceleration Drills, Acceleration Workouts: Himanshu, Thanks again for another question. I actually listed a sample workout in my last answer: b Then when I refer to Volume Acceleration that is similar to Specific Acceleration, only the volume of starts is increased, and the rest intervals are...

Track & Field: Warm-Up Routine for Meets, Competition Warm-Up Routine, Track and Field
Competition Warm-Up Routine, Track and Field, Sacramento: Coach, Of course I remember you! Thank you for your question. You can find a copy of my a href= http://www.speedrevolution.org/index.htm/ Competition Warm-Up Routine for Track and Field /a at a href= http://www.speedrevolution.org/index.htm/ www.speedrevolution.org/downloads/Competition_Warmup_Routine.pdf...

Track & Field: Weight Lifting, Strength Training for Distance Runners, Sacramento
Strength Training for Distance Runners, Sacramento, Jeff McAuley: Garrett, Thank you for your question. Your gut instinct is correct. Heavy weight training for the chest and triceps will do very little (if anything) to help you run faster in the middle distance events. In fact, even the time you will spend lifting...

Track & Field: athletics track and field coaching, track and field coaching, competition levels
track and field coaching, competition levels, size shape: Dear Esnath: You do not indicate whether you are male or female, which would make a difference if there were any way to answer your question properly, but I do not think that there is. First, anyone doing all field events at a young age probably risks...

Track & Field: Beginner Miler Advice, Beginner Miler Advice, Coach Jeff McAuley
Beginner Miler Advice, Coach Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution: Hello Jerry, Thank you for your question. Congratulations to your son! That is an excellent first mile race. Not only running 5:05 but winning in doing so! When it comes to training advice, first of all, let me say that your best resource is the school...

Track & Field: Competing Professionally, Professional Track, Speed Revolution
Professional Track, Speed Revolution, Prima Sports Management: Antwon, Thank you for your question. It is fairly common for great track and field athlete s to take the football route in college. Quite frankly, there are just a lot more opportunities in terms of scholarships. The professional track and field route...

Track & Field: Eating/ Workouts, Speed Revolution, Prima Sports Management
Speed Revolution, Prima Sports Management, Coach Jeff McAuley: Hi Kailey, It is good to hear back from you! Obviously, you know I am not going to advocate you eating sweets! :) But, if you are human! So, lets let s keep what I am about to say a secret between us (And anybody else on the internet!) If you have a bowl...

Track & Field: Electronic timing of meets, electronic timing system, dunton
electronic timing system, dunton, timers: Jim, Yes, electronic timing does speed up the meet. When the race is over, with the electronic timing system you can start the next race almost immediately. With hand timing you have to wait for the timers to report their times and walk back to the track....

Track & Field: What should i eat during the week before an event, Nutrition and Eating for Track and Field, Speed Revolution
Nutrition and Eating for Track and Field, Speed Revolution, Coach Jeff McAuley: Eden, Thank you for your excellent question. What you eat and when you eat it before a workout or meets is very important. While I am not a dietitian, I have attended many seminars, read a few sports nutrition books, and have watched my own athletes eating...

Track & Field: What events should I do?, What events should I do? Speed Revolution, Coach Jeff McAuley
What events should I do? Speed Revolution, Coach Jeff McAuley: Hello Jameson, Thank you for your question. Without seeing you run, I am clearly at a disadvantage at answering this question. However, here is my suggestion... Talk with your coach! Tell him the goals that you have. I would suggest that you go to www.speedrevolution.org....

Track & Field: Sprint Equivalency Times, calculator, coach
Track & Field: Sprint Equivalency Times, calculator, coach, sprint

Track & Field: Heart of a Champion!!, www.throwjavelin.com, javelin throw
www.throwjavelin.com, javelin throw, track and field: I ll try my best to ballpark my answers Charles. It does sound like you have a lot of passion which is truly one of the main ingredients to becoming a champion in any endeavor. Your times are relatively good for your age and I m sure training would help you...

Track & Field: Heart of a Champion!!, justin gatlin, nassau bahamas
justin gatlin, nassau bahamas, donovan bailey: CJ: I have been studying your questions to figure out a way to answer you. You certainly have the capacity for the Heart of a Champion, but I am not sure what the best advice that I can offer should be. I think you are spreading yourself too much and...

Track & Field: Heart of a Champion!!, Coach Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution
Coach Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution, Making the Olympics: Hello Again C.J. I hope all is well with you. I can see you clearly have a great love for the sport of track and field. In your previous question, you told me about your sprinting. To recap my answer I said: Your current times (without consistent training)...

Track & Field: Hurdle/Jump workouts, Jump Workouts, Hurdle Workouts
Jump Workouts, Hurdle Workouts: Kiamesha, Thank you for your question. For a coach like myself, this is a very complex question. I would be happy to e-mail you some very specific workouts that you can use over the next few months with your athlete s. Just go to my website at www.speedrevolution.org...

Track & Field: Hypertrophy from Sprinting, Hypertrophy from Sprinting, Coach Jeff McAuley
Hypertrophy from Sprinting, Coach Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution: Caleb, Thank you for your question. First of all, there are many types of strenuous anaerobic exercises . These exercises could include things such as sprinting, fast swimming, speed skating, hard circuit training and weight training. The more commonly...

Track & Field: Improving in long jump, www.throwjavelin.com, javelin throw
www.throwjavelin.com, javelin throw: Hi Micheal, There are some basic aspects to training for long jump I can give you but I would highly suggest you consult someone in your area that is well versed in athletic training such as an athletic trainer or personal trainer for more specific exercises...

Track & Field: Long Jump Technique Tips, Long Jump Tips, Coach Jeff McAuley
Long Jump Tips, Coach Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution: Hello Paul, Thank you for your question, It is quite possible that your injury is still effecting you. Be sure to see a physical therapist, so they can analyze your hamstring to quad strength ratio s as well as you bi lateral strength ratios (let to...

Track & Field: Running Alone, Speed Revolution, Maximum Speed Training Coach Jeff McAuley
Speed Revolution, Maximum Speed Training Coach Jeff McAuley: Hello Paul, Thank you for your question. Over the years I have had many athletes run alone (or once at a time) over 60m in practice. Usually, the athletes are running a maximum speed workout when they are doing this and running 3 to 5 reps. Overall,...

Track & Field: Shoes/Time, Track Spikes weight, Coach Jeff McAuley
Track Spikes weight, Coach Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution.: Hello Paul, Thanks for your question. My suggestion is to always race in track spikes. Most sprint spikes range in weight from about 5.0 to 7.0oz (Depending on size, of course). Here is a site with some samples http://www.weplaysports.com/track/spikes/....

Track & Field: Speed Training, 100 meter race model, Coach Jeff McAuley
100 meter race model, Coach Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution: Sam, Thanks for your question. When it comes to increasing your speed, and thereby, decreasing your 100m time, there are several things to consider: First, there are a few factors involved in a 100m race. They are as follows: 1) Reaction Time- The...

Track & Field: Sponsorship, Prima Sports Management, Jeff McAuley
Prima Sports Management, Jeff McAuley, Track and Field Sponsorship: Hello Heather, This question is a tough one to answer completely here. I suggest you go to the www.primasportsmanagement.com and e-mail your contact information or call the number that is on the site. I am sure you will find that to be well worth your...

Track & Field: Sprint Equivalency Times, Sprint Equivalency Times, Sprint Equivalency Tables
Sprint Equivalency Times, Sprint Equivalency Tables, Complete Sprint Times Calculator: Charles, Thank you for your question. Let me start by qualifying the 10.7 time. First, I am going to keep things simple by assuming that it was not wind-aided or against a headwind (Therefore, I am assuming the wind is 0.0). Also, I am going to assume...

Track & Field: Sprint Times, Sprint equivalency charts, Coach Jeff McAuley
Sprint equivalency charts, Coach Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution: Paul, Thank you for your question. I must admit... I have never heard of a person running in 40 degree weather, with heavy running shoes, uphill at a 10% grade, on cement, in sweat pants and being electronically timed! Therefore, I cannot predict your...

Track & Field: Sprinting Spikes - Wide Toe Box, Sprint Spikes, Speed Revolution
Sprint Spikes, Speed Revolution, Jeff McAuley: Hello Brigid, Thank you for your question. In my experience I have found that Nike spikes do tend to run narrow and a bit small. My suggestion is this... If your foot is extra wide, order a spike size that is 1 size larger than you normally wear in your...

Track & Field: Track and Field Track Oval Area, Coach Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution
Coach Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution: Marvin, Thank you for your question, I am assuming that you are asking for a diagram of a standard outdoor 400m track. So I will suggest that you go to http://pioneerathletics.com/store-category-LAY and click on the 400m Track Oval or any other link...

Track & Field: 400 Meter Dash, Competition Warmup Routine, Speed Revolution
Competition Warmup Routine, Speed Revolution, Coach Jeff McAuley: Hello Maddie, Thank you for your question. First, I am going to address your warm-up routine. I am including below, the warm-up routine that my athletes have used for years. I don t expect that you will know how to do every exercise in the routine....

Track & Field: 400 Meter Dash Race Strategy, Running the 400 Meters, 400 Meter Dash Race Strategy
Running the 400 Meters, 400 Meter Dash Race Strategy, Coach Jeff McAuley: Roman, Yes, the second 100 meters will typically be faster than first. For a bio-mechanical analysis, check out this site for the proof: http://speedendurance.speedenduranceco.netdna-cdn.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/iaaf2009berlinwc400metersplits.jpg...

Track & Field: 400m Dash Sample Workouts, 400 Meter Dash Sample Workouts, Speed Revolution
400 Meter Dash Sample Workouts, Speed Revolution, Coach Jeff McAuley: Hello Ashley, Thank you for your great question. Obviously, running well in the 400 meters requires a lot of preparation. Based on your currently time and goal time (of 60 seconds) I will give you a few suggestions. Early season- General Conditioning...

Track & Field: 800 meter training, Coach Jeff McAuley, 800 Meter Training
Coach Jeff McAuley, 800 Meter Training, Speed Revolution: Hello Ramon, Thank you for your question. The training for the 400 meter hurdles should be very similar to 800 meter training. I would suggest that you continue lifting weights as you did before, while training for the 400m hurdles. Most great 400m hurdlers...

Track & Field: Cramps, Nutritional information to prevent cramps, Speed Revolution
Nutritional information to prevent cramps, Speed Revolution, Jeff McAuley: Hello James, Thank you for your question. Typically, cramping is a result of your diet and fluid intake. While it is impossible to really predict how much you were slowed by your cramps, what I can offer you is this, nutritional advice that may help prevent...

Track & Field: Decathlon 400 Meter Training , Decathlon 400 meters training, Coach Jeff McAuley
Decathlon 400 meters training, Coach Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution.org: Hello Nick, Thank you for your question. Obviously, running well in the 400 meters requires a lot more than one good workout . But, I will at least give you a few of my favorites for a decathlete that is trying to run 48-49 seconds. Early season-...

Track & Field: Diet for Track and Field, Diet for Track and Field, Jeff McAuley
Diet for Track and Field, Jeff McAuley, Coach Jeff McAuley: Hello Madison, Thank you for your question. I have been asked that same question many times! Let me review what I have said before. What you eat and when you eat it before a workout or meets is very important. While I am not a dietitian, I have attended...

Track & Field: Discus Throw, Discus Throw advice, Speed Revoultion.org
Discus Throw advice, Speed Revoultion.org, Coach Jeff McAuley: Sasha, Thank you for your question. I am going to assume you meant 49-7 feet and not yards, because in yards that would be nearly 25 feet farther than the midget girls national record in the discus. Here is what I would suggest. Look at the local high...

Track & Field: Hand and Electronic Timing, Hand and Electronic Timing, Coach Jeff McAuley
Hand and Electronic Timing, Coach Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution: Hi Cheryl, Thank you for your question. The c stands for converted . Basically, what that means is, her time was a hand time (timed with a stopwatch) that they converted to an electronic time. In track and field, most big meets have electronic...

Track & Field: High Jump, High Jump coaching, Jeff McAuley
High Jump coaching, Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution.: Tonya, Thank you for your excellent question. High Jumpers typically get a starting mark from a method called triangulation. Basically, this means they start with a long measuring tape at the high jump standard that is closest to the side they jump from....

Track & Field: Preparation for the 400 Meters., Running the 400 Meters, 400 Meter Dash Race Strategy
Running the 400 Meters, 400 Meter Dash Race Strategy, Coach Jeff McAuley: Hello Timothy, Thanks again for another good question. As your times improve you need to adjust your workout times. The workouts themselves are typically pretty similar... but they are just a bit faster! So a 47.00 runner in the 400 meters would typically...

Track & Field: How To Prepare for Track & Field Tryouts, Track and Field Tryouts, Speed Revolution
Track and Field Tryouts, Speed Revolution, Coach Jeff McAuley: Hi Ashli, Thank you for your question. It is great to hear you are getting ready to try-out for your team. Given that you only have a few days to prepare, I would say, there is no miracle workout that you can do that is going to get you more ready for...

Track & Field: Sprint Diet, Diet For Sprinters, Speedrevolution.org
Diet For Sprinters, Speedrevolution.org, Coach Jeff McAuley: Aaron, Thank you for your question. Overall, the workout on the link you provided is presented well. It has a lot of good suggestions and helpful information. At the end of the day, it is pretty typical sprint workouts. That being said, I am going to...

Track & Field: Throwers Diet, Diet for Throwers, Coach Jeff McAuley
Diet for Throwers, Coach Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution: Hello Kaylyn, Thank you for your question. While you didn t indicate what throwing event you do. I feel safe in saying that good eating habits for a young athlete, that is trying to lose a few pounds is pretty universal. As a thrower, you will still need...

Track & Field: Track: Running in General, Coach Jeff McAuley, Speedrevolution.org
Coach Jeff McAuley, Speedrevolution.org: Jade, Thanks for your question. When it comes to increasing your speed, and thereby, decreasing your sprint times, there are several things to consider: First, there are a few factors involved in a 100m race. They are as follows: 1) Reaction Time-...

Track & Field: Track Spikes, Track Spikes, Coach Jeff McAuley
Track Spikes, Coach Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution: Hello Zack, Thank you for your question. Typically, only distance spikes have 5 to 6 spikes. Most sprint spikes have a rigid toe plate and 8 spikes. When talking about spikes in track and field, a lot has to do with your event and individual preference....

Track & Field: triple jump, mr edwards, group rules
mr edwards, group rules, dunton: MR. Edwards, Unfortunately, I do not know what a good or average TJ distance is for his age group. Under the USATF age group rules he would compete in the Youth group. The record for that group is 40 ft. The is some TJ training information on my web www.coachr880.com....

Track & Field: Over-Warming Up, Warmup for Sprint races, Coach Jeff McAuley
Warmup for Sprint races, Coach Jeff McAuley, speedrevolution.org: Paul, Thank you for your question. I have no accurate way of predicting what you would have run, if you did not cramp up . However, I will say that cramping is usually an issue of diet. It can also be caused by a strenuous workout right before a meet....

Track & Field: Wind Effects on High Jumping, Jeff McAuley, High Jumping
Jeff McAuley, High Jumping, Speed Revolution: Hello Lee, Thank you for your question! Wind... depending on it s strength, can certainly impact a high jumper. High Jumpers typically get a starting mark from a method called triangulation. Basically, this means they start with a long measuring tape...

Track & Field: 300 Meter Hurdles, Hurdle Touchdown Time Calculator, Hurdle Training Advice
Hurdle Touchdown Time Calculator, Hurdle Training Advice, Coach Jeff McAuley: Hi Ashlee, Thank you for your question. The first thing you want to do is watch other good hurdlers and try to copy what they are doing. Most of the best athletes are great imitators! But, you want to be careful to imitate characteristics that are technically...

Track & Field: 400 Meter Diet, Diet for Sprinters, www.speedrevolution.org
Diet for Sprinters, www.speedrevolution.org, Coach Jeff McAuley: Liane, Thank you for your excellent question. What you eat and when you eat it before a workout or meets is very important. While I am not a dietitian, I will say, that from my experience as a college athlete and coach, it is tough to make great food choices....

Track & Field: 400 Meter Training Advice, 400 Meter Training Advice, Speed Revolution
400 Meter Training Advice, Speed Revolution, Coach Jeff McAuley: Hello Jayvon, Thank you for your great question. Obviously, running well in the 400 meters requires a lot of preparation year round. But, assuming you are now into your outdoor season, you have probably already done your preseason (often called general...

Track & Field: Best pre-meet diet for a sprinter/long jumper, Best pre Meet Diet for a sprinter, Coach Jeff McAuley
Best pre Meet Diet for a sprinter, Coach Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution: Hello Christine, Thank you for your question. I have been asked that same question many times! Let me review what I have said before. What you eat and when you eat it before a workout or meets is very important. While I am not a dietitian, I have attended...

Track & Field: Flight size, Officiating the Long Jump, www.speedrevolution.org
Officiating the Long Jump, www.speedrevolution.org, Coach Jeff McAuley: Jordan, Thank you for your question. While I am not a track and field official, I do have a copy of the NCAA rule book and have been to countless competitions at every level of the sport. That said, I am going to say that there is no cut and fast rule...

Track & Field: High Jump, high jumper, landing pad
high jumper, landing pad, appeal rights: Dear JD: A high jumper must always clear the bar without breaking the plane. Upon landing many athletes believe that if they are off the mat before the bar falls for any reason, they will not be called. I believe that their is some history where such...

Track & Field: Long jump advice, long jump training advice, Coach Jeff McAuley
long jump training advice, Coach Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution: Hello Sandy, Thank you for your question. Her mark is very competitive at the high school level. 14-15 will in most states do quite well in most meets. A typical great high school level will be 18 + and a national elite level will start in the range...

Track & Field: long jump, coachs, dunton
coachs, dunton, hurdles: Sandy, 14-15 feet is probably about average or slightly better for her age group. To be among the best she needs to be jumping about 19 3 . The best have good LJ coaches. My web www.coachr880.com has LJ training information that could be helpful to you, your...

Track & Field: long jump foul, Coach Jeff McAuley, Long Jump
Coach Jeff McAuley, Long Jump, www.speedrevolution.org: Doug, Thank you for your question. While I have not checked the high school rules, I will say that I have never seen a foul called for what you have described. Here are the NCAA rules (which typically are the same as the National High School Rules):...

Track & Field: Post-Collegiate Competition, Post Collegiate Competition, Coach Jeff McAuley
Post Collegiate Competition, Coach Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution: Hello Tyler, Thank you for your question. I know there are several elite track and field athletes training in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I m not sure if Monte Stratton (Former TCU coach) is still coaching elite athlete s but you could check on that....

Track & Field: Predictions, calf muscles, dunton
calf muscles, dunton, two steps: Paul, Based on what you wrote there is no way for me to predict what you will do in the future. What you will do is based on your training. Obviously, you are not in the proper condition to run the 400. When you can run a 22 200 you should be able to run...

Track & Field: Going pro, Coach Jeff McAuley, www.speedrevolution.org
Coach Jeff McAuley, www.speedrevolution.org: Charles, Thank you for your question and patience in waiting for my answer until after the Easter Holiday. The European Circuit is comprised of many types of meets. The highest level of competition is the Diamond League, followed by Grand Prix meets,...

Track & Field: Shape, Sprint Training, Coach Jeff McAuley
Sprint Training, Coach Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution: Hello Paul, Thank you for your question. At the risk of you giving me a bad rating, I have to say.... your question contains more excuses for lack of performance than any I have every received. (ex. I walked my last two steps, haven t run in two years,...

Track & Field: Speed endurance training, Speed Endurance Training, Coach Jeff McAuley
Speed Endurance Training, Coach Jeff McAuley, Track and Field: Mike, Thank you for your question. First, lets explore exactly what Speed Endurance is. Speed Endurance expressed mathematically is a percentage of the individual athletes Maximum Speed maintained over time/distance. For example, if an particular...

Track & Field: Track n Field, track n field, foot shoe
track n field, foot shoe, stutter: Toy: I took extra time to visit as many rules for running that seemed to speak to this question. Assuming both boys were running on the pace without unusual motion or stutter stepping nor running too close for the pace, it becomes a matter of judgment...

Track & Field: Trail Leg in Hurdling, Trail Leg in Hurdling, Coach Jeff McAuley
Trail Leg in Hurdling, Coach Jeff McAuley, www.speedrevolution.org: Paul, Thank you for your excellent question. Hurdling is all about action-reaction when it comes to your body parts. If you allow you trail leg to get out from your body your trail arm will will also swing way out like you are riding a bucking bronco....

Track & Field: Vectors vs sectors, sector lines, boundary line
sector lines, boundary line, track names: Mike: I am answering because I think that the distance arcs may have names used by and for engineers, but I am not aware of any track names (field names) except as relating to the distance represented. Since we use so many configurations to conform the field...

Track & Field: 400 Meter Workouts, 400 Meter Workouts, Coach Jeff McAuley
400 Meter Workouts, Coach Jeff McAuley: Hello Patrick, Thanks for your question. As a former D1 track athlete you probably remember that nearly every collegiate program trains year round, even doing some light conditioning on their own in the summer. The same is now true for many of the great...

Track & Field: 400M Workouts, 400 Meter Workouts, Coach Jeff McAuley
400 Meter Workouts, Coach Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution: Hello Zach, Thanks for your question. Typically, elite high school and nearly every collegiate program trains year round, even doing some light conditioning on their own in the summer. I always started my college athletes in September. We slowly built...

Track & Field: 400m Basic Training, 400m Basic Training, Coach Jeff McAuley
400m Basic Training, Coach Jeff McAuley, www.speedrevolution.org: Hello Matthew, Thanks for your question. As a high schooler, that is just doing training for a PE class it is hard to judge your ability level and motivation. However, since you are asking me this question, I am assuming you are pretty motivated to do...

Track & Field: 400m Intermidiate Hurdles, 400 Meter Hurdle Workouts, www.speedrevolution.org
400 Meter Hurdle Workouts, www.speedrevolution.org, Coach Jeff McAuley: Hello Alex, Thanks for your question. Typically, elite high school and nearly every collegiate program trains year round, even doing some light conditioning on their own in the summer. I always started my college athletes in September. We slowly built...

Track & Field: 440, lacrosse game, long term health
lacrosse game, long term health, dear kelly: Dear Kelly: Many will not agree that focusing on timing a 7 year old for competitive purposes is probably not a good program. Children who are truly sensational AND motivated to run almost passionately should probably see a very experienced upper level(College...

Track & Field: Diet, www.speedrevolution.org, Diet for a runner
www.speedrevolution.org, Diet for a runner, Coach Jeff McAuley : Garrett, Thank you for your question. I have been asked similar questions about diet many times! So first, let me review what I have said, and then I will address your question regarding protein sources and canned verses fresh vegetables and fruits. ...

Track & Field: Events, 110m hurdles, energy expenditures
110m hurdles, energy expenditures, bicyclists: Paul: Indeed you have a problem in a high school dual meet. The proximity of the two events would tax most any person since the 100 is often immediately following removal of the hurdles. Most people prefer some respite between two events requiring similar...

Track & Field: How do I exploit my full potential, Sprint Workouts, Coach Jeff McAuley
Sprint Workouts, Coach Jeff McAuley, www.speedrevolution.org: Hello Ian, Thanks for your question. Typically, elite high school and nearly every collegiate program trains year round, even doing some light conditioning on their own in the summer. I always started my college athletes in September. We slowly built...

Track & Field: High Jump, www.speedrevolution.org, Coach Jeff McAuley
www.speedrevolution.org, Coach Jeff McAuley, High Jump Question: Curtis, Thank you for your question. Obviously, athlete safety is first and foremost the #1 concern in any sporting event. I must admit, however, I have never seen this done. If the high jump pit meets USA High School Regulation Standards, this should...

Track & Field: High Jump Ruling, last jump, high jump
last jump, high jump, fouls: Dear Bert: I think your instincts are fair and the rules have specific details on how each is to be scored and placed. From how I understand your question, I believe second place is decided by the least prior fouls before the tie occurs. If the tie continues...

Track & Field: High School, 800 Meter Run Stagger, 1974 commonwealth games, 1976 olympic games
1974 commonwealth games, 1976 olympic games, johnny gray: Eric, I wish you the best. Again, I doubt that there will be a valid way to challenge it, but at the very least maybe they will change it in the future. All The Best, Coach Jeff McAuley Director of Operations Speed Revolution www.speedrevolution.org...

Track & Field: Hurdling, Hurdling Technique, Coach Jeff McAuley
Hurdling Technique, Coach Jeff McAuley, www.speedrevolution.org: Paul, Thank you for your question. Typically, the problem you are describing is a result of either: 1) You are not staying forward and attacking through the hurdle. -or- 2) You need to develop more power, so that you will begin to actually cut your...

Track & Field: Long Jump Training, Long Jump Training, www.speedrevolution.org
Long Jump Training, www.speedrevolution.org, Coach Jeff McAuley: Michael, Thanks for your question. Overall, without knowing all the details of your program, it sounds pretty sound. My only suggestion would to consider including an Acceleration or Maximum Speed day in place of one of the interval workouts. Long...

Track & Field: Long and Triple Jump Advice, Long Jump Training, www.speedrevolution.org
Long Jump Training, www.speedrevolution.org, Coach Jeff Mcauley: Samantha, Thank you for your question. Because your upcoming meet is so soon, I am going to focus on giving you advice related to getting ready for competition rather than training progressions. First, let s address a couple basics, starting with what...

Track & Field: Olympic Coaching, www.speedrevolution.org, Coach Jeff McAuley
www.speedrevolution.org, Coach Jeff McAuley, Olympic Coaching: Jayden, Thank you for another question. Actually, the answer to your question actually lies in who you are coaching. Most professional trainers charge their athletes monthly fees. Depending on their experience level, that is usually between $300 a month,...

Track & Field: Olympic Coaching, www.speedrevolution.org, Coach Jeff McAuley
www.speedrevolution.org, Coach Jeff McAuley, Olympic Coaching: Jayden, Thank you for your question, sorry for the delay in my response. Basically, becoming an Olympic Coach is more of an honorary position that coaches are elected too. Most Olympic Coaches whether head coaches, or assistants are current or former...

Track & Field: Physical Education, www.speedrevolution.org, Coach Jeff McAuley
www.speedrevolution.org, Coach Jeff McAuley: Franklyn, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, I need a little more information as to what you are interested in knowing. Are you referring to a shot put training progression or are you seeking technical information on the shot put itself? Please...

Track & Field: running hurdles, running hurdles, motion energy
running hurdles, motion energy, slow pace: Paul, If you are going up and down when running you are most likely running on your toes. Going up and down is lost motion, energy and speed. To retrain your body to run flat footed, start at a slow pace and concentrate on one foot. After one foot learns...

Track & Field: Shot Put Ring, Shot Put Ring dimensions, Coach Jeff McAuley
Shot Put Ring dimensions, Coach Jeff McAuley, www.speedrevolution.org: Frank, Thanks for your question. Overall, I don t think you will have a problem with protests, because, while the ring places the thrower at a slight disadvantage for throwing far, each athlete is equally effected. Typically, rings are designed to be...

Track & Field: Sprint Training for Senior Citizens, www.speedrevolution.org, Coach Jeff McAuley
www.speedrevolution.org, Coach Jeff McAuley, Training program for Masters sprinter: Tony, Thank you for your question. Over the next two months I would recommend the following training guidelines: Monday s Light Sprint Drills and a dynamic warmup routine. For an example from our website please go to http://www.speedrevolution.org/downloads/samplestaticstretchanddynamicwarmup.pdf...

Track & Field: Sprints, Training for the 100 meters, Coach Jeff McAuley
Training for the 100 meters, Coach Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution: Haley, Thanks for your question. When it comes to increasing your speed, and thereby, decreasing your 100m time, there are several things to consider: First, there are a few factors involved in a 100m race. They are as follows: 1) Reaction Time-...

Track & Field: skipped high jumper, high jumper, unanticipated delays
high jumper, unanticipated delays, time of departure: Joe: High school meets are hard because many officials, coaches and athletes are not rule savvy and have had little exposure to high quality officiating (I do not make any comparison about myself there are many officials of very high quality). A major...

Track & Field: Track Schedule, Track Schedule, Coach Jeff McAuley
Track Schedule, Coach Jeff McAuley, Track and Field: Paul, Thank you for your question. There have been many great hurdlers that have done both events. I wouldn t worry too much about doing both events, as long as you have about 20 minutes in between each. If that is the case, all you have to do is warm...

Track & Field: Track Season, www.speedrevolution.org, Coach Jeff McAuley
www.speedrevolution.org, Coach Jeff McAuley, Hamstring Injury: Paul, Thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear about your injury. I suggest you see a physical therapist immediately. They will be able to diagnose the severity of the injury, and hopefully, put you on a aggressive treatment protocol. My suggestion...

Track & Field: Training for Speed, Speed Training, www.speedrevolution.org
Speed Training, www.speedrevolution.org, Coach Jeff McAuley: Nishant, Thank you for your question, I will do my best to answer it. By you mentioning Bruce Lee Books I am unsure if you are looking for hand speed for martial arts or running speed. But since this is a Track and Field forum, and that is my area...

Track & Field: Triple and Long, adive, field quality
adive, field quality, absolute commitment: Dear Samantha: If large improvements in track or field were possible, everyone would do it. However, track and field quality is a matter of hard work, fierce determination, and absolute commitment. Surely something less in any category will not sink the...

Track & Field: track running for 10year old and how to stay in his lane, Coach Jeff McAuley, www.speedrevolution.org
Coach Jeff McAuley, www.speedrevolution.org: Leonie, Thank you for your question. I would suggest that you go to the track a few days before and have him practice running short distances (approximately 100 meters) out of each lane. Try to find the marking on the track for each race he will be running...

Track & Field: warm-up correctly, Correct Warm-Up, Coach Jeff McAuley
Correct Warm-Up, Coach Jeff McAuley, www.speedrevolution.org: Joe, Thank you for your question. Warming up properly with a consistent routine is paramount to success. That said, I will share with you the competition warm-up routine that my athletes have used with much success. It is listed below: Begin at least...

Track & Field: 400 meter dash, 400 meter workouts, Coach Jeff McAuley
400 meter workouts, Coach Jeff McAuley, www.speedrevolution.org: Hello Kevin, Thank you for your great question. Obviously, running well in the 400 meters requires a lot of preparation year round. Typically great athletes at the college and elite high school levels start training in September. Since you stated that...

Track & Field: Curves, Glute Ham Raises, Coach Jeff McAuley
Glute Ham Raises, Coach Jeff McAuley, www.speedrevolution.org: Hello Jason, Thank you for your question. I have a few suggestions for you. First off, after taking some time off always come back slow and realize as we age, we need a little more recovery between speed workouts. My suggestion, is to only work at 90%...

Track & Field: decreased energy/speed, www.speedrevoltion.org, running advice
www.speedrevoltion.org, running advice, Coach Jeff McAuley: Susan, Thank you for your question. It sounds like you have had a pretty consistent routine over the course of many years. While that is good consistency, it isn t always the best way to approach your training. It may be good for you to run some shorter...

Track & Field: weight training program, quality fitness equipment, weights bench
Track & Field: weight training program, quality fitness equipment, weights bench, external weights

Track & Field: left handed discus throw, www.speedrevolution.org, wind effects on the discus
www.speedrevolution.org, wind effects on the discus, Coach Jeff McAuley: Adrian, Thank you for your question. I will do my best to answer it and clear up any confusion about the difference between righties and lefties throwing the discus. First and foremost, their is absolutely no difference in proper technique between...

Track & Field: ncaa, third leg, microsecond
third leg, microsecond, favoritism: Margaret: Track and field is a sport of men and women. The factors that govern an official exercising judgment is subject to very limited and specific rules of appeal and review. This and I am not one of them. When officiating we are charged to make...

Track & Field: Prediction/Hamstring Injury, Hamstring Injury, Coach Jeff McAuley
Hamstring Injury, Coach Jeff McAuley, www.speedrevolution.org: Matt, Thanks for your question. My first suggestion, is for the athlete to NOT sprint until he has been fully cleared to do so by a experienced physical therapist or athletic trainer. Because of the scar tissue that is left behind after each hamstring...

Track & Field: sprint training, batters box, sprint training
batters box, sprint training, athletic position: Jonathan, The only way to get faster is to run faster than you normally can. You can do this by running as fast as you can for about 30m down a slightly inclined hill and walking back up and running again. Do six or eight runs. If possible have him do this...

Track & Field: Swim conditioning for track, Swimming and Running, Coach Jeff McAuley
Swimming and Running, Coach Jeff McAuley, www.speedrevolution.org: Ashlee, Thank you for your question! Swimming could be an excellent cross training activity for track and field. Especially when done in conjunction with indoor track. Honestly, it would probably be even better if you can find a local track and field...

Track & Field: USATF Junior Olympics- shot, usatf junior olympics, age groups
usatf junior olympics, age groups, athlete: Justin: So long as the athlete comes to a complete stop when entering the circle (not running into the circle for momentum) no particular form is required for feet. It is essential that the athlete PUT the shot basically a rapid push from the shoulder...

Track & Field: weight training program, Strength training for Track and Field, www.speedrevolution.org
Strength training for Track and Field, www.speedrevolution.org, Coach Jeff McAuley: Peter, Thank you for your question. Weight Training becomes a critical component of jump training when you get in the last few years of high school. In my years working with jumpers I would say that 50% of our preseason training was dedicated to strength...

Track & Field: What workouts can i do in my neighborhood, Coach Jeff McAuley, www.speedrevolution.org
Coach Jeff McAuley, www.speedrevolution.org: Darien, Generally speaking, building muscle in your prime mover s (Your Glutes, Hamstrings, hip flexors, etc.) is desirable. Of course, body-building type exercises and routines, are not the best way to go about it. My suggestion is to find a good strength...

Track & Field: 300 Hurdle Workouts, 300 Hurdle Workouts, Hurdle Touchdown Times
300 Hurdle Workouts, Hurdle Touchdown Times, Coach Jeff McAuley: Hello Brody, Thank you for your great question. Obviously, running well in both hurdle events plus a relay requires a lot of preparation year round. Typically great athletes at the college and elite high school levels start training in September. Since...

Track & Field: 300 meter sprint, sprint training programs, physical ability test
sprint training programs, physical ability test, meter sprint: Karen: Please remember I am an official and not a coach. I do not have personal training or experience training runners. Of course, after a number of years I do have some familiarity with programs runners refer to, but that is only what I that expert...

Track & Field: core training, middle distances, certified personal trainer
middle distances, certified personal trainer, high school cross country: Learning how to properly train your core should be your first priority Garrett, I would do a few sessions with a certified personal trainer who has advanced core training knowledge and get a few good exercises from them. There s a lot of technique when it...

Track & Field: Effect of Muscle Strain, Throw Javelin
Throw Javelin: From what I can gather, you ve got some injuries that haven t been mended properly. No matter what you r ecurrent situation is, I d suggest you seek sessions with physiotherapist and get things fixed so you can return to training under proper conditions. If...

Track & Field: long jump pit measurment, jump pit, 12 girls
jump pit, 12 girls, long jump: Dear BABU: You have not specified the rules by which you are long jumping, or in any event, querying. The most common rules and the specific requirements for long jump pit sizes are: IAAF (L x W) 10m-BD to pit end; 2.75-3m/ USATF (L x W) 10m-BD to...

Track & Field: Off Season Training, slow twitch muscles, doing weights
slow twitch muscles, doing weights, registered dietician: I fully agree with your ideology of not becoming a distance runner to lose the weight. I d suggest consulting a registered dietician (RD) and refining your eating habits. You can increase your training for sprinting with weights and such ( make sure you re...

Track & Field: Sprinting Technique, dunton, elbow
dunton, elbow, legs: Paul, You should pump your arms. The arms should be bent 90 degrees at the elbow. They should be pumped straight forward and not across your chest. You should lift your legs and drive your feet down hard against the track. There is sprint information on my...

Track & Field: Training, leg power, school coach
leg power, school coach, twing: Paul, You tore your hamstring because you accelerated while running on your toes. Proper running form is landing flat footed and not on your toes. You need to retrain your body to land that way. Until your hamstring has healed accelerate very slowly until...

Track & Field: weak hamstring, strenght, multiple times
strenght, multiple times, muscles: You absolutely need to rehabilitate your hamstring properly if you want to perform optimally Paul. It s one of the most pivotal muscles in sprinting and having it working properly is a must if you want to run fast. I would suggest getting it fixed right away....

Track & Field: 100m & 200m Race Technique, 100 Meter Race Technique, Coach Jeff McAuley
100 Meter Race Technique, Coach Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution: Nithin, You are a persistent and inquisitive young man! Please feel free to contact me at my personal e-mail jmcauley@speedrevolution.org so we can go over these questions in greater detail. All the Best, Coach Jeff McAuley Director of Operations...

Track & Field: 110 Hurdle Technique and Training, 110 Hurdle Technique, 110 Hurdle Training
110 Hurdle Technique, 110 Hurdle Training, 110 Training Tips: Jordan, Your technique looks very good. Continue to work hard to attack the hurdle. Stay forward and run thru the hurdle not to the hurdle and you will see your times continue to drop. Also, follow the suggestions that I laid out before, in regards...

Track & Field: 800 Stagger...Is Distance Same From Each Lane, Track Markings, Staggers
Track Markings, Staggers, Coach Jeff McAuley: Rene, Thank you for your question. I haven t done all the research to verify that the diagonal angle taken after the break hasn t been accounted for in the track markings. But if it hasn t then the answer to your question is YES the distance is farther...

Track & Field: Regulation Track Requirements, Track Dimensions, Speed Revolution
Track Dimensions, Speed Revolution, www.speedrevolution.org: Meredith, Thank you for your question. Before I answer I need a little more information. Is the track an indoor or outdoor track? Will it be used for high school, college, or international level events (or combination)? If it is an outdoor track is it...

Track & Field: Speed training for the 40, 40 yard dash tips, Coach Jeff McAuley
40 yard dash tips, Coach Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution: Brandon, Thank you for your question! I am sorry for the delay in my response, I was on vacation. I actually, am very well versed in the 40 yard dash, having worked numerous football speed and agility clinics with my company Speed Revolution, and coached...

Track & Field: Sprinting Tips and Diet, Sprinting Tips, Coach Jeff McAuley
Sprinting Tips, Coach Jeff McAuley, www.speedrevolution.org: Nicholas, Thank you for your question. Your times are well above average for your age, just stay focused on further improvement. I have been asked questions similar to your own about diet many times! So first, let me review what I have said, and then...

Track & Field: Track and Field question, Diet and Sprinting, Track and Field Diet
Diet and Sprinting, Track and Field Diet, Coach Jeff McAuley: Nate, Thank you for your question. Congratulations, your daughter is doing excellent so far! I have been asked questions similar to your own about diet many times! So please let me review what I have said, and feel free to print this answer out and share...

Track & Field: 400m dash/400m hurdles Training , 400 Meter Hurdles Training, 300H Training
400 Meter Hurdles Training, 300H Training, Coach Jeff McAuley: Hello Blake, Thanks for your question. Typically, elite high school and nearly every collegiate program trains year round, even doing some light conditioning on their own in the summer. I always started my college athletes in September. We slowly built...

Track & Field: DISTANCE AROUND TRACK FIELD, four laps, exact measurement
four laps, exact measurement, 440 yards: Richard: You ask a question for which the answer is mathematical and depends upon variables which are unique to the track it self and the distance to which you refer as mile . Probably you refer to the statute mile which is defined as 5280 feet, 1760...

Track & Field: Recovering from a Stress Fracture, Recovery from a Stress Fracture, Diagnosing a Stress Fracture.
Recovery from a Stress Fracture, Diagnosing a Stress Fracture., Running Injury: Garrett, Thank you again for your question. How in the world can you do plyometrics if you have a possible stress fracture or bad sprain? Something is not adding up here! Plyometrics consists of bounding, jumping, and other high impact exercises . Exactly,...

Track & Field: Should I put my 8 yr old in track, Youth Track and Field, Speed Revolution
Youth Track and Field, Speed Revolution, Coach Jeff McAuley: Angelique, Thank you for your question, it is one that is near and dear to my heart, having kids of my own. Personally, I think that if your child enjoys the sport and going to practice, then it is ok to support his participation. However, I think it...

Track & Field: California Starts, second banana, critical distinction
second banana, critical distinction, distance races: Caitlin: I answered this question once and had to look it up. Here is what I discovered and as far as I know it is still the best answer I have found. I believe it is used only in circumstances similar to relays or large fields in distance races. I suppose...

Track & Field: Diet Plan, Diet Plan for Sprinters, Coach Jeff McAuley
Diet Plan for Sprinters, Coach Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution.: Allyson, Thank you for your question. I am currently at a track and field clinic, but I will address your question as soon as I get back. All The Best, b Coach Jeff McAuley /b Director of Operations b Speed Revolution /b a href= http://www.speedrevolution.org/index.htm/...

Track & Field: How to find a private coach, private coach, school coach
private coach, school coach, track clubs: Hi Terry, I can t help you much with finding a private coach in your area specifically but, I would start with calling some of the track clubs and seeing if they have a proper throwing coach available. If they don t they would probably better know where...

Track & Field: Touch Down Charts, Hurdle Touchdown Times, Calculator
Hurdle Touchdown Times, Calculator, www.speedrevolution.org: Mike, Yes the 300 meter hurdle event is a part of the Hurdle TD Time calculator. As is the 55H, 60H, 100H, 110H, and 400H. All you have to do is enter a time and it will give you an extremely accurate TD time chart for each hurdle, along with a practice...

Track & Field: What is a sector and sector line?, Throws Sector, Speed Training
Throws Sector, Speed Training, Speed Revolution: Manon, Thanks for your question. A sector line is the line (usually laid out in chalk that marks the area in which the throwing implement (Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, or Hammer) should be thrown. The sector is the are in between those two lines. For...

Track & Field: Sprint goal in 8months, Goal Setting in track, Sprint Training for the 1500
Goal Setting in track, Sprint Training for the 1500, Speed Revolution: Jordan, Thanks for your question! Sorry for the delay in my response. You absolutely can be successful in the middle distances. My immediate advice would be to stay focused on reaching certain workout goals, find a coach that can help you target the...

Track & Field: Times depending on fitness, Training for the 55 meters, Training for the 60m
Training for the 55 meters, Training for the 60m, Speed Revolution: Paul, Thanks for your question. With proper training, and consider all the other factors you mentioned, I would say...you can definitely could have a shot at running a time in the 6.4 range. It may seem like a big drop in a short period of time, but your...

Track & Field: Track and Field thesis, thesis question, medical magazines
thesis question, medical magazines, bright sunlight: Gerald I was just reminded that I had not answered your followup question and I apologize for the delay. I believe that a research focused on any running event will produce a number of various aspects of each event and how to improve the start, training,...

Track & Field: Weight Lifting For Sprinters, weight training program, school athlete
weight training program, school athlete, school athletes: Weights are definitely important for Sprinters John. The sets and rep ranges of each exercise play a vital role too in making your weight program effective. In regards to high school athletes, there are considerations such as age, training level, body development...

Track & Field: Which event should I focus on?, Choosing a Track event, Sacramento
Choosing a Track event, Sacramento, Speed Revolution: Bryan, Thank you for your question. The events marks you have listed are fairly comparable. Most coaches would probably suggest that you slowly move toward the middle distance events (800, 1500, and may even suggest the 3000.) However, if you enjoy running...

Track & Field: Which event should I focus on?, speed endurance, 800m
Track & Field: Which event should I focus on?, speed endurance, 800m

Track & Field: Hand time conversion into electronic time, ncaa rule, conversion method
ncaa rule, conversion method, time conversion: Jose: As phrased I cannot give you the reference for research or studies regards in conversion of manual times(handheld stopwatch) and Automatic Timing results and/or Fully Automatic timing results. However, there certainly are such studies and I suspect...

Track & Field: Long JumpTake Off Board, Long Jump Training, Long Jump Take Off Board
Long Jump Training, Long Jump Take Off Board, Speed Revolution: James, Thank you for your question. Honestly, I have coached the long and triple jumps for over 25 years and have been to hundreds of meets to recruit athletes in those events. One thing that is common, is that nothing is common when it comes to the...

Track & Field: longjump, rigid material, foul line
rigid material, foul line, measurments: Dear Virginia: I am ashamed and apologize to be so tardy answering your question. Daughter preparing for wedding takes time and I simply forgot. There is some flexibility in long and triple landing pits and runways, but one of the most recent dimensions...

Track & Field: Which triple jump board to use, Triple Jump, Long Jump
Triple Jump, Long Jump, Technique: Rob, Thank you for your question. I have seen many people misguide people to using the farther board. Eventually, you will end up using the father board and in some instances (like a major competition) you may even have to use the 42 board. However,...

Track & Field: Youth T&F Times/Training, Youth Track, Kids Running
Youth Track, Kids Running, www.speedrevolution.org: Mike, I have 5 kids of my own aged 8,9,10,14,and 15. None of which run track seriously. But, I have also coached a ton of athletes that have run at those ages that are super successful. My suggestion is to give me a call so we can talk. You can find...

Track & Field: 800 Meter Training, 800 Meter training, heptathlon
800 Meter training, heptathlon, speed revolution: Tyler, Thank you for your question. I will be happy to provide you with some workouts that are aimed directly at improving your Upper Lower and Total body strength. Just e-mail me at jmcauley@speedrevolution.org You can also find some general...

Track & Field: Altitude Adjustment, Sprinters adjusting to altitude, Altitude Adjustment
Sprinters adjusting to altitude, Altitude Adjustment, Speed Revolution: Lazell, Sorry it took me a few days to get to your question. I have been swamped! So while it may be to late I figured maybe you would like to read this forum post I found so you can get a good handle on what a lot of people are saying instead of just...

Track & Field: Left-Handed Discus Thrower, Discus throw, Left Handers
Discus throw, Left Handers, Left Handed: Cliff, Thank you for your question. It is always tougher in the beginning for a visual learner to pick up what is being taught when everything is Backwards :) This will get much easier over time as your son begins to become more accustomed to basic...

Track & Field: Ice Bath Before Meet, Ice Baths, Running
Ice Baths, Running, Sprinting: Paul, Thank you for your question. It is NEVER advisable to take a ice bath (or even a nap) right before competition. Taking an ice bath after a competition (or hard practice) can help with the micro-trama that you may do to your muscles during the competition....

Track & Field: to improve explosive for discus throw, certified personal trainer, proper guidance
certified personal trainer, proper guidance, excersie: To improve your explosiveness, you d want to focus training in a range of 60-70% of your 1 rep max at higher speeds in the weight room Govind. I d suggest getting a certified athletic trainer or certified personal trainer to give you proper guidance on the...

Track & Field: Pole vaulting, Pole Vault Advice, Jeff McAuley
Pole Vault Advice, Jeff McAuley, Coach Jeff McAuley: M, That you for your question. I can certainly help you, but the answer would be lengthy on here and you are more in need of a back and forth question and answer. If you would like, please e-mail me your phone number at inquires@speedrevoliution.org...

Track & Field: rule high jump, acl injuries, concrete answer
acl injuries, concrete answer, older girls: Russ: I officiate at many high school meets in New England and given lack of resources, several high jump approaches became worn and quite slippery. Where I used to work all of the meets, the condition grew worse over several years. Toweling off the area...

Track & Field: sprinter, serious training, running times
serious training, running times, charles i: Those are great running times charles. I d say you have some potential as a sprinter. I wouldn t be able to assess whether you can drop your time to 10.24 without seeing you in person of course but, I d suggest you get some proper training in your are and...

Track & Field: Track & Field state standards placed on High Schools, Advice about All-Weather Tracks, Sacramento
Advice about All-Weather Tracks, Sacramento, Speed Revolution: Larry, Thank you for your question. Honestly, Larry, I have never heard of any school district even being forced to provide a track at all. The truth is, most districts consider these sports as after school (extra-curricular) activities, and in some...

Track & Field: Track Tryouts - 8th grade, Track Tryouts, Youth Track
Track Tryouts, Youth Track, Coach Jeff McAuley: Cathy, That you for your question. It is EXTREMELY rare that a Jr. High or even high school team cuts athletes. Typically, tryouts are merely a way to evaluate talent, unless there are some very serious budgetary limitations, or a lack of available...

Track & Field: 100m and 1500 m training for a newby, schedual, intercompany
schedual, intercompany, newby: Sheridan: I apologize for the long delay while my computer was being repaired. I do not think that I or anyone far away can be of great assistance without knowing more about you and being able to coach you. I do not know enough about you or the UK...

Track & Field: 100M sprinter coach wanted in Dallas area, Speed Revolution, Sacramento
Speed Revolution, Sacramento, find a sprint coach: Charlotte, Thank you for your question. Feel free to go to my website at a href= http://www.speedrevolution.org/index.htm/ www.speedrevolution.org /a and call (ask for me) or e-mail me (e-mail address is found in contact us). I will be able to help...

Track & Field: 100m Sprinter nutrition/diet, Sprinter's Diet, Eating tips for Sprints
Sprinter's Diet, Eating tips for Sprints, What to eat before a race: Chloe, Thank you so much for your question. This is a very broad question that would be impossible to cover in its totality. However, since I am asked this question quite often I will share with you some things that I consider important and have shared...

Track & Field: 1600 Meter Run, Distance in lane 2
Distance in lane 2: Ed, Thank you for your question. Your son is indeed running a farther distance, however, exactly how much farther depends on width of the lanes on that particular track. For example a wider lane with, let s say 48 would mean that he was running further...

Track & Field: 400 meter training for a freashman (high school), Training for the 400 meters, 400m Training
Training for the 400 meters, 400m Training, Sacramento: Austin, Thank you for your great question. Obviously, running well in the 400 meters requires a lot of preparation year round. But, assuming you are now into your outdoor season, you have probably already done your preseason (often called general preparation)...

Track & Field: Bullet Belt, Bullet Belt, Acceleration
Bullet Belt, Acceleration, Hurdles: Ronnie, Thanks for attending the Nor-Cal Hurdle Summit and for your interest in the Bullet Belt. As I said at the clinic, I think it is one of the best tools for developing acceleration. You can find the product on my website by a href= http://www.speedrevolution.net/Bullet-Belt-Pop-Rip-BBPR-100.htm...

Track & Field: Coaching during a track meet, Coaching at a Track Meet, Coach Jeff McAuley
Coaching at a Track Meet, Coach Jeff McAuley, Speed Revolution: Hello George, Thank you for your question. The answer to this question... is it all depends! Many factors come into play when it comes to coaching actual coaching at the meet. Here are a couple: 1) How long has the coach worked with the athlete? ...

Track & Field: Running, speed revolution, england mark
speed revolution, england mark, general fitness: Mark, Thank you for your question. NO THIS IS NOT NORMAL AT ALL. Please see your physician before continuing with any exercise. Please. They may find it to be nothing at all. :) But you really need to be checked out by a doctor! Let me know if...

Track & Field: Running Four Events, Running Multiple events in a track meet, Speed Revolution
Running Multiple events in a track meet, Speed Revolution, www.speedrevolution.org: Ron, Thank you for your question. There have been many great sprinters that have done both those individual events and relays coming up. I wouldn t worry too much about doing both events, as long as you have about 20 minutes in between each. If that...

Track & Field: shotputand discus pit demintions, flat interior, inclement weather
flat interior, inclement weather, granular material: Dear Stub Lloyd: This a very tardy reply, and I have no better excuse than that the computer system available to me was in the shop and seemed to take forever even though it worked briefly. Noew your questions are directed at specific rules for your...

Track & Field: Sprint Training, Sprint Training, Training for the 200 meters
Sprint Training, Training for the 200 meters, Sacramento: Jeff, Thanks for your question. I have seen this done (or similar) quite often actually. Basically what you would be doing is combining and acceleration specific workout, which has a lot of recovery time (usually 5 to 10 minutes, in between starts) and...

Track & Field: Wind Gauge, 110 meter hurdles, margins of victory
110 meter hurdles, margins of victory, wind gauge: Jim: I have tried to find a complete explanation of the purpose, measuring, and use of wind gauge in applicable track and field events. I believe you will find the information you need, and more; In each setting the rules in use may have minor variations,...

Track & Field: Advice on the 400m, 400 Meter Training, www.speedrevolution.org
400 Meter Training, www.speedrevolution.org, Coach Jeff McAuley: Hello Kamal, Thank you for your great question. Obviously, running well in the 400 meters requires a lot of preparation year round. Typically great athletes at the college and elite high school levels start training in September. Since you stated that...

Track & Field: long jump pit safety, international contests, jump pit
international contests, jump pit, ttjj: Dear TTJJ: I empathize with your reaction more than you know. As to your first question, you are not the only one. Long jump and triple jump sand is rarely managed safely (there is no standard for safety purposes that I know of). Consequently injuries...

Track & Field: Sprinting without spikes, spike shoes, 55m dash
spike shoes, 55m dash, foot placement: Paul: You ask a question for which the only answer can be that of course a faster time is certainly possible. I don t think that is really what you want to know. You would like to have some a good idea of how you can quickly run and be clocked faster....

Track & Field: Starting a Track Club, Starting a Track Club, USATF
Starting a Track Club, USATF, Speed Revolution: Michael, Thank you for your question. The resource page that can answer all of these questions is on the USATF website, just click on this link a href= http://www.usatf.org/Resources-for---/Clubs.aspx/ USATF Club Information. /a Also, please contact...

Track & Field: Supplements, javelin throw, javelin thrower
javelin throw, javelin thrower, javelin training: Very tough to say whether supplements would be of benefit for you Ben without fully assessing your situation in person. I would do a few sessions with a Registered Dietitian (RD)to get your nutrition properly sorted. I would ask them about supplements, electrolyte...

Track & Field: T&F Club in Dallas area for 25 yr old?, What happened to track clubs?, Speed Revolution
What happened to track clubs?, Speed Revolution, www.speedrevolution.org: Ashley, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, it is very hard to find any track and field clubs for athletes that are not either youth or masters levels. Their are still a handful of clubs for people of your age, but they typically, don t last...

Track & Field: Track Clubs in Southern Cali, Track Clubs in Southern Cal, Youth Track
Track Clubs in Southern Cal, Youth Track, Speed Revolution: Cindy, Thank you for your question.. There are plenty of track and field clubs in Southern Cali. Here is a list of several in your general area. http://www.usatf.org/clubs/search/info.asp?zipcode=91786 Sorry, I don t know of any in Glendora. But there...

Track & Field: Track and field, speed revolution, coach jeff
speed revolution, coach jeff, personal coach: Hello, Thank you for your question. Please e-mail me at jmcauley@speedrevolution.org. I will be glad to help you. All The Best, b Coach Jeff McAuley /b Director of Operations b Speed Revolution /b a href= http://www.speedrevolution.org/index.htm/...

Track & Field: Training Tips & Ways to improve, 400 Meter Training, www.speedrevolution.org
400 Meter Training, www.speedrevolution.org, Coach Jeff McAuley: Hello Jeremy, Thank you for your great question. Obviously, running well in the 400 meters requires a lot of preparation year round. Typically great athletes at the college and elite high school levels start training in September. Since you stated that...

Track & Field: Wind Conversion in Sprint Races, Wind Conversion in Sprint Races, Sprint Race Wind readings
Wind Conversion in Sprint Races, Sprint Race Wind readings, Effects of wind on the 100 Meters: Mike, Thank you for your question. And sorry for the delay. I was away on business the entire weekend. To answer your question. I am assuming this is a 100 meter sprint race you are referring to, with a (strong) negative wind of -3.6 Meters/per sec....

Track & Field: 400 meters i need your help, muscles and bones, elite runner
muscles and bones, elite runner, friends dad: Carlos: As you will see in my profile I am not a coach and cannot answer your question as presented. On the other hand as an official I can start you off with cautioning you that without an elite runner or a good coach, other people who do not watch you...

Track & Field: Acceleration, 100m sprint, acceleration phase
100m sprint, acceleration phase, max velocity: Jeff: As you will see in my profile I am not a coach, but an official. You really do need to get help from a coach or experienced runner who can observe your running. Every body and bone is different and how they work together is unique to the person. ...

Track & Field: Knowledge on track tryouts, electrical power distribution, ncaa school
electrical power distribution, ncaa school, track clubs: Elvis: The question of whether you can tryout for any team is at minimum the coach s call. If it is an NCAA school there are probably a yard full of rules and regulations which are not easy to understand much less apply. As far as being able to maintain...

Track & Field: Muscle tightness, javelin throw, physiotherapy
javelin throw, physiotherapy, rehab: From what you ve discussed Victoria, a possible problem could be that you ve pulled a muscle and have had some scar tissue develop and as a result, things aren t working properly and other areas are trying to compensate for it. Your weight gain of only one...

Track & Field: physical, weight training program, certified personal trainer
weight training program, certified personal trainer, optimal age: If you re looking to add muscle and not have an imbalance take away from your track and field performance, it s probably best to begin an overall weight training program under the guidance of a certified personal trainer Kamal. If you re old enough to start...

Track & Field: Youth Track, starter programs, organized sports
starter programs, organized sports, sunny afternoon: Hi Mike, I m not sure what a good time for your daughter would be for the 400m but I think it s great! I would contact a local track club and see if they have starter programs for kids her age and go from there if she s interested. Take your time developing...

Track & Field: How to get back into the game!!!, fellow athletes, track clubs
fellow athletes, track clubs, goggle search: Dear Rachel: USATF indeed holds Masters events all around the country and Championship each season. Many athletes over thirty seem to get a great deal of enjoyment in Masters competition and are competing in their own age group with appropriate adjustments...

Track & Field: PRE SEASON TRACK WORKOUTS, track workouts, trying to reach my goal
track workouts, trying to reach my goal, dangerous activity: Dear Katia: I am an official as indicated in my description which I emphasize so that you consult a qualified coach before beginning any program. Also get a medical checkup since running is dangerous activity when done without care and good judgment. ...

Track & Field: question, Track and Field Experts, Coach Jeff McAuley
Track and Field Experts, Coach Jeff McAuley: Carol, That is a great question! I suppose the answer would be different for everybody. It really depends on the stage of learning you are at and the level of coaching that you coach. If I weer the one doing the definition... I would say an expert is...

Track & Field: Reaching potential, Coaching the Long Jump, Triple Jump
Coaching the Long Jump, Triple Jump, Coach Jeff McAuley: Hello Tony, I would be happy to help. Please go to www.speedrevolution.org and give me a call. All The Best, b Coach Jeff McAuley /b Director of Operations b Speed Revolution /b a href= http://www.speedrevolution.org/index.htm/ www.speedrevolution.org...

Track & Field: track season, meter sprint, atlanta high school
meter sprint, atlanta high school, proper position: Deidre: The 400 relay consists of one lap of the track four times by four different runners. Each runner runs what is essentially a 400 meter sprint. The training for this event would be consistent with the same as the 400m for each person. The important...

Track & Field: Pole Vault, pole vault, dangerous event
pole vault, dangerous event, mental picture: Danni: Welcome to the reality of learning limits and goals! I do not mean that rudely, but Pole Vault is an awesome beginning for a very dangerous event in a sport often regarded as dangerous. Coaches and officials offer Pole Vault clinics and they are...

Track & Field: 400m, current training, energy system
current training, energy system, freshman: Being a freshman, I m sure your time will drop as you keep practicing shawn. I d suggest you give me a specific question regarding your training. I wouldn t want to give a broad stroke answer to you without knowing anything about your current training. I will...

Track & Field: Something wrong with legs, velocity curve, tight calves
velocity curve, tight calves, force velocity: As for your knee motion during sprinting, that would be a question of technique for your coach to work on with you. Someone like yourself might do well to make sure you work on your calf flexibility and any other tight areas as that will certainly enhance...

Track & Field: re: discus,javelin and shot put field, iaaf international, high school track and field
iaaf international, high school track and field, substantial area: Dear Monika: I assume that the focus of your sister s inquiry is about high school track and field. In your case the answer actually applies to all track and field rules in general use in the USA and the IAAF (International) so that throwing applies...

Track & Field: Can I run unattached, intense enjoyment, regional track
intense enjoyment, regional track, freshman year: Dear Tisha: There are many accessible ways to continue your track athleticism in your community and even the larger stage. Local or regional track/running clubs are usually in many towns and cities and in some cases multiple such clubs in a city or region....

Track & Field: Shot and Discus sector's, sector lines, ncaa rules
sector lines, ncaa rules, nfhs: Shannon: The ratio is sound. The rule provides (in meters) that ten meters out from the center of the circle is established as six meters (or feet, yards). More practical is the ratio of five out and three across. When providing such a venue we went out...

Track & Field: Shuttle Hurdle Relays, hurdle, relays
hurdle, relays, competitor: Robert: All lanes should measure exactly the same distance measured along the infield edge from start line to finish line. When a curve is included in the race then the start line in each lane should be staggered. The objective is that each competitor...

Track & Field: Medic.jeff.bell@gmail.com, using modern technology, velocity vector
using modern technology, velocity vector, kilometers per hour: Dear Jeff: I apologize that my answer did apparently not reach you because I am so poor at using modern technology. The wind speeds are measured mechanically with wind speed apparatus carefully stationed to read upwind air movement along the line directed...

Track & Field: Timing relay legs, exchange zones, exchange zone
exchange zones, exchange zone, olympic official: Dear Steven: I called an Olympic official for his take on the question. The short answer seems to be that splits are a training aid and without constant or at least constant photo analysis getting perfect splits is not possible if that method really...

Track & Field: Masters Training Schedule, usa track and field, masters training
usa track and field, masters training, running clubs: Alberto: I am an official and not a coach so I am not the right person to ask your questions. Better choices are USATF (USA Track and Field) which is glad to help and knows how and runs most organized programs. Many cities and towns have track and running...

Track & Field: thrower (shot & discus), registered dietitian, how to get back in shape
registered dietitian, how to get back in shape, specifics: I can t give you specific diet and training recommendations Kelsee but, I can say that most throwers eat a very full and well rounded intake. I would suggest consulting with a registered dietitian for specifics. Good luck returning to throwing! ...

Track & Field: timing 1600 meter relay, exchange zone, live coaching
exchange zone, live coaching, split time: Bob: I was unsure of how to answer your question and asked some coaches for their advice. Basically splits are not perfectly timed nor does accuracy to a fine degree important, they tell me. The reason is that they are rough live coaching information...

Track & Field: leg dependent, certified personal trainer, resistance bands
certified personal trainer, resistance bands, weightroom: Sounds like you ve got a fairly involved situation here. I d hire a certified personal trainer in your area to help you specifically deal with your issues. I can t give you accurate advice over the internet for the finer details of your request. One thing...

Track & Field: Shot & 200m improvement., Shot Put, sprinting
Shot Put, sprinting: Dear Matthew: You do have some interesting interests, (sorry) and I must remind that I am an official and not a coach so I approach my advice a little differently. Based upon research and experience (never adequate but my best to offer). So, I resort...

Track & Field: 100 meter sprint
Your son s time is a good time for someone who hasn t trained in the 100 meter but it may be a bit slow for the college level. Any New York University that has a track and field program would very likely have sprinting coaches on the team your son could use....

Track & Field: Problems
The answer with the information that we have Paul is that everything affects your times. What you do in the gym, your body weight and your technique are all factors. Without seeing your entire routine, it s really tough to make a judgement call for you. I...

Track & Field: Shot Put, Discus, and the Olympics?
Those are good starting distances Anna, I would say you ve got some potential in the shot put for sure. I would focus on improving your technique and training and the results will come. It s very important that you work on goals that are action based. These...

Track & Field: 2km times, bix 7 miler, carslbad
bix 7 miler, carslbad, usatf: Maybe at the USATF website they will have recordholders. It is www.usatf.org Otherwise, you could just find local race results and see the winners, or look at results from the biggest most popular races in the country like Carslbad 5k, Bix 7 miler, Crim 10...

Track & Field: 3 stepping 100 m hurdles., expertise area, college coaches
expertise area, college coaches, hurdles: Roy, In all honesty this is out of my expertise area. I am a distance running expert. However, it doesn t mean I don t know something about the hurdles. It seems to me that comes down to a stride issue. I can give you the emails of a few very good track...

Track & Field: 3200m, high jumper, long jumper
high jumper, long jumper, cross country race: Sean: All letters are local, to paraphrase a great politician. Records and letters are all part of the system of acknowledgment used in most athletic programs to provide incentive over and above the personal satisfaction of athletic endeavor and health....

Track & Field: 40+ yr old novice wanting to train for 400M, bench press, rkd
bench press, rkd, pullups: Preston, It is virtually impossible for anyone at any age to get into good enough physical condition to run any race at any distance in four months. With your limited training background and available time i recommend that you skip this race and start...

Track & Field: 400, world class runners, speed endurance
world class runners, speed endurance, getting into the game: Hello Tim. I m glad to tell you that you came to the right person. I would give you training for triple Jump if you want, but because you don t seem to, I ll stay to the 400. I can very quickly tell you your problem is speed endurance. You re hitting a...

Track & Field: 400, 200, female runners, best time
female runners, best time, body fat: S, Some young female runners are very good until they start becoming women and add some body fat. This usually happens between their sophomore and junior year track seasons. This could possibly be your daughter s problem but she is very young to be in that...

Track & Field: 400, 800, 1500 meters, north durham, opening sentence
north durham, opening sentence, track and field events: Mike, Yes, your opening sentence did upset me! Your daughter does not need a father who writes as you did. If you can change your attitude a bit and send a message to me at coachr880@bellsouth.net I will see what I can do to help your daughter. RKD...

Track & Field: 400/ 800 meter training, cross country season, leg drive
cross country season, leg drive, shoulder work: For legal reasons I can not provide specific training information to a person who is not 21 years old. For ethical reasons I will not provide training information to an athlete who has a coach. Please have her coach contact me at: coachr880@bellsouth.net...

Track & Field: 400 and 800m, begginer, answer question
begginer, answer question, question and answer: Hi Abel. If you are a beginner and I don t know your age I cannot simply give you a training program. To more advanced athletes I do all the time on this All Experts question and answer, however if you want training info by all means I ll give you it all...

Track & Field: 400 Meter Dash training, gifted athlete, easy jogging
gifted athlete, easy jogging, hs teams: Bob, First, stop doing static stretching before the training session. For confirmation on this, go to this web: http://www.physsportsmed.com/cover.htm Then take a look at the long sprint training sessions that are linked on this web page: http://www.coachr.org/trngsessions.htm...

Track & Field: 400 Meter Time Improvement, speed work, time improvement
speed work, time improvement, meter time: Richard, For you to have a significant improvement in your time, you need to work with someone who can observe your workouts. You need to review this with your coach and ask him/her to set up a day by day training plan. If your coach would like to contact...

Track & Field: 400 meter dash, brandyn, university of cincinnati
brandyn, university of cincinnati, rkd: Brandyn, I was raised in Ohio and ran on my high school track team where we had two meets a week like you are having. I went to the University of Cincinnati where I was a 400/800 runner so I know a bit about training for the 400. However, for legal and...

Track & Field: 400 meter dash training, ucla program, light jogging
ucla program, light jogging, legendary coach: Lance, It may or may not still be valid. There is a lot of missing info, such as recovery time and are the 8X200 s intervals or repeats. Please send me your school emal address so that we can communicate more drectly. Regards, Ross Dunton coachr880@bellsouth.net...

Track & Field: 400 meter dash, workout plan, sophmore year
workout plan, sophmore year, meter dash: Adam, I apologize for not answering sooner, but I forgot to put myself away. I would be more than happy to help you with this. Right now I would be working on general conditioning (distance runs and strengthening). I wouldn t work toward bulking up, but...

Track & Field: 400 meter sprint, speed endurance, meter sprint
speed endurance, meter sprint, female athlete: Karla, Your past times of :55 and :56 are extremely good for 16 and 17 year old female athletes. A :54 will put you in the top 10 among high school athletes in the US. In California, the state champion ran :54.03. I urge you to continue doing what your...

Track & Field: 400 meter, meter race, gait
meter race, gait, knees: Thanks for the question. To tell you the truth, it affects you a lot. You cannot possibly pump your arms correctly, get your knees up, pick up your heel, or stay relaxed if you are looking back. The worst thing you can do is look back at the END of...

Track & Field: 400 Training, explosive workout, 400m dash
explosive workout, 400m dash, dunton: Logan, I still need more information--- ...a lot more distance every other day.... and ...explosive workout with less weight.... doessn t really tell me anything. How long is you distance run and at what speed and/or pulse rate durning the run? ...

Track & Field: 400, personal examination, timming
personal examination, timming, personal advice: I always recommend that you consult a coach or trained who is a runner and can evaluate the boy as he runs and moves. No one can really present a program without knowing what the starting point is. Good coaches are found in high schools and colleges and...

Track & Field: 400M Hurdles, hurdle technique, 400m hurdles
hurdle technique, 400m hurdles, college teammate: Talco, That is an excellent time for him. I am not a hurdle coach however, I will get him a contact of a coach. My old college teammate was an NCAA All-American and is now a successful coach. I will get you his contact and he will be happy to help. Your...

Track & Field: 400m, rubbery material, race strategy
rubbery material, race strategy, practice focus: Hey Alan, Sorry for the delayed response. Been busy training myself :D Now to answer your questions... 1) Spikes are spikes to be honest. Shorter sprinters tend to be more pickey, but I don t think a 400m runner really needs to be like that. ...

Track & Field: 400m, physical exercise, track coach
physical exercise, track coach, school boys: Dear Jacob: Personal training is a very important and individual subject. Only someone observing you, watching your performance and trained in coaching or physical exercise can help you head toward your goal. Training is or can be physically very dangerous...

Track & Field: Late 400m and 200m training, push ups, team coach
push ups, team coach, advices: I would start with a schedule like this: Day 1--Recovery day---3 to 4 miles easy Day 2--Run the 100/50 series. Set your goal to do 4 100 s. Keep in mind that you should be tired at the end of the 100, but not dead. This will take you a couple of times...

Track & Field: 400m Improvement, target time, seasons league
target time, seasons league, competition group: Jon, If you could maintain your 200 speed (:24.1) for 400m, you would probably be able to qualify (3rd or better in your league meet) for the first round of the CIF Southern Section Champs. I used to be a coach in the Southern Section, so I know how competetive...

Track & Field: 400m and Long Jump, long jumper, canton high school
long jumper, canton high school, hip flexors: Chris, I have a legal problem when providing training information to athletes who are less than 18 years old. I have an ethical problem when I provide coaching information to an athlete who has another coach. I can and will answer your question if...

Track & Field: 400m training, speed endurance, warm ups
speed endurance, warm ups, aerobic capacity: Hello Keegan. You have good times and improving maximum speed is a great way to improve your 200m especially and also 400m. I would like to first of all tell you the main training program concept for a 400m runner. This is only speed endurance/lactic...

Track & Field: 400m, sophmore, spring season
sophmore, spring season, se1: Ah Bryan, you ve officially touched on my specialty :D -- lol! The 400m is kind of an interesting event to train for. You are either a 200m-type 400 runner, or an 800m-type 400 runner. That s where the confusion comes in. I m going to assume, for...

Track & Field: 50 yard dash, meter races, yard dash
meter races, yard dash, dunton: I have not seen a posting of the 50 yard record, but there may be one. If there is one, it probably is so old that it was hand timed. If you go to this site: http://trackfield.brinkster.net/Default.asp you will find a lot of data about yard races. For...

Track & Field: 5K, running a 5k, athletic skill
running a 5k, athletic skill, distance race: Kristin: Running road races or any race of any distance should begin with a visit to your doctor and then to a coach or experienced runner. Unless you have some unstated athletic skill, running a distance race calls for planning, training and at least some...

Track & Field: 5k, running club, pavement
running club, pavement, specifics: How do you know that she is tripping? Have you seen her fall? If you have, was she running alone or in a group? What was the condition of the weather and the running surface? Did she fall straight forward or slightly to the side? Can you give me the specifics...

Track & Field: 800&400 training, lactate threshold, anaerobic training
lactate threshold, anaerobic training, emphisis: Based on her PRs, it appears that she has not done enough hard aerobic or anaerobic training. Since the CC race is basically aerobic, she should be running some training runs where she is just below her LT (lactate threshold). The LT varies from athlete...

Track & Field: 800 m 1500 m, state games, nc state
state games, nc state, laps: Hey Gary, 800m is 2 full laps and 1500m is 3 and 3/4 laps. You ll start the 800m at the 100m finish/400m start line and you ll finish there as well. The 1500m you ll start 100m ahead of that and finish at the same place. A 3km race is, if I remember...

Track & Field: The 800m run, summer basketball, 10th grader
summer basketball, 10th grader, dunton: The best thing that you can do right now is to concentrate on your cross country running so that you build a good base for improving in the 800. If you are not very careful about how much training that you do between the BB and CC, you will become overtrained...

Track & Field: Ankle Weights, ankle weights, body movements
ankle weights, body movements, good luck: The answer is the same as the answer to your other question. Coaches and trainers can help you determine how to use different devices to aid in training, but overuse can be a very serious mistake so don t decide to add difficulty to body movements until you...

Track & Field: "Arms", sports doctor, medicine doctor
sports doctor, medicine doctor, running injuries: Brittany: Running is a very tough sport on many parts of one s body, particularly those that bear weight or must move while running. The issue is one first for the coach or trainer and if neither can help, then a sports medicine doctor. Without actually...

Track & Field: Athletics - Running, track races, times around the world
track races, times around the world, ok david: OK David--- Athletes do not always run counter-clockwise! No one knows for certain why they do run counter-clockwise. It probably started because of being right handed. Most track races are run counter-clockwise because of an international agreement...

Track & Field: is it allowed?, football feild, canter
football feild, canter, asma: Well, let me think about you problem for a moment....Ahhhh, yes you do have a decision to make. Let em see----you were thin and could run and jump...now you are at a new school where they do the short hurtles and the kids like you there....and the coach said...

Track & Field: area inside a 400m track, 400m track, landscaping company
400m track, landscaping company, curves: Janita, Not all 400m tracks are constructed with the same dimensions so it is virtually impossible to answer your question without actually measuring the facility. Some tracks have longer straightaways and sharper curves will others are shorter and wider....

Track & Field: athletic track!, finish line, periphery
finish line, periphery, disparity: Manu: You are right. The periphery of the inside lane of the track is shorter than for each successive outer lane. To compensate the engineer calculates the distance of the track around the inside circle and then for each successive outer lane. Each...

Track & Field: athletic tracks measure........, circular track, circular structure
circular track, circular structure, parallel lines: Anuj: The track in an oval which means that as with any circular structure, the periphery is longer than the interior circumference. Essentially the 800m is exactly the distance from the lane one start, farthest back of all lanes, and the outside lane,...

Track & Field: BASEBALL leading off postion, plyometric drills, explosive power
plyometric drills, explosive power, plyometrics: Explosive power is basically inherited. There is very little that can be done to develope it. A good test of your explosive power is your ability to jump straight up. If you do have the basic explosiveness, then there are various plyometric drills that...

Track & Field: beginner at track, floyd landis, track scholarship
floyd landis, track scholarship, junoir: I cannot predict how you personally will progress in a running career, nor can I guess what degree of running you have done, your fitness and experience with uncoached running. So the first question is that anyone can start track and field anytime in their...

Track & Field: best way to run a mile, negative splits, roger bannister
negative splits, roger bannister, mile sports: David, There is no best way to run a mile. Each person has what is there best way to race. These are different styles used by these runners. Also, you must keep in mind that these people were likely running to win than for fast times. When you run to win,...

Track & Field: take off boards, runway surface, runways
runway surface, runways, genders: Alan: Take off boards are desirable and at top level competitions they are usually established and provided. But, people grow in different ways and until physical adulthood need to be careful to use equipment that is safe for them. Therefore meets with...

Track & Field: breathing indoor vs outdoor tracks, dunton, trouble breathing
dunton, trouble breathing, ross: The symptoms that you describe are usually a result of being dehydrated. It is possible that the inside air is somewhat drier than the outside air causing this problem. Make sure that you have consumed adequate amount of water prior to your next indoor run....

Track & Field: Career Project questions, finding people on the internet, public school administrators
finding people on the internet, public school administrators, middle school track and field: Head Coach, Los Alamos Middle School Boy s Track and Field. Planning for and coaching middle school track and field athletes. Lot s of track and field clinics. Working with kids. Working with the parents of the athletes and the public school administrators....

Track & Field: calfs, drop time, crosscountry
drop time, crosscountry, strech: Nick, The best way to knock 2 minutes off crosscountry is to train. You don t just drop time in running overnight, and 2 minutes is quite a lot. As far as your calves, you probably have a tear and need to let it heal. Rest it, ice it, and try ibuprofen...

Track & Field: claulating distance on a circular track, circular track, meter track
circular track, meter track, track configuration: Ed: Every track is unique. Accepting your figures and track configuration, the inside lane from start line to finish line (same line) is 400 meters in the inside lane. The same is true for all the other lanes, except note that the start line for the 400...

Track & Field: college, ncaa champions, subjective term
ncaa champions, subjective term, questioner: Ailikepie: Good is a subjective term which asks, By what criteria? Some colleges are excellent for running and then various events are stronger than others. Others are stronger in field events and again differ from event to event. Finally the issue...

Track & Field: coming off injury to be in shape, body changes, good shape
body changes, good shape, medical professionals: Neal: After an injury to structural body parts, recovery and returning to vigorous use of the injured part really should be done in consultation with medical professionals, trainers and then your feeling of health and recovery. You can count on re-injuring...

Track & Field: getting back to competitve running, workout regime, artificial surfaces
workout regime, artificial surfaces, long term goal: Dennis, If the race is next year, you start start by getting a solid running base of easy miles. At your age, going into quality workouts, without having a proper base will increase your risk of injury by a large percentage. Put in atleast 3 months of easy...

Track & Field: Before compition, intensity strength, member visit
intensity strength, member visit, hi mike: Hi Walid. Two things to tell you. One my simple and short advice is keep the strength training minimizing in intensity as competition approaches. Of course 4 weeks is too long, but one week before, you want low intensity strength training. Secondly, focus...

Track & Field: correct daughters running form/style, acceleration phase, rkd
acceleration phase, rkd, track coach: When running after the acceleration phase: 1. There should be no forward lean. 2. At contact, the foot/ankle should be dorsiflexed so that the landing is midfoot and not on the toes. 3. The foot should be moving backwards or to the rear at contact. ...

Track & Field: cramp, calf muscles, vitamin b12
calf muscles, vitamin b12, riding my bike: Make sure you devout time to stretching at your age. Never stretch cold muslces as well. The tightness is most likely due to one of two things: you are using different muscles than you are used to, or 2) your form is off balance. Without being able to see...

Track & Field: cross country running, cross country season, filipiak
cross country season, filipiak, running journal: First of all it depends on the amount of physical activity you are in right now. First of all I would NOT start off running any sort of large miles (more than 4 miles) because it may cause injury. First start off with cross training, sucha as biking, walking,...

Track & Field: Distance, school football field, exercise regime
school football field, exercise regime, high school football: Hi Mariano - firstly well done, your exercise regime (walking + jogging) is almost perfect for weightloss - combined with improved eating! now to answer your question on a standard track each lane is 7m longer the one inside, so lane 8 is 49m longer than...

Track & Field: Distance between hurdles, last hurdle, 100 meter hurdles
last hurdle, 100 meter hurdles, casey: Erin, Very sorry it took so long to respond. Your Mom is right; the 100 meter hurdles are 13 meters (42 ft. 8 inches) to the first hurdle, 8.5 meters (27 ft. 11 inches) between the hurdles, and 10.5 meters (34 ft. 6 inches) from the last hurdle to the finish....

Track & Field: Drills for high school throwers, athletic web, school coach
athletic web, school coach, arm extension: Coach Jeremy, Here are a few drills:SHOT THROWING DRILLS Bend at the waist so that the upper body is parallel to the ground. Place the non throwing hand under the shot and the throwing hand on top of the shot. Elbows should be out. Starting from the...

Track & Field: diet sprinter, speed endurance, fruits and vegetables
speed endurance, fruits and vegetables, sports drinks: Hi again Alan. It would not change my answer, I estimated 35-50 for your age and it is the exact same as i said. I reccomend taking some protein and calcium supplements prior to the meet through the week before. That is not good. Skipping eating in the...

Track & Field: discus and shot put, intermediate hurdles, discus throw
intermediate hurdles, discus throw, circle radius: I went to the Missouri state high school athletics site and could not find any info relation to your rules. Many states use the National Federation of State High School Associaions T&F rules. In the shot, are you using a 40 degree or a 65.5 degree throwing...

Track & Field: discus training help, junior college scholarship, weight training program
junior college scholarship, weight training program, sure what kind: There is an excellent discus paper at: www.coachr.org/disc1.htm I know the coach who wrote it. Two years ago as a high school senior his son threw over 200 . He had an sthlete who threw over 180 this past season. A key thing is to practice the spin every...

Track & Field: discus, uniform shoes, field dress
uniform shoes, field dress, running tracks: Within some limits, most track and field dress codes have to do with safety and identification during running events. As far as specific shoes or spikes, to the extent that is your primary question, local running tracks determine whether there is a foul or...

Track & Field: I dont expect a miracle!, college xc, decent shape
college xc, decent shape, bike cycle: Que, First of all, you should take your first year for what it is. Concentrate on learning and the experience. The running and performances will follow. College xc is a lot different than high school. Having never run xc before, you should concentrate on...

Track & Field: Estimated Earnings, track runners, junior olympics
track runners, junior olympics, professional track: Dawnville: I am pretty sure that such a figure cannot be estimated before an athlete has begun to gather a considerable amount of public attention. Most athletes in track and field languish in the joy of their sport and follow it throughout their lives...

Track & Field: elastic bands, athletic endurance, weight training program
athletic endurance, weight training program, correct tension: David: Sprinting, running, hurdling all involve considerable stress on important muscles, ligaments and joints (bones). At thirteen overuse of these elements can have lifelong consequences and should only be attempted or added to a program with the advice...

Track & Field: Can over exercisin when young affect old age health. About the steel knees, excerise, staph infection
excerise, staph infection, age health: Hermanth: I tore the ACL in 1955 and had the first knee surgery in 1984 which led to a staph infection which eventually hastened a knee replacement in 1998. I do not have any correlation to how I exercised in my youth. I did do a four year stinit in the...

Track & Field: Get Faster, careful development, alvina
careful development, alvina, speed increase: Alvina: As a junior in high school you have probably grown to a good body for running (or you wouldn t want to sprint - probably). Therefore, it is important to develop a running program carefully and with a good coach who can watch you as you run and...

Track & Field: Fatigue, meter repeaters, hip flexors
meter repeaters, hip flexors, walking lunges: M O, This is interesting. I have never heard anyone describe it quite that way. Now, what you are describing is that your hip flexors are getting tired. What you can do for this, in addition to emphasizing this in practice, is work on it in the weight...

Track & Field: Female 400m 12-13 years of age, meter sprint, track athlete
meter sprint, track athlete, janet janet: Janet, This may or may not be a good time for the 400. It depends a lot on what area you live in and how strong youth/high school T&F is in that area. A coach would normaly look at her time and the amount of training she has had and judge her potential...

Track & Field: Field Events, pole vault, ancient greece
pole vault, ancient greece, track and field events: I am sure that the question you ask cannot be answered. Track and field events similar to what we know today originated in ancient Greece (up to 4,000 years ago). The Olympic Games were held every four years, which were the major games based around running,...

Track & Field: Finding a trainer, cheryl watson, penn relays
cheryl watson, penn relays, coach trainer: Cheryl, I don t know of a middle distasnce coach/trainer in Pennsylvania. I suggest that you contact Philip Felton (felton@Princeton.EDU). He is the Masters contact for the Penn Relays, so he probably knows a number of coaches in your area. Regards,...

Track & Field: "Flat" Spike, spikes, spike
spikes, spike, ross: Gerry, In some areas there is a limit to the number of spikes that can be used in each shoe which is why the flat spikes are included with some shoes. To determine the best place to put them you need to look at the wear pattern on the bottom of a pair of...

Track & Field: Footspeed, slow twitch fibers, slow twitch muscles
slow twitch fibers, slow twitch muscles, sprint speed: Essentially people are born with both fast and slow twitch muscles. The more fast twitch you have, the faster you will be in the sense of sprinting. Distance running uses more of the slow twitch fibers. You can t turn fast into slow or slow into fast, you...

Track & Field: 1/4 mile track, circumference, quarter mile
Track & Field: 1/4 mile track, circumference, quarter mile, approximation

Track & Field: 100 200 & 400, human time, time delay
Track & Field: 100 200 & 400, human time, time delay, stopwatch

Track & Field: 100 meter dash, dorsiflexion, stride length
Track & Field: 100 meter dash, dorsiflexion, stride length, hip flexor

Track & Field: 100m dash, senior year, washington state
Track & Field: 100m dash, senior year, washington state, handful

Track & Field: 100m times, 100m, acceleration
Track & Field: 100m times, 100m, acceleration, acids

Track & Field: 1600m, fellow runner, san jose california
Track & Field: 1600m, fellow runner, san jose california, freshman year

Track & Field: 3 stepping 100 m hurdles., trail leg, hurdle
Track & Field: 3 stepping 100 m hurdles., trail leg, hurdle, hurdles

Track & Field: 400, 200, workout intensity, time improvement
Track & Field: 400, 200, workout intensity, time improvement, stride length

Track & Field: 400, 800, 1500 meters
Track & Field: 400, 800, 1500 meters

Track & Field: 400/ 800 meter training, hal higdon, jack daniel
Track & Field: 400/ 800 meter training, hal higdon, jack daniel

Track & Field: 400 meter dash, athelete, school boys
Track & Field: 400 meter dash, athelete, school boys

Track & Field: 400 meter dash training, jim bush, cut downs
Track & Field: 400 meter dash training, jim bush, cut downs, sprinters

Track & Field: 400 meter dash, workouts, meter dash
Track & Field: 400 meter dash, workouts, meter dash, endurance

Track & Field: 400m training, half miles, keegan
Track & Field: 400m training, half miles, keegan, stamina

Track & Field: 50 yard dash, ben johnson, rockland journal new
Track & Field: 50 yard dash, ben johnson, rockland journal new, shari cohen

Track & Field: The 800m run
Track & Field: The 800m run

Track & Field: area inside a 400m track, accurate value, minimum distance
Track & Field: area inside a 400m track, accurate value, minimum distance, 80m

Track & Field: claulating distance on a circular track, four laps, meter track
Track & Field: claulating distance on a circular track, four laps, meter track, starting line

Track & Field: correct daughters running form/style, little steps, toes
Track & Field: correct daughters running form/style, little steps, toes

Track & Field: diet sprinter, spelling errors, track and field
Track & Field: diet sprinter, spelling errors, track and field, sentences

Track & Field: Estimated Earnings, professional track, speed track
Track & Field: Estimated Earnings, professional track, speed track, team colors

Track & Field: Get Faster, slow reflexes, law of motion
Track & Field: Get Faster, slow reflexes, law of motion, plyometrics

Track & Field: Female 400m 12-13 years of age, fastest time, good time
Track & Field: Female 400m 12-13 years of age, fastest time, good time

Track & Field: Hand time vs Electronic time, conversion factor, indoor tracks
Track & Field: Hand time vs Electronic time, conversion factor, indoor tracks

Track & Field: High School track
Track & Field: High School track

Track & Field: High School track dimensions, sprint races, baseball diamond
Track & Field: High School track dimensions, sprint races, baseball diamond, pole vault

Track & Field: Hurdles, hitting the ground, hurdle
Track & Field: Hurdles, hitting the ground, hurdle, spikes

Track & Field: My heart rate seems so high., resting heart rate
Track & Field: My heart rate seems so high., resting heart rate

Track & Field: Indoor vs outdoor times, conversion methods, pace
Track & Field: Indoor vs outdoor times, conversion methods, pace, strides

Track & Field: how can i improve my 200m dash?, wrong idea, stalker
Track & Field: how can i improve my 200m dash?, wrong idea, stalker

Track & Field: Long Jump Pit measurements, local college, dangerous sport
Track & Field: Long Jump Pit measurements, local college, dangerous sport, acl

Track & Field: Measuring a Mile (US) 400 Meter Track, 440 yards, laps
Track & Field: Measuring a Mile (US) 400 Meter Track, 440 yards, laps

Track & Field: maximum sprinting speed
Track & Field: maximum sprinting speed

Track & Field: Offseason Workout for Sprinters, fri, track and field
Track & Field: Offseason Workout for Sprinters, fri, track and field, athlete

Track & Field: How are the Olympics organised/, mitt romney, winter olympics
Track & Field: How are the Olympics organised/, mitt romney, winter olympics, summer games

Track & Field: Race Tracks, planet uranus, orbital plane
Track & Field: Race Tracks, planet uranus, orbital plane

Track & Field: Running the 200m & 400m, horeshoe, good luck
Track & Field: Running the 200m & 400m, horeshoe, good luck, knee height