Author Archives: Jerry Gravel

1500m – mile training, Getting serious, Training for the working man.

Serious review of training for the 1500/mile for the working man on his feet all day. This could be training in phase 3 before this serious racing starts. This runner works 5 days at a job where he is on … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the 400 hurdles, in-season training

400 hurdles and steeplechase are unique events, the 400 hurdles is a long sprint over barriers and takes a special approach in training. The steeple training  has been approached in a recent blog Training for the tough 400 hurdles at the … Continue reading

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80%-20%, from Coach Bill Devine

Coach Bill Devine Westfield State University writes to suggest I should examine the trend toward 80 % 20% training for cross country and middle distance track runners. Part of Bill’s motive is that I am easily confused by numbers. I … Continue reading

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drills, temporary post march 2108

fast feet drill: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y- 8aoQsmKjk frequency drills: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REt15JOwdoc&NR=1 The next video includes fast skipping and the fast feet line drill. Frequency drills: as fast leg, sept 2017. The next video includes fast skipping and the fast feet line drill. drills … Continue reading

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some thoughts: 800m training

I have been working on this for a while, need feedback from you, gjgravel@cox.net. Look it over help me out get in touch! Scott Anderson writes to suggest some modifications for the masters runner wishing to train for the 800m. … Continue reading

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DIRT THE BASICS OF INTERVAL TRAINING, AND THE WORK EFFORT AREAS (ENERGY SYSTEMS)

THE BASICS OF INTERVAL TRAINING. It is really all about D.I.R.T. Interval Training: Interval training is training where repeated work bouts are interspersed with intervals  of rest. The primary VARIABLE in interval training is the interval of rest. Interval training can … Continue reading

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WHAT’S up with LACTIC ACID?

This blog is under review: I need to update with some info about hydrogen ions and the discomfort of running. Please be patient. What is up with Lactic Acid? Lactate. The culprit, causes the fatigue in fast running? Responsible for … Continue reading

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You are what you did 10 days ago!

Fitness running and Racing for the over 30 set. This may be old news for some, but a good review! Some basic principles. Follow a pattern of hard day easy day, recovery days every week are part of your training. … Continue reading

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THE BIOMECHANICS OF RUNNING

The Biomechanics of Running: I wrote this review years ago for a class I taught at Westfield State, Analysis of Motion, the principles have not changed. It has been much revised recently. Provided here for your review. Summary: Gluteal group … Continue reading

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Stars, Workhorses, and Problem Children

Management, leadership, team building. What do you do with the problem children and the deadwood? Stars; They get us noticed, they have to be recruited, when you recruit stars they may have more talent than those already on the time. … Continue reading

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