Category Archives: Coach Gravel’s Musings

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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DO THE Plank or Walk the Bridge

Side Bridge; advanced would be one leg support, do both sides The side plank The front plank or bridge       The bird dog     Some basic core stability¬†or plank exercises are pictured. The stability plank exercises are … Continue reading

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Phases: Supplemental Training, Fundamental Movements for Runners/Softball and Soccer.

The fundamental movements with supplemental training for runners/ soccer and softball 1st phase: general strength, endurance; at least 3 weeks a) squats or leg press; b) Upper body push: chest press, shoulder press, push ups. c) Upper body pull: lat … Continue reading

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Stronger, FASTER, MORE POWERFUL

STRONGER, FASTER, MORE POWERFUL

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Fundamental Movement Patterns Power Point

SEVEN FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENT PATTERNS

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