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  1. Re: Hannah Cunliffe makes front page Seattle Times, and video

    In Mikes early years of coaching he was closely mentored by sprint coach Tony Veney. K, when a member of Mikes track club, was fortunate to also have private coaching sessions by coach Veney with a...
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    Re: K's 400m/800m 2015 HS Senior Year progression

    Since I mentioned that a number of girls from K's team made Nationals, I thought I would update that too.

    In the NCAA DII Finals: 800m runner placed 2nd (her time would have won 26 of the past 30...
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    Re: K's 400m/800m 2015 HS Senior Year progression

    Angela,
    Your advice and positive words are very much appreciated.
    Been out of town (care package drop-off/visit with daughter) and busy, just read your posts.

    Other than the bladder infection,...
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    Re: K's 400m/800m 2015 HS Senior Year progression

    In my posts above whenever I wrote "Regional" or "Regional Championship" I meant to say Conference and Conference Championship... guess I need to proof read better :)
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    Re: K's 400m/800m 2015 HS Senior Year progression

    Her trainer and coach changed her training and competition to work on getting her physically back on track.
    Part of the reasoning also, was because 8 of the athletes on the girls team made...
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    Re: K's 400m/800m 2015 HS Senior Year progression

    Hello oldbloke,

    K's anemia and thyroid issues were directly tied to her Mononucleosis infection, which was a very serious one. She does take an iron tablet every day as her ferritin levels drop...
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    Re: K's 400m/800m 2015 HS Senior Year progression

    Hello kwave,
    It appears that each body is so different in how it reacts to training, nutrition and amount of food intake. Many of K's team mates and friends in the past were like you and many...
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    Re: K's 400m/800m 2015 HS Senior Year progression

    Hello Angela!

    Nutrition has been very key in the past years, and at home it was followed throughout the year. Over the years, different vitamins (ZMA especially) and 'Juicing' with a low RPM...
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    Re: K's 400m/800m 2015 HS Senior Year progression

    One thing that we both have learned, is this is a continually changing experience! Many, many curve balls and things you could never imagine happening... and as you said, just need to look forward,...
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    Re: K's 400m/800m 2015 HS Senior Year progression

    Yes, I will try to keep updates on how she is doing. Thank you for your post :)
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    Re: K's 400m/800m 2015 HS Senior Year progression

    Time to update this thread, as I should have done last year.

    Shortly after the meet above, K contracted a respiratory infection that lasted until just before the State Championships at the end of...
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    Re: First outdoor meet of the year.

    Yes, you are right.
    I talked with her about it right after her race, as did her HS coach who told her if she had waited until the straightaway she would have won.
    Going into the turn she decided...
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    Re: First outdoor meet of the year.

    Posted this in My Training Journal thread today:

    Re: K's 400m/800m 2015 HS Senior Year progression



    The couple of meets up to this point have had at least 25 MPH sustained winds, with up to...
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    Re: K's 400m/800m 2015 HS Senior Year progression

    The couple of meets up to this point have had at least 25 MPH sustained winds, with up to 40 MPH gusts... and of course, nice calm weather leading up to and after meets :)

    FINALLY a meet without...
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    Re: First outdoor meet of the year.

    K had planned on running for her high schools cross country team last fall, but was unable to due to spending the fall recovering from her previous illness. She placed 5th at 4A State Championships...
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    Re: First outdoor meet of the year.

    Posted this in another thread in "My Training Journal", but will add here also:


    Re: K's 400m/800m 2015 HS Senior Year progression



    Spring break for the past week so no competition to...
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    Re: K's 400m/800m 2015 HS Senior Year progression

    Spring break for the past week so no competition to report. She has had regular practice Monday thru Saturday and I changed her lifting to 3 days this past week and will now lift 2 days a week until...
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    Re: First outdoor meet of the year.

    Thanks T.. I also appreciate the help you have given, enjoyed all the phone conversations and especially meeting with you last Fall.
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    Re: First outdoor meet of the year.

    Thanks for the support ESTI, you have been a great help over the past few years.

    Even though her training was late and somewhat lacking, she is responding very well.

    During the second week of...
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    Re: K's 400m/800m 2015 HS Senior Year progression

    First 400m of the season (lane 6, wearing red top/blue shorts)

    K said at about the 200m point, she felt she had much more energy than she should have and that she should have came out faster....
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    Re: K's 400m/800m 2015 HS Senior Year progression

    She is now in the hands of her schools coaches.
    We will continue Monday weights, 3 days of light strength/flexibility workouts and possibly a very small amount of supplemental training, as there is...
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    Re: K's 400m/800m 2015 HS Senior Year progression

    Opinion on improvement or other thoughts?
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    Re: K's 400m/800m 2015 HS Senior Year progression

    As I mentioned, Saturday March 14 was her first meet of the year. This is a 'Jamboree' meet, with many of the events set at non-normal distances, such as, 300m, 600m, 1000 meter events.

    K ran in...
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    Re: K's 400m/800m 2015 HS Senior Year progression

    The 5-6 mile "tempo" runs were done at about 90-95%. "Tempo" being a sustained run over 20 minutes.

    I wanted to use a 8 or 9 day training week, but 'K' wanted to keep a daily schedule, the same...
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    Re: K's 400m/800m 2015 HS Senior Year progression

    The first day of HS track was March 2nd.

    Normally, this time of year is cold, rainy and very windy.
    Have been having decent weather for the past couple months, considering we live in the farthest...
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