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    Re: Shanghai DL 19May2012

    12.97s in those conditions = outstanding!
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    Re: Johnsons 16 x 200

    This is the program of a 19.3 / 43.2s runner. However, from the example programs he listed much of the running he does although maybe extensive in volume is by no means that intensive for a man with...
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    Re: Johnsons 16 x 200

    From memory his rule was add the number of reps to your season target time for the 200m to give the running time for that set. For example if your 200m target time for your 200m was 21s then you...
  4. Thread: Blake 9.84

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    Re: Blake 9.84

    Let's all just remember there is still something called the trials for both Jamaica and the USA. History has shown that VCB and Fraser a big time performers in the big meets when it counts. The...
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    Re: Sir Roger to light flame?

    I think Roger may just get beaten to the job by Redgraves. It will be hard to not give it to a guy who is one of only 4 athletes in Olympic history to have one 5 consecutive Olympic gold medals....
  6. Re: Coach to Sprinter: "I want you to lower your arm stroke to bring your knees up"

    Rich121 if you are so worried about how your daughter is being coached can't you remove her from her current situation and either have her coached elsewhere or coach her yourself. I am just not sure...
  7. Thread: New to 400m

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    Re: New to 400m

    Here is a great learning opportunity for you both. I wouldn't change anything up just let him run a few more before you start to manipulate things. This will provide you with much information. If you...
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    Re: Sally Pearson confident

    Solid opener...however if Porter ran 12.47s (3.0) in Florida I would hate to see what Sally would have done considering her 12.5? at her Olympic trials in the rain and into a HW. It will be a very...
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    Re: 2012 aussie champs

    11.31s in semi +1.4
  10. Thread: 2 x 200m sets

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    Re: 2 x 200m sets

    The key will be to ensure you don't leave your best efforts on the training track...
  11. Thread: Foam Rolling

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    Re: Foam Rolling

    Don't throw them out just yet!!! its is just another tool in teh tool box that will help some athletes. The use of the foam roller can also be a substitute for a trigger ball (muscle mate). You can...
  12. Re: Gill to forgo Olympic quest for junior title

    Very interesting how this has created such a fuss in NZ. From what I can gather the standard put forth in the shot put by NZ was only one that betters the B standard and as such NZ Athletics is not...
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    Re: Daughters First open 400m

    Let her enjoy it...just remember she is 14. If she is thinking 400s may be her event I would encourage her to train for the shorter sprints 100/200m for quite a few years while still racing the 400s....
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    Re: Wariner's 20.66 opener

    Age Based Medal Statistics 100m v 400m

    The following figures are based on ages of the athlete in the year of the Olympics. (Stats are the average for the 8 Olympics from 1980 - 2008)

    100m: Gold...
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    Re: Sally Pearson's 12.49

    Kallur's 7.68s WIR is pretty special she was on track that season to give the outdoor WR a big shake had she not suffered those stress fractures which ended up finishing her career. Based on Sally's...
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    Re: Oly Trials Melbourne 2012

    Can relays be nominated if their participation is based on a top 16 ranking at the beginning of July and / or the IAAF cut off? Or can a team be nominated subject to be in the top 16 at the cut off...
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    Re: Oly Trials Melbourne 2012

    It gets even better...

    NWI = men's 100m

    Amateur hour
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    Re: Oly Trials Melbourne 2012

    An absolute disgrace that the timing failed. Its 2012 and that embarressing scenario occurs at an Olympic trials. Here they are expecting athletes to turn up be ready to go in ordinary conditions at...
  19. Thread: Sydney 18Feb2012

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    Re: Sydney 18Feb2012

    On a wet track (+0.8)
  20. Re: Priscilla Lopes-Schliep returns to competition..." Olympic Medal"

    I agree it will be a blanket finish for silver and bronze with so much depth in the 12.4-12.5 range however, I know its the hurdles and anything can happen but, Sally Pearson is arguably one of the...
  21. Thread: Sydney 18Feb2012

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    Re: Sydney 18Feb2012

    Sally = Simply Outstanding...12.66 in Feb hitting the last hurdle. Only a Lolo Jones in 2008-2009 physical shape could provide some comp, but her mental strength is debatable. Let's hope Sally stays...
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    Re: Steffensen under fire in return to Sydney

    I believe he has based himself in WA this season not sure who is coaching him.
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    Any method utilized to overload, change or...

    Any method utilized to overload, change or enhance an aspect of sprinting except sprinting itself will have limitations. But the use of over speed like drills, sleds, or cues are about inducing a...
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    Contrast refers to resisted followed by assisted...

    Contrast refers to resisted followed by assisted (towing) followed by unassisted sprinting. The intensity is controlled by timing the towed distance and comparing it to normal times for that distance...
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    I am unsure how many people have used towing...

    I am unsure how many people have used towing methods for over speed but my experience is that it can enhance foot strike and hip height ability. When done in a contrast settings with sled and...
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