The middle distance program was at the heart of Coach Marty Stern's many years of unprecedented success at Villanova. In this presentation, Marty shares the training methods, techniques, and tips that he has refined and perfected in over 43 years in coaching. In Part 1, Stern shares his ideas and techniques for stretching and warm-up and presents his training methodology for middle distance runners. He details his simple but highly effective weekly training cycle for every day of the week. At the center of Stern's program is the Tuesday practice in which he pushes his athletes to the edge with an intense, high quality workout. To assist in implementing this concept, Stern details six suggested high quality workouts. Stern shares strategies that will allow you to adjust your workout to your meet schedule. In addition to workout schedules, Stern specifically discusses aerobic training, how to monitor your athlete's mileage, and discusses the benefits of alternative training in a pool or on a bike. Leaving no stone unturned, he also shares relay strategies and discusses his philosophy on determining relay orders. In a critical segment entitled "Winning Techniques and Strategies," Stern leads his demonstrators through proper techniques and drills for race starts, finishes, and relay exchanges including how to run the zone. This is a complete guide to coaching the middle distance events from a middle distance coaching legend!
51 minutes. 2006.
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