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Core Exercises to Increase Speed & Endurance in the Middle Distances!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, September 20, 2013

Rose Monday, former World Masters Champion in the 800 m & 1500m, is no stranger to hard work. In this segment, she talks about the importance of Strength Training and how it plays into a distance runner’s success. These easy to do exercises will be great contributors to your speed and endurance when running the 800m & 1500m.

In this clip, Rose puts one of her athlete’s through some basic and easy to do core exercises that not only strengthen your core, but also increase your stability which is key when having to push yourself in the middle of those sprint-distance races. Just like any new movement it’s important to slow down and learn the proper technique before going full blast.

Gain more insight and an additional video clip from, Becoming a Champion: 800/1500M for Girls’ Track & Field. Discover other great Middle Distance videos apart of our large Track & Field DVD collection!




Finish Strong by Improving Your “Kick” in the Middle Distance Events!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, August 23, 2013

Rose Monday, U.S. Olympic Assistant Coach, begins by discussing how race tactics and mental visualization play into increasing ones speed down the home stretch. The drills in this video focus on increasing your speed in 50m increments throughout a race when your body should actually being slowing down.

Pay close attention to the visual aids used on the track and the deliberate change of pace her athlete does at these landmarks. Listen to Rose as she gives you some of her “tricks of the trade” that made her successful at the high school, collegiate and professional levels.

Gain more insight and an additional video clip from, Becoming a Champion: 800/1500M for Girls’ Track & Field. Discover other great Middle Distance DVDs apart of our large Track & Field DVD collection!




Learn Proper Warm-Ups for Middle Distance Runners!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, July 19, 2013

In this segment Rose Monday, USATF Olympic Assistant Coach & former World Masters Champion in the 800m & 1500m, goes through some simple yet essential warm up routines.  These will not only help you maintain proper flexibility, but also help warm your body up for the run/workout you will be going through.

As a distance runners it’s easy to walk out the door and take off on a long run without properly warming up. Often times young and old runners become injured because they feel a light jog will suffice as a warm up to their workouts. They couldn’t be more wrong. It’s important not to overlook what you already know.

Gain more insight and an additional video clip from, Becoming a Champion: 800/1500M for Girls’ Track & Field. Discover other great Middle Distance DVDs apart of our large Track & Field DVD collection!

 




Strength Training Drills to Improve Your Endurance!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, November 26, 2012

Create championship middle distance runners using this in-depth training video with 2x Florida High School State Championship Coach, David Halliday.  He has over 17 years of coaching experience that you can learn from.  See how you can increase the strength and endurance in your athlete’s muscles to run faster for a longer period of time.

Take a look at several strength training drills that involve free weights.  The glutes, quads, and calves are the main areas that Coach Halliday focuses on in this clip.  These exercises will allow athletes to become explosive!

View an additional clip from the product page of “High School Coach’s Blueprint for Success: 800M / 1500M.”  See more great Middle Distance Running DVDs and other world class Track & Field DVDs from our massive collection!




Outstanding Drills to Run Middle Distance Events Faster!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, September 24, 2012

Watch and learn great drills that will improve middle distance runners.  Tom Green is a personal trainer with multiple years of experience working with high level college athletes.  In these two clips you will see track movement preparation drills and power development drills that will allow you to run faster for a longer period of time.

Prepare your body to run fast with the three drills shown in this clip.  The first of which is called Pogo Sprints.  You will bounce on the balls of your feet about 10 times and then sprint out several strides.  The next is called Push-Up to Acceleration.  Focus on leading with the power leg, which is the lead leg that would be in your starting block.  The last exercise is the Four Touch Mountain Climbers.  It is key to start and end the climber portion, before you sprint, with the power leg.  Make sure you don’t bounce too much and maintain steady hip height.

Take a look at a great power development activity, the Overhead Ball Throw.  Using a medicine ball, varying weights depending on the level of athlete, you want to use hips, knees, and ankles all in unison when throwing it.  Having these three areas work together will generate the most force on the ground. Try not to use your arms too much or to jump too much.

 

View another clip from the product page of “High Performance Drills for the Middle Distance Runner.”  Check out more Middle Distance DVDs and other high quality Track & Field DVDs!




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