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2x Florida Class 4A State Championship Coach, David Halliday, presents a segment called ”How to Find the Athletes.” Coach Halliday discusses how the middle distance coach finds the athletes capable of running the 800 and 1500 meter distances. He stresses the 800 is the toughest race to find the athletes for.
Watch and learn more from this Championship Productions’ DVD “High School Coach’s Blueprint for Success: 800M / 1500M.” Take a look at additional Track & Field videos on Middle Distance Running.
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!
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!