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by cweeks
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: 6 days a week vs 7 days a week for high school runners
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: 6 days a week vs 7 days a week for high school runners

In my opinion, It would be beneficial to run 7 days a week. Since you've never run 7 days a week before, you have a huge blank slate in your training which means you don't have to do very much. Maybe start with 20 minutes every other week until you get comfortable running 7 days a week consistently....
by cweeks
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Wickets
Replies: 1
Views: 802

Re: Wickets

I have been looking into the same thing. One of my old college teammates, who was a 2x D.1 All-American in the 110m hurdles, suggested 6ft in between for longer strides patterns in between each and 5ft for short strides patterns. He says there is also an acceleration drills he does where he puts the...
by cweeks
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Suggestions for XC Race weeks
Replies: 4
Views: 750

Re: Suggestions for XC Race weeks

It's hard because you have to respect your coach and listen to him. Also, he knows you best so might not hurt to listen to him over people posting advice on the runzone. That being said, this seems different than the tinman training method. Also, you need to make sure you're getting a long run. I ca...
by cweeks
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Cv Training in the heat
Replies: 2
Views: 2154

Cv Training in the heat

Does anyone have any advice for cv training during this terrible heat wave we’re having on the east coast? How much time would you add on to your cv, LT, and tempo times when it’s 90-100 degrees the entire week? Is it even worth pushing the pace when it’s that hot out? I’ve been doing my best to edi...
by cweeks
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Transitioning talented athletes from 800/400 to XC - 5k
Replies: 1
Views: 1733

Re: Transitioning talented athletes from 800/400 to XC - 5k

If she is trying to run her best 5k, then I would base her CV/LT and TT times off her 3200m time trial time for now. It sounds like she would have a hard time running the paces you listed for 800m-1000m repeats. However, since she is a true 400m/800m runner I don't think it would hurt to once in a w...
by cweeks
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Stress fracture?
Replies: 1
Views: 1432

Stress fracture?

I didn't run this morning at all it hurt too bad just coming out of bed It's my lower shin when I twist it or move it up and down it hurts. Also when I squeeze my shin it hurts I think it's my job, I'm interning for our representatives and is it about everyday I'm walking door to door surveying peop...
by cweeks
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Weight training and injury prevention
Replies: 2
Views: 1423

Re: Weight training and injury prevention

I coach some athletes who are really weak and others with moderate strength.*
by cweeks
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Weight training and injury prevention
Replies: 2
Views: 1423

Weight training and injury prevention

Hey everyone, Is there anyone who has advice and guidance regarding strength training and injury prevention work? I work with high schoolers, with some experience in the weight room, however, I want to find an optimal weight routein that will give them the most bang for their buck. I coach some athl...
by cweeks
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: How to train most effectively on hard surfaces
Replies: 3
Views: 2374

Re: How to train most effectively on hard surfaces

Thanks for the helpful advice! We have about 80 kids that run XC and 15-20 that run year around. This was my first week with my new team, but from my research, most of the injuries came out of the group that tried to run year around. Out of those 15-20 kids, they had several stress fractures, shin s...
by cweeks
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: How to train most effectively on hard surfaces
Replies: 3
Views: 2374

How to train most effectively on hard surfaces

Hey everyone, So I just started coaching at a high school that is not blessed with trails, dirt roads or hills. The area around the school can be classified as a cement jungle with little to no soft surfaces. Our coaching staff has been doing our best to work around this by practicing off campus onc...