GSSE are fast approaching and last weekend saw what is most commonly the deadline for athletes to...
Despite its critical length and timing due to the deadlines set for GSSE, this season is surprisingly developing into one of the sort we haven't witnessed for some time in Malta. Every weekend, it seems that records set in the past were not good enough. In the meet organized on Friday for the hurdle events, Monalisa Camilleri (AS Libertas) has managed to break the National Record for the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 12:05.52. When considering the toughness of the event, the hurdles and the lengthy distance (which we sprinters seem to fear) added with the fact that Camilleri ran the race on her own, the performance is extremely encouraging for Maltese athletics. Respect! Meanwhile, in Saturday's meeting the challenging weather probably was providential for some events. Let's t...
Last weekend the MAAA hosted the Malta International Meeting for yet another year, ...
It seems that as this season is unfolding, one challenge after another, performances are impr...
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Before I give you the info for Eddie Hart’s free ebook on the Falling Sprint Start, I need to give a brief history lesson. At the US Olympic Trials in 1972, both Hart and Rey Robinson repeated the world record, running the 100 m in 9.9 seconds, and were favored to win the race at the Olympic Games with Valery Borzov being the biggest threat. But we all know the tragedy of the “missed quarter finals from the revised schedule” story. No matter… Eddie Hart put aside th...
This is part 4 of the Freelap Friday Five Series, 2013 Edition. To review the 16 part 2012 edition, click here. Part 1 was Matt Scherer, Professional Pacer-Rabbit. Part 2 was Stuart McMillan, Bobsled and former UKA Sprint Coach. Part 3 was Dean Starkey, Coach, former Elite Pole Vaulter When I first met Mike Hurst over 10 years ago, I knew him as a 400m track coach unaware he was also the Journalist with the same name. As a coach, Mike coached Australian sprinters to qualify f...
Since this is the new year, a lot of (non-track) folks are trying to lose weight. Yesterday’s article was on abdominal training for elite athletes, but the average layman can use the same workouts too. Here are some handy formulas to keep in mind. Calculating your Body Mass Index To calculate your BMI, simply divide your body weight in kilograms with your height in meters squared I feel the BMI needs to be adjusted for fit muscular people. The ideal values are be...
I was reading an article on how Alaska’s Dawn to Dusk race was only 3 hours and 40 minutes! In Rome, Sunrise to Sunset is exactly 9 hours long from 7am to 4pm (as of today) If that is the case, how are you getting enough Vitamin D through sunshine? Especially in rainy Vancouver? I was in Florida last April without sunscreen (I know, I know, shame on me) and was still severely deficient in Vitamin D with my InsideTracker test. That’s because my skin is fairly dark, whi...
One of my highlights of 2012 was visiting Orlando and Clermont in April, and shadowing great coaches like Dennis Mitchell, Lance Brauman, Stephen Maguire, Håkan Andersson and Brooks Johnson. This also meant watching athletes like Tyson Gay, Kellie Wells and David Oliver go thorough their entire 5 hour workouts! Jimson Lee with David Oliver (left) Because of Brooks Johnson’s experience and seniority, he provided a wealth of information outside of Track & Field. Coache...
This is Part 2 of my trip to Barcelona. Click here for Part 1 IAAF Centenary Historic Exhibition The Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch in Barcelona is situated next to the 1992 Olympic Stadium or behind the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC or National Art Museum of Catalonia). The Olympic Museum costs 4.55 euros ($5.90 USD) and well worth the visit if you are a fan of any Olympic sport. The exhibit is for all Olympic sports, and there’s something ...
The IAAF Centenary Historic Exhibition is open to the public for six weeks from 13 October to Sunday 25 November inclusive. The exhibit is free, and situated inside the Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch in Barcelona next to the 1992 Olympic Stadium or behind the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) or National Art Museum of Catalonia. The Olympic Museum costs 4.55 euros, which I’ll write about in the next article. In the center of the room, they ...
I had the opportunity to meet Gerard Mach back in spring of 1993. I had just “retired” from open competition at the age of 30 and moved to Ottawa, Canada. I spent 9 years with the same coach, Dennis Barrett of McGill University, and it was time to get a real (high paying) job and move on with my life. Of course, that “retirement” would only last until 1997 when I started surfing the Internet (yes, it existed back then in horrible HTML 1.0) and discovered Ken Stone’s Mas...
I am going to copy and paste the entire interview (and correct it) because it’s full of horrendous spelling mistakes. Obviously, this audio-to-text interview was not transcribed by a Track person. The original article can be found at courier-journal.com. Press Conference excerpts: Tyson Gay: I’m 30 now. That’s old in the track world. But I definitely want to continue to work four more years and give it a shot in Brazil. That’s my goal. How did winning...
One of the most popular articles on this Blog is Leg Cramps while Sleeping and Preventing Leg Cramps while Racing (or Training). In addition, you’ve probably read about my experiences with REgel (Tahoe 2011, Tahoe 2012, and product review). So here is a guest article from By Thach Ho, the creator of REgel which is an all-natural anti-inflammatory topical gel popular with athletes to relieve pain, repair injuries, and recover faster from workouts . He is also a Masters Track...
Eddie Hart Falling Sprint Start (free ebook)
February 25, 2013
- Interview with Mike Hurst, Journalist and 400 meter Coach
- Fitness Facts: Calculating BMI, RPI and BMR
- Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?
- Year In Review: Brooks Johnson
- Barcelona Olympic Museum
- Barcelona: IAAF Centenary Historic Exhibition
- Sprint Drills: Gerard Mach Revisited
- Interview with Tyson Gay (by Jennie Rees)
- Cramping: Reasons and Possible Solutions