These are some of the highlights from the USATF National Podium Education Project in Las Vegas from Dec 11-15, 2007.
As expected, Clyde Hart’s presentation had a full house.
At the beginning of his lecture, he handed out this monster 60 page handout which included:
- Baylor Sprint Relay Exchange (including 4×400 Relay Running) (9 pages)
- 400 Meter Training (his “Blueprint” including sample workouts – 9 pages) plus additional notes on 400 Meter Training (11 pages – total 20 pages)
- 200 Meter Training (including sample workouts) plus notes on 200 Meter Training (13 pages)
- Speed Development (9 pages)
- Coaching Athletes to be their Best (9 pages)
Only the 9 page, part 1 of the 400 Meter Training guide is freely available on the web.
Since Clyde doesn’t believe in secrets, I am making this monster handout available to you simply by signing up for the Monthly Newsletter (the sign up form is on the right, or the bottom of the this page).
Anyone who has followed Clyde’s career and looked at his success at Michael Johnson, Jeremy Warnier, Darold Williamson and Sanya Richards will know his approach to training and racing a 400 meters resembles more of an 800 meter runner with a long-to-short approach, rather than a short-to-long approach used by many other coaches with success.
With this handout, you can copy it, follow it exactly word for word, and it WILL NOT guarantee success of running 19.32 for 200 meters or 43.18 for 400 meters. A lot of individualization is required to tailor each and every athlete.
At the request of Clyde and the USATF, I cannot show the entire 100 minute lecture from the USATF National Podium Education Project.
However, here is a brief sample from his outdoor drills session at the UNLV.