This is part 2 of a 3 part series. Part 1 talked about relay zones and how to time them for improvement.
The recent 4×100 relay at the 2012 UTech Track & Field Classic against Racers and MVP demonstrated some important “lessons” in executing fundamentals with relay passes in the exchange zone.
Don’t Take off too Soon!
One of the biggest mistakes for the outgoing runner is “don’t take off too soon”.
But when the incoming runner hits the GO mark, you have to go. No holding back.
Let’s take a look at a recent example.
Here is the UTech Track & Field Classic Men’s 4x100m relay video on YouTube
I made some screen shots to get a better idea of the critical zones.