In the book, “Developing the 400-800 hybrid”, Jim Hiserman provides a comprehensive view of the historical and current trends in training programs and racing strategies for this event group. He begins with chapters detailing an easy process for identifying and categorizing athletes that are best suited for these events.
Next, he guides the reader through the training components and daily structure needed for success at 400m, 800m and 400m Hurdles.
In Chapter 7, he delves into the common features of the 400m, 800m and intermediate hurdles.
In the final chapter, he lays out strategies and considerations for implementation of racing tactics, best suited for the various physical types of athletes that make up this 400-800m group, into daily practice plans. As with any Hiserman book, the text is heavily researched, with references cited to allow the reader to gain easy access to the underlying documents.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter One: Defining the 400-800 Hybrid Athlete
Chapter Two: Testing: Identifying the 400-800 Hybrids
Chapter Three: Considerations for Developing Hybrids
Chapter Four: Neural Training Components
Chapter Five: Metabolic Training Components
Chapter Six: Training Design Considerations
Chapter Seven: Commonalities between 400H, 400m & 800m
Chapter Eight: Organization of Training
Chapter Nine: Considerations for 400m Training
Chapter Ten: Training for Race Tactics
Chapter Eleven: Pacing Strategies for 800m Racing
Chapter Twelve: Considerations for Transition to 1500m