Now that I think about it, I can’t decide whether
or not I like the 200 or the 400 better.
There are nuances to training, competing and coaching
both that make them quite different.
In high school I was a fairly decent 400 runner,
though I had *no* idea what I was doing. But in
college I focused on the 200 and was relatively
As a coach I’ve probably been more successful with
400 runners, though I’m having a pretty good year
with the 200 with my athletes having won an all
state title in the 4×200 indoors and a conference
and divisional state title so far this spring.
Am I saying this to tell you how cool I am? Not at
all. Most of the coaches whose brains I pick could
coach circles around me.
Then again that’s why I go to them. You can’t get
better at anything unless you surround yourself
with people who are more successful than you are.
I do have a point in all this…
Lately I’ve been getting slammed with questions
from track coaches. Generally 7 out of 10 questions
I get are track related (step it up non-track
coaches!), but that percentage has gone up in the
last two weeks.
I know the spring season is coming to a close, but
for that reason I thought I’d share with you an
article I wrote recently on coaching, training and
competing at 200 meters:
I think you’ll like it. When you’re done, I’d like
to hear what you think. You can ‘rate’ the article
by clicking on one of the 5 stars at the bottom
of the article. Your rating will help me decide
whether or not to keep writing articles like this
Just to get your 200m juices flowing, check
out this link to the fastest 200m ever run: