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Published on February 27, 2008

Author: elehmann

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Presentation on coaching 300m Hurdle Athletes at the 2003 Illinois Track and Field Coaches Clinic.

300m Hurdles Identifying and Training Athletes Eric Lehmann Waukesha South High School (WI) Championship Hurdle Camp www.hurdlecamp.com elehmann@hurdlecamp.com

300m v. 110/100m • Can you be good at both races ? • Sprint Training v. 400m Training • Do your athletes have to run both ? • What do you train your athletes for? • Fear of the Hurdles v. Fear of the Distance

Who runs the 300’s ? •200m Speed •Girl’s Low :27 or High :26 •Boys Low :24 - High :23 •400m Speed •Girl’s 1:02 or 1:01 •Boys Low :52 - :51

How do we get started? • Rhythm and Coordination Banana Hurdles , Sprint Drills, Plyometrics. • Speed and Conditioning Do they run hard and do they ‘like’ to work? • Complimentary Events Hurdlers are going to be your BEST athletes.. What else do they do well?

“Core” Hurdle Drills • Daily Drills Warm-Up, Practice, or Cool Down... DO THEM ! • Standing Trail Leg, Standing Lead Leg Drill, Lead Leg March Drill (Knee to Chest), Walking Trail Leg • “Movement” Drills: Jogging Drills, 5 STEP HURDLING, 7 and 9 Step Hurdling

200/400m Training • Speed Endurance You have to teach an athlete to run the 200/400 distances to accell in the 300m Hurdles. (Do they get just doing drills?) • High Oxygen Debt: “Sucking Wind” Distances from 100m to 600m. Rest: 8:00 -10:00 minutes. (Workout Distance no more than 1400m) •

Sample Work Week • Monday 8 - 12 x 200m • Early Season 12 @ :35 - :38 (No Hurdles) • Mid Season 8-10 @ :32-:34 (Last Two Hurdles) • Late Season 6-8 @ sub :30 (First Two Hurdles or Two Turn Hurdles

• Tuesday Ladders • 200-400-600-400-200 • Early Season Pace = +:17 (400m PR) • Mid Season : Drop the 600 to 500 (400 PR +:10) (Get the 400 split in the 500) • Late Season: 200-300-400-300-200 (300m Should be 400 PR pace (Get the 300m Split in the 400m) • Hurdle Wall Drills and Walking Drills

• Wednesday: Field Event Work, 100m Hurdlers, Drills, Drills....... • Late Season all Hurdle Drills Work is in Spikes. • Mid-Late Season Starts over 1st Hurdle

• Thursday: Early Season: 600-400-200-400-600 @ 38 per 200 Rest: 5:00 Wall and Walking Drills • Mid Season: 4-5 x 200m@ Pace: PR +:02-: 03 Rest: 200 Walk Work on the last 2 Hurdles Wall and Walking Drills • Late Season: 3-4 x 200m (Spikes) 2 Hurdles (Turns or Last 2) Wall and Walking Drills

• Friday: Pre - Meet Warm Up Drills 2-3 1x150 Accel (80% Last 20m) Rest: 5:00 B Early Season: General Block Starts Mid Season: Starts over 1 Hurdle Late Season: Starts over 2 Hurdles • What else does the Athlete need to work on...

Specific 300m Workouts • Done on Tuesdays or Wednesdays (Mid-Late Season) • Segments: 2-3x 100m (Over First 2) 2-3x 100m (Over 3 turn Hurdles) 2-3x 100m (Over last 2-3 Hurdles) Walk Back 3:00-5:00 Rest Between Reps • Interrupted 300m First 2 Hurdles and last 2-3 Hurdles. PR + :05 Rest 5:00 • Control Speed 75m Rolling into in the last 2 Hurdles of the race. Rest: 8-10 Spikes

300m Tips • Leading with the Knee is the most important fundamental hurdle technique. • Lower Hurdle Height (300m) Requires less lean. • The lead leg does not need to ‘snap’ back to the ground. • Lane Positioning Set up after then 2nd hurdle to outside (or inside) of the lane.

• Accelerate Into the Hurdle • Transition: Early in the season athletes will ‘slow’ down later in the race. Add 2-3 steps into the last 2 hurdles. DEAL WITH IT... • Variables It is ‘hard’ to run the ideal 300m race. Environmental Factors, Fatigue... • Arm Action Is essential to maintain balance in the 300m (Turn and Fatigue) More straight back arm than the 100m hurdles.

Switching Legs • Alternating Legs Essential in the 300m Hurdles to ‘run’ your best time. • It is not easy Athletes that develop the muscle memory and consistent lead leg have a difficult time adjusting. • Drills: a) Do all wall and walking drills with both legs. b) Mini Hurdle work c)6-8 step hurdling 8m - 15m d) Walk away approach the hurdle at various distances.

Counting Steps 1st Hurdle Strides between 23 14-15 24 15-16 • 25 16-17 26 17-18 27 18-19

Video-Taping Races • Counting Steps If the athlete does not count steps, video aids the process. • Accelerate into the Hurdle Visual reminder of how much time is lost on ‘stutter’ steps. • Positive Reinforcement Athletes do not need to be remind of bad races, or bad falls. Video of a bad race should disapear until after the season.

Multiple Events • 1600m Relay 300m Hurdlers need to be trained as 400m runners. • 800m Relay “Good” fit for 300m Hurdlers. • 400m Relay Special athlete that needs very little time to prepare for 300m Hurdles. • Field Events: What ‘jump’ event is done early in the meet. Can an athlete jump after a 300m Hurdle race?

Want More? • Championship Sprint and Hurdle CD Warm-Up/Cool Downs, Agility, Weight Lifting,Year-Round Workouts, Pool Workouts..... $10.00 • Eric Lehmann elehmann@hurdlecamp.com 262 565 8319 www.hurdlecamp.com

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