Lactate Training Dilemma with Scott Christensen,
Stillwater Area High School (MN) Head Track & Field / Cross Country Coach;
5x Minnesota State Boys Track & Field team champions;
5x Minnesota State Boys Cross Country team champions;
1997 USA National Cross Country champions;
has coached 23 individual state track & field and 2 individual state cross country champions;
USATF National Endurance Special Projects Instructor;
USATF National Level 2 Endurance Lead Instructor;
IAAF Level 5 Academy Instructor;
USTFCCCA Endurance Master’s Course Instructor;
at Stillwater, has coached Ben Blankenship (2016 USA Olympian, 1500 meters), Luke Watson (1999, 2004, 2006 USA World Cross Country Championship Teams), and Sean Graham (2006 USA National Team);
only coach/program in U.S. high school history to produce four alumni sub 4:00 milers
Scott Christensen, head coach of the track & field and cross country teams at Stillwater Area High School, maintains that the mechanics behind a successful distance runner are developed through the central and peripheral points of aerobic power. The development of aerobic capacity first is crucial in a distance runner, and in this video, Christensen discusses a variety of training tactics that can be used to develop aerobic power.
We are providing this drill to give you ideas on how to enhance your current practice drills. The idea is not to implement it exactly as is, but rather to tweak it to make it fit your system.
There is sound with the video, so please make sure that your sound is on.
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For more information about Scott Christensen’s 1600M/3200M Mechanics and Strategy for Developing Efficient Runners, click here: Scott Christensen’s 1600M/3200M Mechanics and Strategy for Developing Efficient Runners – Track & Field — Championship Productions, Inc.