You may have heard of Tony Holler and his Feed the Cats speed training program that is revolutionizing the sport of track and field. Data-driven speed training is the centerpiece of his speed training program.
In the video below Coach Holler shares a workout that he uses with all of his athletes and how he uses the results of the workout to help motivate his sprinters.
The workout is fairly simple and is called the 23-second drill and it works like this:
- The athlete runs as far as he/she can in 23-seconds and the distance is recorded
- 8-minute recovery
- Repeat the 23-second run and record the second distance.
He usually does this drill 3 times per winter.
The magic in this is that he ranks the athlete’s results.
He keeps track and racks of the best distances recorded by seniors, juniors, sophomores, and freshmen.
Athletes in his program are then able to compare their distances with others from the past at different ages.
He finds this to be great motivation for his runners.
Coach Holler employs a “Less is More Approach” to training sprinters. Relying on great technique, recovery, and proper motivation to achieve great results.
The video below was taken from one of his many coaching courses. For more information about the course this clip came from click the following link: Feed the Cats: Data-Driven Speed Training.
If you would like to learn more about the complete program click: Feed the Cats Speed Training Program for Track and Field