high school track training tips - Joey Keillor
high school track training tips - Joey Keillor
High School Running Tips and Techniques
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Race your best when it counts

The advice Keillor offers is practical, and covers a wide range of real questions any young runner may have…these are exactly the same 'rules to live by' that I have followed to reach my level of professional running success. - Heather Kampf, 2012 Olympic Trials finalist (800m and 1500m).     Read More

Among many helpful and simplifying tips in this book, Keillor offers specific advice — and even a way of thinking — that will help young runners avoid slumps, stagnation and downward spirals of overtraining that lead to sub-par results. - Amby Burfoot, Editor-at-Large Runner’s World.     Read More

Keillor’s tips will make you a better runner. They are based on solid physiology and incorporate ideas about consistency, realistic goal setting and how to manage training and racing. Follow them and success will follow you. - Michael Joyner, M.D. is an exercise researcher at Mayo Clinic.     Read More

Keillor has written an accessible resource for high school athletes of all levels and abilities. It reads well straight through, or as a resource for finding the topic most relevant to your needs. - Nick Lovas, Hopkins Girls Track & Field Head Coach, 2011 MN Coach of the Year     Read More

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Are you confident that your running is the best it can be?

Break through barriers of doubt and race your best when it counts the most. The 31 tips in this detailed, easy to understand book give you specific steps you can take to:

  • Avoid stagnation and lackluster racing late in the season
  • Know when you're training too much or too little
  • Manage health issues that can slow you down
  • Successfully approach just about any training plan
  • Analyze what's working and what isn't, and take action
  • Run fast and have fun doing it

Do you find that during the last few races of the year:

  • Your race performance doesn't match the level of your hard training?
  • You seem to be running on empty?
  • Your legs feel heavy or slow?
  • You're finishing behind kids you've been beating or been competitive with for much of the season?
  • You're running no faster and perhaps even slower than you did earlier in the year…and it feels harder?

If so, this book is for you. Learn how to run great when it counts with tips that include information about: How to differentiate training from straining, using devices appropriately, how to respond to mid-season fatigue, defining what it means to train "hard", making the most of your talents, testing for low iron, how to taper effectively and more...

Don't let fixable problems cloud over your talent and enjoyment of running. Run your best and feel your best at the races that are most important to you.

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