Middle Distance

  • Training Middle Distance Runners
    Training Middle Distance Runners is without question a challenging, complex, but rewarding part of any Track coach’s duties. The nature of the events is such that the athlete has to bring so many ingredients into their quest for excellence – strength, speed, endurance, tenacity, concentration, toughness, confidence, and the willingness to work on these attributes.…
  • Peter Fortune on 400m, 800m training and Cathy Freeman
    If you were born before 1988 or so, and remember watching the Sydney 2000 Olympics live, there will be two moments any Track & Filed fan will always remember… Cathy Freeman lighting the Olympic flame, and winning the 400m under immense pressure for the host nation. But what about the Coach behind her success? 400m…
  • Middle Distance Back-Basics-Training Program (1-5km)
    Here’s a quick training to get you middle distance and road runners back on track (pun intended). Please input your age in the correct cell to calculate the heart rate zones.