BYU XC coach, Ed Eyestone, talks in depth about the types of workouts his runners do from summer on. He discusses incorporating strength work early in the fall and then adjusting workouts from there throughout the season.
BYU coach, Ed Eyestone, discusses how athletes need to push as far to their potential as they possibly can. To do so, an athlete may have to push his body to injury to see how hard he can train and how much he can physically handle. In the end, an athlete has to take some risks and “walk as close to the edge as possible” with his training to get to the next level.
Coach Eyestone discusses how he manages his team and how he determines when to race his athletes. Eyestone has his work cut out for him because he has to alter his training progressions to accomodate runners who are recently returning from mission trips. On top of this, he has to be patient when deciding whether or not to redshirt an athlete.
Mark Wetmore discusses having to compromise between having his runners compete for collegiate accolades in the immediate present and/or future versus holding his athletes back from specific events so that they can compete on Olympic and World teams and on the professional level. There’s a tight line to walk, and overall, he has to find the perfect balance that helps the Colorado Buffaloes in the long run.
Mark Wetmore discusses measuring and managing a runner’s lactate threshold. He then talks about specific workouts that aim to get a runner to a certain level of exertion to test his lactate threshold.
Sophomore Jordan Lavender of the Virginia track and field program will be talking with teammates throughout the school year about their training, latest performances and much more. This week, she interviews graduate student Catherine White on the upcoming Wisconsin adidas Invitational, what motivates her and more.
Mick Byrne describes how he trains the defending NCAA champions, Wisconsin Badgers. He describes the things that are important for individual runners when they train, and he gives insight on his personal training philosophy as a coach.
Wisconsin Mick Byrne talks about the message he gives to the guys which sums up to be enjoying the pursuit of the goal and living the life style.
Mark Wetmore talks about how he continues to learn and progress as a coach. He observes, studies and experiments with the CU buffs formula to make his team productive year in and year out.
Coach Mark Wetmore discusses the importance of controlling efforts on hard long days and how it can negatively affect the rest of an athletes’ season if overdone.