Tag: Mid Distance

  • Hobbs Kessler: A Unique Approach to Training

    Hobbs Kessler: A Unique Approach to Training

    Hobbs Kessler’s name should be on every coach’s radar. His recent 3:48 in the Wannamaker Mile, just two years after competing in high school, is a remarkable feat. But what truly sets him apart is his unconventional training approach challenging established norms and sparking lively discussions within the coaching community.

  • Nico Young Goes Sub-13 in the 5K!

    Nico Young Goes Sub-13 in the 5K!

    Nico Young is the fastest 5000m runner in the college ranks. Move over Graham Blanks. On Friday, January 26, the Northern Arizona University junior shattered Blanks’ record time of 13:03.72 by running¬†12:57.14¬†at the John Thomas Terrier Classic at Boston University. Nico Young’s Pre-Meet Training Okay. Nico is definitely a stud. He’s just run a 5K…

  • Coach Mihaly Igloi: Lactate Dynamics

    Coach Mihaly Igloi: Lactate Dynamics

    Mihaly Igloi is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished middle distance coaches in history. During his tenure in the 1950s and 1960s, his athletes shattered an impressive 49 world records and 45 American records. Igloi’s training methods were known to be rigorous, unconventional, and very different from contemporary coaching techniques. Nonetheless, certain fundamental…