Sunday Musings


Some random thoughts from today:

  • Happy Father’s Day to all the dad’s out there. It’s my first and I’ve been very blessed.
  • I’m looking forward to a great USATF champs this week. There should be some great performances top to bottom and I’m anxious to see who wins the 200m battle. Is Carter fully fit? Is Dix too tired? Did Spearmon and Gay peak too early? Can Jeremy Wariner break 20 seconds? Also, the U.S. distance and middle distance races are starting to look interesting for the first time in a LONG time.
  • I’m not looking forward to a terrible USATF champs this week. My consulting company will be providing video and biomechanical services to all the competing athletes as part of our contract with USATF’s high performance plan. While we do this for several meets, USATF champs is a long, jam packed meet with tons to cover and by the end of the week I know I’m going to be EXHAUSTED.
  • Asafa Powell ran 9.94 the other day….makes me think he probably could have won or come in second in the 200m at the Prefontaine Classic if he hadn’t shut it down at 160m.
  • I wish there was more mention of LSU taking 2nd on both the men’s and women’s side at NCAAs. Evidence of a great PROGRAM. I guess it goes to show that if you don’t win you lose.
  • What’s the deal with American field event performances? A quick look at the NCAA results reveals that marks in the technical events are WAAAAAAY down. It’s been a steady decline over the past couple years but if you take a look back at the marks of the 80s and early 90s and you’ll be flabbergasted at how far things have fallen.

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Mike Young

Mike Young

Founder of ELITETRACK at Athletic Lab
Mike has a BS in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University, an MSS in Coaching Science from Ohio University & a PhD in Biomechanics from LSU. Additionally, he has been recognized as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength & Conditioning Association, a Level 3 coach by USA Track & Field, a Level 2 coach by USA Weightlifting.
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