Rain and NYC Grand Prix


I have not much to say but after looking at tweets and facebook statuses it seems that rain is that obvious discussion point nobody talks about in training. I think one has to train outdoors in the rain a few times to prepare for the most obvious of conditions. Rain delays happen, and sometimes days are shifted like in 2000, but the truth is that Track meets the show must go on. I was at the NYC Grand Prix on Saturday and it was cold, rainy, and windy. Some athletes responded but the most obvious events like the High Jump and Pole vault didn’t have a chance with the obvious specifics and demands of the event. Now comes some thoughts on the Diamond League schedule in general. I am a big fan of what they are doing with the Diamond League but for travel purposes I don’t understand how athletes in modern Track have a chance now with travel to China and the Middle East. Having meets on different continents isn’t easy and makes strategy more interesting, but it looks like biorhythm planning is going to be more important in the future.

Carl Valle

Carl Valle

Track & Field Coach
Carl is an expert coach who has produced champions in swimming, track and numerous other sports. He is one of the foremost experts in the fields of nutrition and restoration.
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