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Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 08-17-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By madman
There's a huge chasm between saying blocks are...

There's a huge chasm between saying blocks are advantageous for some athletes and saying every athlete is required to use them.

This kind of crap is the result of two or more adults in a position...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 08-11-18, 09:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,406
Posted By madman
I think we are getting to the point to where the...

I think we are getting to the point to where the discussion breaks down because we don't agree on the definition of success.

Even if we could come to a common definition of success, I think it...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 08-06-18, 02:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By madman
Do you have any sawdust? My pits aren't in good...

Do you have any sawdust? My pits aren't in good shape.
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 07-31-18, 01:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,406
Posted By madman
All the attributes Rod O'Donnell identifies that...

All the attributes Rod O'Donnell identifies that these teams have in common are certainly desireable, but I don't think it is by chance that all of these teams are also large Div I schools with...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 07-26-18, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,214
Posted By madman
ALL field events should be using metric. The...

ALL field events should be using metric. The U.S. initially put plans in place to convert to metric in the late 60's and early 70's. Metric Conversion Act of 1975...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 07-25-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 753
Posted By madman
Divergent Thinking: Inside John O’Malley

Thoughts from Sandburg's coach. Ideas that might get you to reflect on your own practices.

http://trackfootballconsortium.com/divergent-thinking-inside-john-omalley/

If you don't follow Tony...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 07-22-18, 05:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By madman
I am hoping for a major redesign. There was too...

I am hoping for a major redesign. There was too much information on one page.
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 07-07-18, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By madman
Team Culture "Rules"

A few years ago Scott Christensen spoke at the OATCCC Conference on "Team Culture" and discussed several related rules:

1) It's Not About Running Rule
2) Performance, Not Personality Rule...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 07-03-18, 01:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,632
Posted By madman
"exactly" - what does that mean? Every...

"exactly" - what does that mean? Every measurement tool is accurate only to within a given tolerance when it is used with extreme care following a very precise procedure...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 07-02-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By madman
I had been dragging my feet on this a bit, but my...

I had been dragging my feet on this a bit, but my assistant coach and I were planning to attend.

3 days did seem a bit long. Maybe an evening, overnight, and most of the next day?
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 07-01-18, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By madman
1991 JohnnyCake Jog

The news-herald just published photos from the 1990 Johnnycake Jog. I remember that it was hot and that there were many in the 5-mile field who ran under or very near 24:00, led by John Scherer's...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 06-29-18, 03:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 184
Posted By madman
Yoga

Do any of you regularly include a Yoga routine in your practices?

If so:

1) How do you decide which days to include it?

2) Does the number of days/week or days/microcycle depend on the...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 06-13-18, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By madman
My intent was that you shouldn't chose a...

My intent was that you shouldn't chose a university based primarily on the coach. By the time you arrive or shortly thereafter they can be gone for a wide range of reasons. You better be happy with...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 06-13-18, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By madman
...and that is why you make a choice for...

...and that is why you make a choice for university based on the academic program and not the coach
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 06-09-18, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 862
Posted By madman
Is this new? I don't remember seeing anything...

Is this new? I don't remember seeing anything about this in past years.

Will it just be coaches at the camp or is it concurrent with the Team Camp of Champs?
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 06-05-18, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,601
Posted By madman
Without knowing the details, I would bet there is...

Without knowing the details, I would bet there is more going on than just what you "heard."

At the end of the season, there are always athletes fighting through aches and pains to get it done. ...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 05-22-18, 01:38 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,393
Posted By madman
I feel I am being sucked into the vortex that is...

I feel I am being sucked into the vortex that is this argument every year...

There is nothing about the State Tournament that is designed to identify anything other than the one person who...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 05-22-18, 09:13 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,393
Posted By madman
Agreed. To the previous poster's remark that...

Agreed.

To the previous poster's remark that knowing there is a potential time standard might change the approach to the race - That is one reason I do not like this change. Track and Field needs...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 05-21-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,457
Posted By madman
It would be great to get an official statement...

It would be great to get an official statement regarding the DQ.

Coming into the straight, the Hudson runner is clearly in lane 1 and the Brecksville runner is clearly in lane 2. Within a few...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 05-17-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By madman
It's not a free ride. It might be easier, but...

It's not a free ride. It might be easier, but it's not free. Kind of like it's usually an easier ride if you're DII or DIII than if you're DI.

As long as we want representation from the...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 05-16-18, 10:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,265
Posted By madman
The easiest double I ever witnessed was Jeff See...

The easiest double I ever witnessed was Jeff See in 2005 in the 1600 and 800. A man among boys.
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 05-15-18, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,290
Posted By madman
Ho-rah. 3 guys in 1500 (Landis, Bete, Blank)...

Ho-rah.

3 guys in 1500 (Landis, Bete, Blank) , 1 made the final (Landis)

1 guy in 5000 (Landis) with a DNF

1 guy in 10000 (Wood)

0 guys in Steeple
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 04-22-18, 09:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,944
Posted By madman
Your comment made me think about some of the...

Your comment made me think about some of the great Arcadia 3200s over the last 15-20 years.

In 2013, there were 6 heats of the 3200 where:

* 18 boys were under 9:00, 16 in the fastest heat
*...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 04-20-18, 09:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,944
Posted By madman
Four Ohio boys sub-9, led by Horter's 8:48. ...

Four Ohio boys sub-9, led by Horter's 8:48. Wow!

https://twitter.com/milesplit/status/987500827161001987
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 04-18-18, 05:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,754
Posted By madman
Wow. So you're saying that if I hire...

Wow. So you're saying that if I hire Finishtiming to time my meet that you will only allow me to access the results through your site or a paper copy at the meet? In essence, the school doesn't own...
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