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Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 10-09-18, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By madman
"It was just a way to get into the OHSAA." I...

"It was just a way to get into the OHSAA."

I am curious about what you meant when you said this.
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 10-07-18, 06:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,961
Posted By madman
Your response makes me sad. It's not the...

Your response makes me sad.

It's not the picture that matters. It's what was occuring in the picture that matters. You don't earn the right to represent the United States in the Olympics by...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 10-07-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,961
Posted By madman
I've got to agree with Psycho-Dad on this. ...

I've got to agree with Psycho-Dad on this. Whether a kid runs 18.0 sec/100m (15:00 pace) versus 20.4 sec/100m (17:00 pace) isn't what makes a race exciting or interesting. Neither pace would hold...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 09-04-18, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,805
Posted By madman
These kids weren't so fortunate...

These kids weren't so fortunate (https://www.cdc.gov/pictureofamerica/pdfs/picture_of_america_heat-related_illness.pdf)

"In July 2006, a 15-year-old high school football player participated in an...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 09-03-18, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,805
Posted By madman
I don't think you're reading the chart correctly....

I don't think you're reading the chart correctly.

For instance, tomorrow in Columbus the temperature at 4 pm is expected to be 91 F with a relative humidity of 50% (dewpoint 70 F). This gives a...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 09-02-18, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,805
Posted By madman
The OP's question is an important one that...

The OP's question is an important one that deserves more than a scolding about how to properly schedule meets.

The general sports regulations from the OHSAA has guidelines that are below, but...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 08-26-18, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,320
Posted By madman
Assuming this is correct and that the boys would...

Assuming this is correct and that the boys would have run the other 186 meters at the same pace as they averaged for 4814 meters (:Ohno:), the attached file shows adjusted times for the boys 5k at...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 08-25-18, 10:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,320
Posted By madman
I have no proof as I didn't measure the course,...

I have no proof as I didn't measure the course, but when most of the top runners are setting big PRs in the first meet of the season, I'm having my doubts about the accuracy of the course. Why here...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 08-18-18, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,070
Posted By madman
The hypocrisy of the OHSAA related to this meet...

The hypocrisy of the OHSAA related to this meet continues to blow me away.

They say the competitive season can't begin until August 20th, but they have their invitational on August 18th. :shrug:
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 08-17-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,652
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: 3,820
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: 383
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: 3,820
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: 1,370
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: 831
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: 1,202
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: 577
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: 1,802
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: 873
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: 791
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: 219
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: 1,197
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: 1,197
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: 987
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: 1,766
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. ...
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