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U.S. School of Sprints and . . . it is not only psychology
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Micah Ward
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your gramps was a genius. Exclamation
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ditto - its amazing how dead on that statement is...

as for Dan's comment about coaching - don't you think its just silly when people say that kind of thing well this person hasn't run such and such time so there is no possible way that person could be a good coach...

And why does this seem to be the case more so in running than in other sports?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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don't you think its just silly when people say that kind of thing well this person hasn't run such and such time so there is no possible way that person could be a good coach...

Yes, I do find it very silly, but I'm probably a bit biased seeing as I get it myself all the time.

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And why does this seem to be the case more so in running than in other sports?

Probably for the same reason that T&F got hit by the drug scandals so hard so early. It's all about the raw performances, so all that matters to a lot of people is the raw results. Not everyone can see the gradients of achievement and ability, just the on/off switch for wins and losses. In that black & white view, wouldn't you put your trust in the guy with personal experience? What's there for the non-experienced guy to teach in a non-ball sport??? Confused

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it really comes down to the fact that most people don't understand the sport ... As simple as running is, most people don't realize how complicated it really is and how technical it is ... Its simplicity confuses people !!!
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