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Plano East Cross Country/Girls Track & Field Coach

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7 days ago Recommended order of recovery after a hard workout
@Ed1409 Magness has a great chart that he made available if you subscribe to his site. http:...
10 days ago Starting Boxes
The course thing doesn't bother me as much as long as it's consistent from year to year. I think ...
10 days ago Starting Boxes
@chrisschrader I don't disagree with you. But you don't have to do that if you have starting ...
10 days ago Starting Boxes
@chrisschrader Chris, I don't understand your post. What are you trying to say?
12 days ago Starting Boxes
Can someone tell me why some big races don't have starting boxes? Kids/parents shouldn't have to ...
4 months ago SUMMER MILEAGE
@dr_rob I've been going by time since being introduced to Daniels as a sophomore in college. I l...
4 months ago SUMMER MILEAGE
[quote=chrisschrader]Robert Our guys mileage by industry standards is pretty low. There are 91 d...
4 months ago SUMMER MILEAGE
[quote=chrisschrader]What is considered the norm for summer mileage for a junior or senior with 4...
5 months ago 2017 Plano ISD XC Invitational
2017 Plano ISD Invitational Cross Country Meet Meet Information Date: Saturday, August 26,...
9 months ago A Parent's Guide To The Recruiting Process - Article
http://www.milesplit.com/articles/199585 This is one of the best articles I've seen on recrui...
9 months ago Distance Summit
I'm surprised Hoka didn't sell at cost or give a discount. When I was at USTFCCCA convention a c...
11 months ago MEET SCHEDULE AT REGION 2
@chrisschrader Start at 8:00 AM 5A Girls 5K - 8:00 5A Boys 5K - 8:30 6A Girls 5K - 9:00 ...
1 year ago Teaching Load for HD CC Coaches
The bookend periods are really interesting. How prevalent is this across the state? 6A 1st X...
1 year ago Course Measurement
I would like to open up a discussion on course measurement. How do y'all do it? With the di...
1 year ago Attendance Policy
I've got a couple of soccer girls in cross country, and 1-2 that come to track from soccer in the...
1 year ago Attendance Policy
[quote=Aggietom]Here is what happens where I'm at... Athletes learn right and wrong. They wat...
1 year ago Lovejoy Fall XC Festival
I know there won't be any trouble gaining interest for this meet, but this is a GREAT meet. The ...
1 year ago Keshun Reed
He was their anchor on the 4x4. Split 45.8 and almost ran down Tascosa and ended up getting 4th....
1 year ago Wind gage reading
Finish in the top two and don't worry about time - or they should just take the top 4 from each h...
1 year ago REGIONAL 800
NCAA does preliminary heats and then 1/lane for finals - so that does not make any sense.
1 year ago REGIONAL 800
If you keep it 16, put 2 in a lane and seed it to where 1-16, 2-15, 3-14, 4-13, etc. We had tw...
1 year ago Thoughts on skipping district and go straight to the area meet???
I've got two girls that advanced from district to area and will be going to regional meet because...
1 year ago Why is there such a sprint vs distance imbalance in Texas HS Track & Field?
[quote=Aggietom]Typical closed-minded response to this would be: "Well, of course they want it...
1 year ago Does anyone out there think taking 5 days off before a 6-a district meet is to long ?
Give us more context. Magness wrote this great article, probably my favorite by him, about doi...
2 years ago College recruits
Yes and no. I think a lot of the big schools have their kids earmarked and who they are going to...
2 years ago College recruits
Sub 11 and Sub 22 is a good place to start. If outside of that, look at field events and the pot...
2 years ago Jesuit Relays(top 26 boys running under 11 seconds?)
[quote=dr_rob]RE: "top 26 boys running under 11 seconds," at Jesuit-Sheaner Relays: In all st...
2 years ago Jesuit Relays(top 26 boys running under 11 seconds?)
[quote=Aggietom]A lot of tracks aren't marked with a flipped 200m finish the same way they are wi...
2 years ago Jesuit Relays(top 26 boys running under 11 seconds?)
[quote=BigBuffallo]Both 5a and 6a boys 100m had about 50 kids running under 11 with many under 10...
2 years ago One head coach over both the girls and boys track programs?
Plano has head boys/girls coaches that are HC for both XC/Track. From what I've seen, head cross...
2 years ago Realignment 2016-18
Nice 5 hour drive for San Angelo Central to Tascosa. Glad the Garland schools are back togethe...
2 years ago Expanding Regional Qualifiers - Thoughts
@panhandlerunner If you have five individuals qualify from a team, they would be eligible for a t...
2 years ago Expanding Regional Qualifiers - Thoughts
I am a little bit more biased when it comes to this topic now that I coach in one of the toughest...
2 years ago Region 3200 start times
[quote=chrisschrader]@stickstickstick What I want to know is what other regions are doing for t...
2 years ago Region 3200 start times
http://lionathletics.com/documents/2014/4/7/2014_Region_II_3A_Schedule_and_Notes.pdf That's wh...
3 years ago Increased XC State Qualification Standards: Ballot Passed
"Today the UIL passed a ballot to add 4th qualifying team from regionals to state meet and top te...
3 years ago JUMPING UP AND DOWN LIKE A FLEA
I've seen sprinters do it as part of their pre-ritual to getting into blocks plenty of times - in...
4 years ago Robert Reed named Interim Coach at TAMU-Commerce
[quote=Aggietom] @stickstickstick I was just kidding. A lot of people tell me they liked the ...
4 years ago Robert Reed named Interim Coach at TAMU-Commerce
@Aggietom All I can do is shake my head and try to move on from that. It is crazy to think that ...
5 years ago Post-weight training Protein Recovery
Most literature will tell you 1.2-1.7 g/kg of body weight PER DAY, which translates roughly to be...
5 years ago Distance runners, summer track, and interval training (all thoughts welcome)
[b]Is a base phase really necessary in the summer?[/b] It depends on the athlete. If you have...
5 years ago State Meet Predictions - 5A
I made time adjustments for all of the courses except for region 3. I don't claim to be an exper...
5 years ago State Meet Predictions - 5A
Girls SL Carrol - 26 Woodlands - 51 Kingwood - 72 College Park - 103 Marcus - 155 Hebron ...
5 years ago State Meet Predictions - 5A
After regionals, I decided to start fiddling around with the 5A results and see what I could must...
5 years ago Region II Championships 2012
I've been thinking about this and I have an hypothesis. Most courses have the white line goi...
5 years ago ESPN Dyestat
[quote=Aggietom]@stickstickstick Your class up through roughly 2007 were the most frequent forum ...
5 years ago ESPN Dyestat
One of those "back in my day" moments... TxRunning and Dyestat used to be the two websites tha...
5 years ago State Meet Observations
Chris, here's some numbers in reference to your scoring comment. I wouldn't mind double scoring ...
5 years ago High School Track & Field Scoring System
[quote=Aggietom]Make the proposal. I think what you're going to find is that unless it is a DMR,...
5 years ago High School Track & Field Scoring System
[quote=Aggietom]A scoring proposal has been made this year: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 Relays are sti...