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Jay Cohen
02-20-2009, 04:51 AM
I plan to compete in the PA Senior Games in July, held in York PA. Iím going to give the 400/800/1500/Shot/Discus a solid try. If I can place in the top three spots in any category, it qualifies me for the 2010 National Games.

I plan to be working with a Throwing coach next month, but wonder if anyone has suggestions for training exercises.

I feel pretty confident that the basic SS program will/has served me well and I should be in good basic shape when practice starts outside, but Iím open(and welcome) any and all suggestions.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Liam Dougherty Springer
02-20-2009, 06:55 AM
No advice but ill be rootin for ya big time!

Jay Cohen
02-20-2009, 08:04 AM
Thanks Liam, I'll need all the rootin you got.

Craig Brown
02-20-2009, 08:14 AM
Check out danjohn.org...Dan's your man.

Derek Weaver
02-20-2009, 08:57 AM
Right on Jay, good to see you around here. Nothing really to add, but I'll be pulling for you too.

Jay Cohen
02-20-2009, 08:58 AM
Craig;

Good suggestion, as I follow Dan's blog. I'll cross post my question over there.

Thanks Derek.

Jay

Craig Brown
02-20-2009, 09:59 AM
Jay, Dan's got his own forum over at IronOnline (davedraper.com) as well, with a lot of his throwers on board. Good stuff and an article archive.

Craig

Jay Cohen
02-20-2009, 10:34 AM
Jay, Dan's got his own forum over at IronOnline (davedraper.com) as well, with a lot of his throwers on board. Good stuff and an article archive.

Craig

Yep, visit it daily and question has been posted.
Thanks again.
BTW, Dan is having a get together in June at his place. Not sure I can make as it conflicts with my race date, but it would be a good time.

Gant Grimes
02-20-2009, 12:26 PM
Good luck. That sounds like fun. I don't much care for the 800 and 1500 (I'd need a bike), but I have competed in the other events. Tweak your training to include the more explosive presses and dip-and-drive exercises. Of course DJ loves OHS for his throwers. And definitely get a coach for some instruction. Technique goes a long way in both events. I couldn't throw discus worth a damn, but I could put the shot well because of technique and explosiveness.

Craig Brown
02-20-2009, 01:12 PM
Jay, that IOL bash at Dan's school will be a blast. I expect to attend.

Jay Cohen
02-20-2009, 01:54 PM
Jay, that IOL bash at Dan's school will be a blast. I expect to attend.


I know, I know. Travel budget is tight, damn BBQ festivals, Scuba Diving gear, along with Fall dive trip, yada, yada, yada.

Liam Dougherty Springer
02-20-2009, 07:27 PM
I know, I know. Travel budget is tight, damn BBQ festivals, Scuba Diving gear, along with Fall dive trip, yada, yada, yada.

Yeah lifes tuff:rolleyes:

George Mounce
02-20-2009, 07:30 PM
That is awesome Jay, good luck. Where is the national event located, I may just show up to cheer you on!

Garrett Smith
02-20-2009, 10:20 PM
Pork. Squats.

What else does a guy like you need to win?

Jay Cohen
02-21-2009, 04:17 AM
That is awesome Jay, good luck. Where is the national event located, I may just show up to cheer you on!

George, the State games are in York PA! Not sure where the Nationals will be next year. Def will stop by the York factory for a tour and again, will have to drop some cash. Thanks for the offer of stopping by, I'll keep ya all posted on progress.

Garrett, so true. Here is where I'm eating lunch at today. http://blazinbillsribs.com/
w/f/s

Scott Kustes
02-23-2009, 09:47 AM
Good luck Jay! My first track meet is Friday March 6th, indoor shakedown meet. 55m, 200m, and 400m for me.

Gant Grimes
02-23-2009, 09:57 AM
FYI, VS is having a shoe sale.

http://www.vsathletics.com/

Jay Cohen
02-23-2009, 01:48 PM
FYI, VS is having a shoe sale.

http://www.vsathletics.com/

Thanks Gant, did get an email on that. I have Nike Gliders, but do need a good track running shoe.

Jay