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Old 02-20-2009, 05:51 AM   #1
Jay Cohen
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Default 400/800/1500/Shot/Discus

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.
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:55 AM   #2
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No advice but ill be rootin for ya big time!
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:04 AM   #3
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Thanks Liam, I'll need all the rootin you got.
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:14 AM   #4
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Check out danjohn.org...Dan's your man.
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:57 AM   #5
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Right on Jay, good to see you around here. Nothing really to add, but I'll be pulling for you too.
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:58 AM   #6
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Craig;

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

Thanks Derek.

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Old 02-20-2009, 10:59 AM   #7
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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.

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Old 02-20-2009, 11:34 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 02-20-2009, 01:26 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 02-20-2009, 02:12 PM   #10
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Jay, that IOL bash at Dan's school will be a blast. I expect to attend.
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