Track and Field exercises

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    Jun 27, 2009 7:51 AM GMT
    My doctor just told me that my heart problem is under control and I can return to track after a 3 year retirement. lol, I started running 1 mile and walking a mile just to get back in the habit. Needless to say the body that I got from running the 300 and 100 meter hurdles is gone. What exercises can I do to get my body back and back in shape? Any advice would be appreciated. BY THE WAY...last night was the FIRST time i jumped a high hurdle in THREE years!!!! I still got it. thanks guys!!
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    Jul 02, 2009 4:52 AM GMT
    I'd consult with a coach. I'd think a hurdler would need lot's of plyometrics emphasizing turnover, and explosiveness. You might want to consider working with someone like an Exercise Physiologist or someone who has training in working with athletes with health issues. If you choose not to do so, transition slowly, and listen to your body. Don't get caught in the trap a lot of runners do where if they bomb, or start feeling ill. They keep going rather than giving their bodies the recuperation they need.

    Glad you're doing better and you're healthy enough to get back out there!
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    Jul 02, 2009 5:33 AM GMT
    thanks. I've been transitioning slowly back into the habit. Working with someone would be great, but I don't have access to a trainer or anyone like that. I rarely listened to my body before i was diagnosed with the condition, but now I have no choice. After I get back in the habit of running I'm going to east my way back into the gym.
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    Jul 02, 2009 6:05 AM GMT
    Hey bud, hit me up with an e-mail and I'll help you out. I've been a track coach for 16 years and was a 110HH & 400H in High School and a DI University. I can probably help you out quite a bit if you want.
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    Jul 02, 2009 6:51 AM GMT
    I was a hurdler and sprinter throughout highschool and I loved every minute of my training. I have a bunch stored away somewhere in my memory.

    The most grueling workout I can remember doing is a "ladder"...this is when you alternate (without rest) between an all-out sprint and a med pace jog. Start for 100m, then 200m, 300m, 400m, 800m, then work your way back down in the same increments.