HMMR Podcast Episode 306: Under the armour (with Carrie Lane)

The worlds of throwing and endurance have a lot of differences, as well as many surprising similarities. Carrie Lane spent coaches world-class throwers before turning her attention to building stronger and faster endurance athletes. On this week’s podcast she joins us to discuss the different planning challenges presented by both populations, the balance of sprint training for non-sprinters, the influence of Bondarchuk on her programming, and the value of climbing.

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Carrie Lane is the Director of Strength and Speed Development for the Under Armour Mission Run Baltimore Teams. Previously to that she worked for much of her career as a collegiate track and field coach in both the thrower and running events, with stints at the Universities of Wyoming, Nebraska, Virginia, and several other schools. She is also a leading educator, contributing to USTFCCCA several course.

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Key quotes and topics

  • 0:00 – Introduction.
  • 2:15 – The role of strength and conditioning for endurance athletes: “The best injury preventer for distance runners is doing strength training that taught them how to apply force.””Even though the research isn’t there, I still believe that we need to use the weight room to give distance runners variety of movement.”
  • 5:45 – Examples of force production.
  • 8:00 – The art of the superset.
  • 12:15 – Sprinting for throwers.
  • 19:45 – Finding consistency.
  • 23:15 – Periodization.
  • 27:30 – Effort and finding the maximum: “Endurance athletes need to learn how to summon large bouts of effort. They don’t understand that as well because they they’re not put in those situations where they have to produce the highest possible effort that their body can output in a incredibly short amount of time.”
  • 30:00 – The Bondarchuk influence and finding balance.
  • 33:00 – Climbing: “Climbing has problem solving in every form. To me that’s the value for kids that teaches kids how to figure out their own problem, no one else can do that for them on the way up.”
  • 39:03 – Climbing as training.

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