What is it that seems to give some athletes an edge over others when it comes to sprinting? It seems like a simple enough action, but if speed is what you’re after, knowing how to angle your body, position your legs, and drive with your feet correctly will really separate the hares from the tortoises. So, while genetics can play a part of one’s potential, the good news is that with a few simple tweaks here and there and a little applied knowledge, you can learn to run faster than you’ve ever run before. Let our professional sprint coaches help you.
Lifestyle of a Sprinter
In everything we teach at St. Albert Mustangs Track we like to relate the skills you learn to your lifestyle – to make the benefits of what you experience on the track apply to the rest of your life as well. What you do on the track to win, can also be done in life to achieve success.
As a sprinter you are taught to visualize a race – visualize that you started out of the blocks first, that you lead the race, and finally that you won the race. Visualization is a powerful tool in track and can be the same in life. For example, you can use what you have learned in track about visualization as a student. You can visualize getting great marks, being the very best student you can be, or visualize that you are on the podium receiving your diploma (your ultimate medal in life). This can also apply later in life – when you go into a sales meeting you can visualize selling a product, or better yet, visualize that the product is sold.
By approaching our training this way, it is our hope that what you learn in track becomes a way of thinking, a lifestyle of success.
Typical Events: 100m, 200m, 400m, hurdles, relays