Issues in Contemporary 400 Meter Training

by Bob Thurnhoffer
Issues in Contemporary 400 Meter Training


This course covers contemporary trends in 400m training. A lot of what's covered here are my own personal thoughts and biases. There are also ideas I've gathered from other coaches I hold in high esteem. Consider this as an entry point to think in greater detail about all the aspects involved in developing higher level performances in the 400m, but much of what's expressed here could be applied to training for any speed/power event. With nearly 3 hours of content, 25 pages of notes with commentary on actual microcycles from this fall and last fall, and downloadable powerpoint with videos, it's my sincere hope you get a lot out of this purchase. 


The Coach

Bob Thurnhoffer finished his first season at the University of New Mexico in historic fashion being crowned the 2022 Mountain Region Men's Outdoor Assistant Coach of the Year. During the outdoor season his group had six NCAA All-American’s, six NCAA Final Q’s, and nine NCAA Preliminary Round Q’s. At the Mountain West Conference Indoor and Outdoor Championships Thurnhoffer’s group accounted for nine Gold medals, six Silver’s, and two Bronze, with (16) All-MWC nods. His group made Mountain West Conference history with the 2nd fastest Outdoor 400m, 4th fastest Outdoor 400m, 4th fastest 400m Hurdles, 3rd fastest Outdoor 4x400m, 4th fastest Indoor 400m, and 3rd best Indoor Heptathlon in Conference history. In his first year at UNM his athlete’s set 110 personal bests, set four school records, put up over (30) UNM Top-10 performances, and broke two Veteran’s Memorial Stadium Records (Clovis, CA). Thurnhoffer had spent the last five seasons as the head coach at Loyola University Chicago, and the previous (18) seasons as Division I coach in Chicago. He specialized in sprints, jumps, hurdles, and throws during that time.

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Tons of great content which makes you think about what you're doing, when you're doing it, and what you hope to accomplish!

Jan 3, 23 11:22 AM

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Rating: (1)
Caterory: Track and Field/Sprinting
Bookings: 57
Videos: 22