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Arkansas Track Completes SEC Sweep

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Y'all really do get into this track bobby_petrino.gif don't you?

Considering I ran track at a highly competitive level.... yes

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ESPN 8 the OCHO has marathon coverage of the NCAAs right now.

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Current projections have it this way.

1. LSU

2. Arkansas

2. Oregon

4. Florida

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Early morning coverage on espn3.

Regular coverage will resume on espnu today

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Excuse me... this is in Ark Sports. Not a Trash talk thread. Please follow the site guidelines.

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Considering I ran track at a highly competitive level.... yes

No kidding? I get into it during the Olympics. I had a couple buddies on the track team in high school. It's definitely an impressive sport to compete in, just not to follow.
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Through 6 of 21 finals completed, Arkansas women lead at NCAA outdoors with 26 points. Texas A&M 2nd with 16 points.

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No kidding? I get into it during the Olympics. I had a couple buddies on the track team in high school. It's definitely an impressive sport to compete in, just not to follow.

I was really competitive in the 1600 and 3200. I was never able to break the 4 min mile. My strongest event was the 2 mile. Getting my time to a sub 9 min mark in college.

I remember when I joined the Navy and went into boot camp, the 1st time we ran our practice PRT (1.5 miles) I did it in under 7 mins and all the RDC (Drill instructors) thought I had cheated the laser lap tracking tool.

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Is track like some of the other prep sports where those who recruit the best almost always win the most?

How much does development play a part at this stage?

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Is track like some of the other prep sports where those who recruit the best almost always win the most?

How much does development play a part at this stage?

IMO you can develop certain track athletes more than others. For instance, long distance running is about endurance and pace. If you get a raw athlete that doesn't understand pace, how important drafting is, if they are a "kick runner" or not (EVERY LDR thinks they are, very few are) you can take that and tweak his/her abilities to be an elite competitor.

I know technique is big in field events such as long jump, high jump, triple jump, pole vault, and the strength events like discus/hammer. You can take Eddie Hall (World Strongest Man) and he can't throw a shot put farther than an Olympic athlete.

That being said, no matter the training and dedication to, I would have never had the raw ability needed to become a 100 or 200m sprinter.

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After Saturday mourning swim practices, one of my coaches used to make us go run the mile and two mile at the high school track meets.

I won the 2 a couple times and finished last in the 400.

I was a snob so I never ran the 400 or 800 again.

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Day 2 in the books. Women have 6 out of 21 events complete while men have 7 of 21.

As Jacob mentioned earlier, Ark women leading the way over A&M. Other SEC schools current standings/points:

UGA - 3rd / 13

Florida - 5th /11

Ole Miss - t6th / 10

Bama - t8th / 8

Tenner - t22nd/ 4

LSU - t26th/3

Mizzou - t33rd / 1

SEC Men are also having a strong showing. Current standings/points:

A&M 2nd / 18

Ark 3rd / 16

Tenner t5th / 10

MSU t5th / 10

UF t5th / 10

UGA t13th / 8

Ken t32nd / 3

USC t37th / 2

OM t39th / 1

Men's events wrap up today.

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After Saturday mourning swim practices, one of my coaches used to make us go run the mile and two mile at the high school track meets.

I won the 2 a couple times and finished last in the 400.

I had to do the 3200 - relay once. Pretty much running a 800M... I got destroyed. LOL

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I had to do the 3200 - relay once. Pretty much running a 800M... I got destroyed. LOL

I think running track is why I still hate cardio to this day.

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I think running track is why I still hate cardio to this day.

I know your feels on that one. During my comp prep, I had to do fasted morning cardio. After about a week of trying different ones, I figured out I burn more calories walking up and down the stairs in my house for 30 mins than I do running (7 min mile pace) for 30 mins.

So my ass started walking them stairs every morning. HAHA

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Then it comes down to building a team and strategy to win team events.

McDonnell initially made Arkansas a perennial power by recruiting internationally and dominating the distance events.

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I think running track is why I still hate cardio to this day.

Same here but from baseball. We ran, ran and ran some more. And after that we ran. I hate it.

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I know your feels on that one. During my comp prep, I had to do fasted morning cardio. After about a week of trying different ones, I figured out I burn more calories walking up and down the stairs in my house for 30 mins than I do running (7 min mile pace) for 30 mins.

So my ass started walking them stairs every morning. HAHA

This. Instead of doing exactly what you mentioned, I put on something on the dvr and set the treadmill incline to intervals. Can burn more calories at a decent paced walk for 30 minutes than running 3 miles

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I only did it a handful of times and never trained for it.

I would probably just bitch out if I had ever had to actually practice.

I don't know how people do it, much less enjoy it.

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No one got or liked the dodgeball reference?

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We got it Smokey.... it just wasn't funny.

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