If you have been focused on distance running in high school and are looking to move up to the collegiate level of competition than the video "Becoming a Champion Distance Runner: Advanced Techniques & Training" with Doug Brown, former University of Florida Head Coach, can be one more tool you can use to progress to the next phase of your development. Coach Brown presents his information standing in front of a white board with notes already prepared with several cut away shots of collegiate athletes performing the concepts. With over a dozen topics presented, you will be given insights include topics such as basic philosophy, running logs, two-a-day workouts, visualization, warm up/cool down, two week training cycle, sample workouts, circuit training, race strategy, males vs. females, nutrition, cross training, road racing, shoes, a word to the parents, and injuries. Sample workouts and circuit training take 21 minutes of this hour long presentation and is some of the strongest material presented. The use of longer intervals, shorter intervals, distance, slow/fast, and hills are placed into a two week cycle that is broken down day for day with many examples. The circuit training schedule includes 15 steps that is repeated for a workout that lasts 30 to 45 minutes. Owen Anderson from "Running Research News" has developed these drills that are used in lieu of weight training to aid the endurance and strength aspects of the athlete. Quotes from Coach Brown: "A warm-up and cool-down should be part of every serious distance runners' daily regiment, especially when it comes to racing and interval workouts"; "I think in high school serious runners can get up to 70 to 80 miles a week when you are a junior or a senior and have been running for a couple of years or more"; "In a normal training cycle we go hard-easy-hard-easy. Your body needs to have a chance to recover and heal before you tear it down again because it is the tearing down and rebuilding process that's going to make you better"; "Things the college coach is going to be looking at, number one is academics. No matter how fast you are, if you don't qualify with the NCAA clearinghouse we can't sign you". To order this 2002 release visit ChampionshipProductions.com and request a videotape. A brief sample clip can also be downloaded from the site in order to get an even greater understanding of what you will be seeing, yet what you will find is information that is solid, tested, and is sure to provide you a greater ability to reach your fullest potential as an athlete or coach.