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Articles By Tony Veney: Co-Chair USATF Women's Sprint Development.

Getting It Done In The Zone
Article By Tony Veney: Co-Chair USATF Women's Sprint Development

Your palms are sweating, your heart is pounding and you feel as if you're going to jump out of your skin. No, your lotto numbers didn't come in. Ed McMahon and Dick Clark have not driven up to your house to give you the 10 million. And, no, this is not an IRS audit. It's mere moments before a track and field starter sends off the 4x100 meter relay. This one event has caused more collective anxiety than all the individual sprint races combined, because of the fine line between a great race, a slow race or a DNF (did not finish). The sprint relay gives the coach the "Penthouse to the Outhouse" (and vice versa) experience because no matter how hard you've practiced, the unexpected seems to be the order of the day.

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