Tyrone Edge is an elementary school physical education teacher, accomplished IAAF Level 5 sprints and hurdles coach, and the founder of “The World Speed Summit,” an online event featuring some of the world’s top speed coaches. Along with hosting this event, Coach Edge also coaches at of one of the Toronto area’s top track and field facilities, the Phoenix Athletic Club. He works with athletes from the youth to professional levels.
Coach Edge explains his philosophy on training in areas where the weather does not allow year-round outdoor practices. He covers the various training methods and modalities he employs to overcome the meteorological and environmental roadblocks presented when coaching in the North. Tyrone discusses the influences of Charlie Francis on his coaching philosophies and his thoughts on tempo training. He believes in using natural surfaces as much as possible and explains his opinions on the effect that running on real ground has on athletes.
In this podcast, Coach Tyrone Edge discusses with Joel:
- The short-to-long or long-to-short training methods debate and which method he prefers.
- The use of recovery methods, even for coaches on a budget.
- His ideas on the use of training camps and how to create that environment without leaving your own facility.
- How he uses his experience as a physical education teacher to incorporate those philosophies to make his athletes more well-rounded.
Coach Edge has also written two pieces for SimpliFaster: “7 Keys for a Successful Training Camp” and “World Speed Summit Preview: A Look at Kelly Starrett’s Deskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World.”
Podcast total run time is 51:23.
Keywords: Charlie Francis, long to short, environment, physical education, speed development