Jimson Lee is an accomplished masters track and field athlete, coach, and founder of the website speedendurance.com, based out of London, U.K. He brings more than 25 years of competitive experience to the table, including 10 years as a masters athlete (35+). Coach Lee was a two-time MVP at McGill University. He is a World Regional Masters double Gold Medalist and Canadian Masters Championships double Gold Medalist for both 200m and 400m (2000). Jimson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology from McGill.
Coach Lee talks about his competitive background and his transition from a younger jumper to an accomplished masters-level sprinter. He goes in-depth on various training methods and modalities to use to overcome the challenges that athletes encounter as they age. Lee discusses his philosophies on training 400-meter athletes. He also gives his thoughts and impressions on what he has learned about the short-to-long versus the long-to-short methods of training track athletes.
In this podcast, Coach Jimson Lee discusses with Joel:
- How to train masters athletes in comparison to younger athletes.
- His thoughts on protocols after a personal record performance.
- The current state of track and field and what can be done to save the sport.
- His thoughts on training for top speed in the 400-meter run.
Coach Lee wrote the article “Jamaican Sprint Success: Thanks to an American?” for SimpliFaster.
Podcast total run time is 49:38.
Keywords: Masters, sprinting, 400m, short-to-long, recovery