About Me

Head Endurance Coach with the Central Florida Gliders Track & Cross Country Club since 2007. Private Running Coach.

CERTIFICATIONS: USATF Level 2 Endurance Events; USTFCCCA Track & Field Endurance Event Specialist (Level 2); USTFCCCA Track & Field Technical (Level 1); USATF Level1. 2016 candidate for USATF Level 3/IAAF Level 5 Endurance Events.

The Central Florida Gliders is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, that has seved Central Florida since 1989 and earned 65 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES:

4 USA Junior National Championships in Track & Field
11 USATF Individual National Championship Titles in Track & Field
5 USATF Outdoor Youth Championship Titles in Track & Field
1 Nike HS Indoor Track National Championship Title in Track & Field
10 AAU Individual National Championship Titles in Track & Field
15 AAU Individual National Club Championship Titles in Track & Field
1 AAU Team National Club Championship Title in Track & Field
10 AAU Individual National Championship Titles in Cross Country
7 AAU National Team Titles in Cross Country
1 USATF National Team Title in Cross Country

www.cfgliders.com
https://www.coachup.com/coaches/markr-19

Discussion Posts

Topic/Message
4 years ago DISTANCE AT STATE PREDICTIONS
[quote=jdpsu]@Coach80016003200 Mark- I think the Freshman, Klingenberg, will win her fair share o...
4 years ago DISTANCE AT STATE PREDICTIONS
4A) 800- Klingenberg 1600- Klingenberg 3200- Hertenstein
4 years ago Evaluating the way we line up runners for 4 x 400 handoffs
[quote=Skippy66]that's addressing 4 x 800, not 4 x 400. ________________________________ ...
5 years ago Course Measurement
[quote=Cliffhanger]I would rather "benchmark" known quantities.[/quote] @Cliffhanger While m...
5 years ago To dive or not to dive
Assuming it was deliberate, I was impressed with her presence of mind to do what was necessary to...
5 years ago Transgender Athletes....
Today's 800m semis had me investigating this matter a little more. Here are 2 excellent articles...
5 years ago Throwing Up While Running?
@CoachHoward Sounds like you've ruled out the usual culprits. I think it's time to see a spo...
5 years ago open track meet at wildwood high July 23.
@coacheppa There is no schedule of events and limited info on CoachO
5 years ago Transgender Athletes....
[quote=jason]It is more like the bathroom issue which is just created to get people upset over so...
5 years ago Distance Event Lane Assignments - FLYRA Middle School State Championship 2015
With the 2016 event less than 2 weeks away, I wanted to check if there will be any changes to the...
5 years ago Club Team Scoring - FLYRA Middle School State Championship 2015
With the 2016 event approaching, I just wanted to check if club team scoring will be the same as ...
5 years ago Improve Those HS Season PRs - 24th Annual Central Florida Gliders Spring Track Classic 2016
Didn't make it to the state meet? Here' a great meet to hit those PR goals before your HS season ...
5 years ago Last Chance FLYRA MS State Championship Qualifying Opportunity
Except for those competing in the HS state finals the following weekend, this is probably the las...
5 years ago Why is there such a sprint vs distance imbalance in Texas HS Track & Field?
@Aggietom Great analysis. Situation is even worse than I was thinking.
5 years ago Why is there such a sprint vs distance imbalance in Texas HS Track & Field?
As a recent transplant to the Houston area from Florida, I'm shocked at the stepchild treatment d...
5 years ago Coach for the summer
[quote=tderouen]Does anyone know of a coach or a club my high school aged daughter could run with...
6 years ago Tripling every week as a Freshman or Sophomore?
@jlafollette Agreed on the VO2max! A meet isn't generally the best venue for a VO2max workout, bu...
6 years ago Tripling every week as a Freshman or Sophomore?
What makes a workout great or ill advised isn't usually the workout itself, but the timing of it,...
6 years ago Tripling every week as a Freshman or Sophomore?
[quote=BConvey]jlafollette@phb1 At the FACA clinic Scott Christensen, who was the distance speake...
6 years ago how-have-floridas-top-senior-track-field-girls-progressed
Great stuff! A chart of these athletes' annual %improvement for each of the 3-4 years would be gr...
6 years ago Some Big Changes Coming to Public School Education and FHSAA Eligibility
Thanks for the summary!
6 years ago 5 Runners 4:15 - Boys 1600m 2016 District 16 6A
@runnersg Agreed!
6 years ago 5 Runners 4:15 - Boys 1600m 2016 District 16 6A
This has to be the best district meet in the country with 5 boys finishing in 4:15, but only 4 ad...
6 years ago Houston Area Timing Companies for MS and HS Meets?
@Eagles08 In Florida I'm used to being able to go to websites of the main timing companies for ...
6 years ago Houston Area Timing Companies for MS and HS Meets?
Can anyone provide the URLs for the major timing companies in the area? Thanks!
6 years ago (High?) Mileage programs
@BConvey Agreed! When you count everything like me or almost everything like you, 55 miles/w...
6 years ago (High?) Mileage programs
There is no doubt that "high" mileage done correctly works for kids in endurance events. It may ...
6 years ago The Central Florida Gliders Club Track & Field Program Runs Now - July
The Central Florida Gliders Track & Field program is open to boys and girls age division 9 and ol...
6 years ago Middle School State Qualifying Changes
Great move! So many athletic organizations focus on maximizing profits at the expense of the...
6 years ago 11 yr. old runs 16:31 5k
Young kids running regular 5K's is a big no no, so hopefully we'll never track those performances...
6 years ago 2016 Season Information from FHSAA
As an endurance running coach and spectator, I like the large block of endurance events with this...
6 years ago It's been 5 years
And it has sure grown since then to over 1100 athletes total this year. The Central Florida Glid...
6 years ago Short Course Week?
@CoachRaposo Thanks!!! That's a lot better than I would have predicted. Great pic!
6 years ago Gliders XC FLYRA MS Basic Qualifier October 24, 2015
Early registration ends tonight and fees go up tomorrow, so get you registrations in today. In ad...
6 years ago Short Course Week?
[quote=CoachRaposo]me being the only person to have actually wheeled it properly. [/quote] @Co...
6 years ago Florida Boys Distance Running
Kids today have a lot more distractions (many addictive) competing for their time than 10 - 20 ye...
6 years ago Short Course Week?
Most of us agree that the only legitimate comparison of XC times are those that occur in the same...
6 years ago Middle School Race Adjustment - Walt Disney World Cross Country Classic presented by New Balance
@erik How will unattached athletes be handled?
6 years ago Flashback Friday: Klingenberg Makes History AT USATF JOs
Thanks Todd!
6 years ago Flashback Friday: Klingenberg Makes History AT USATF JOs
This article was originally published in early August, but only contained 20% of what I submitted...
6 years ago XC rankings by time hurt kids and hurt our sport
[quote=jason]They are, however, rankings by definition... times being ranked in order.[/quote] @...
6 years ago Accurate XC Course Measurement and Database Integrity?
@erauxccoach That was the Trinity Prep B team.
6 years ago Accurate XC Course Measurement and Database Integrity?
@CoachRaposo Thanks! I'll read that one next. Great read, but I do find myself skeptical of...
6 years ago Astronaut Invitational 2015
My 2 cents. http://fl.milesplit.com/discussion/topics/135311
6 years ago Accurate XC Course Measurement and Database Integrity?
The recent Astronaut Invitational discussion got me thinking and reading. The best solution to...
6 years ago How do middle school coaches decide on what race to attend
How well a meet fits into my training plan/mesocycle is the most important factor. Fit is depend...
6 years ago How long should an established GIRL's long run be for XC by mid-season?
20% of the total weekly mileage but no longer than 90 minutes. Assuming this is the peak volum...
6 years ago Ashley Klingenberg Runs 1500m AT #1 for MS Girls in FL
It was an excellent performance from Ashley who dominated the last 300m with a little reserve in ...
6 years ago Daesha Rogers and Ashley Klingenberg FTW at AAU Club Nationals
[quote=jdpsu]@Coach80016003200 Any idea where Ashley will be heading to High School? If it's Wint...
6 years ago Daesha Rogers and Ashley Klingenberg FTW at AAU Club Nationals
@gibbonmr My sentiments exactly on Daesha. Great to see her pull through and back on top. W...