We are BACK with Season 2 of the 1 Track Mind podcast! Our first guest this time around is Coach Ken Harnden, sprints & hurdles coach at the University of Tennessee. We talk about Ken's upbringing in Africa as well his athlete & coaching path. He is a 2x Olympian and 3x World Champs competitor and has now coached numerous NCAA champions, countless All-Americans and athletes who have gone on to shine on the international stage.
1:55 Background and upbringing in Zimbabwe
5:40 How did you get started with track?
8:00 Coming to the States and walking on at North Carolina?
10:30 Athletic development while in College
13:40 What was your ideal 400H pattern? How did you like to run your race?
16:00 Coaching Influences
19:40 Lessons, Perspectives & Impressions from your Pro Career, Olympics & World Champs
23:05 When did you decide you wanted to coach and how did that transition come about?
26:50 What is your 400H philosophy?
31:20 Evolving Stride Patterns in the 400H
36:20 Impressions of the evolution of the 400H race?
46:10 Talk to us about Walter Dix and Ngoni Makusha while at FSU. Those were some crazy talented individuals.
56:00 To conclude, give us a fun track story from your memory banks