John Trautmann is assistant coach at HOKA ONE ONE New Jersey New York Track Club. An Olympian, and the record holder for the Masters indoor mile (45-50), John trained and raced himself back into shape, with the help of his former college coach, Frank Gagliano.
John Trautmann provides us some deep thoughts on hill training. Hill training is key for all track athletes, heck even throwers. Great stories of Al Feurbach and Mac Wilkins doing repeat 300 meter runs up hills! 1972 and 1976 Olympic gold at 5000m/10,000m trained almost exclusively before 1976 with 800 meter hlll repeats, due to his achilles trouble.
John Trautmann, like most coaches, absolutely loves what he does and it is obvious. We thank John Trautmann, Frank Gagliano and Tom Nohilly for their support and Mike McManus for setting this all up!
Video 14/34 is right below!