E69 | Kebba Tolbert: What To Do When Things Go Wrong

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Kebba Tolbert is in his tenth season as the women’s sprints/hurdles and horizontal jumps coach for Harvard University and ninth as associate head coach of the squad. He has coached multiple All-Americans and National Champions, including Gabby Thomas, who became the first Ivy League women's sprinter to win an indoor national championship in the 200m, setting a new collegiate record with her 22.38 mark. Tolbert has won the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Northeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year multiple times. A graduate of Colby College where he earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy, Tolbert earned his Master of Arts degree in exercise science in 1996 from Smith.

Topics Discussed:

  1. The thin line between high level performance and health
  2. Differentiating discomfort from injury. The continuum between rehab and training.
  3. Kebba’s Plan A or training template during ideal circumstances
  4. Fine tuning a training plan and constructive self-reflection without panicking and overhauling everything when an athlete is injured
  5. Plan B and C options for acceleration, speed, and special endurance
  6. Strategic overreaching for injured athletes
  7. The training “rules” Kebba most often breaks
  8. Kebba’s upcoming webinars

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