Big Jump in Paces
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Barney
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Big Jump in Paces

by Barney » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:49 pm

I have a female HS athlete who went from 5:18.7 (05/2017) to 5:04.3 (03/2018). Of course, the adjustments from the pacing charts increased greatly. We've done one workout (CV) at new paces, but she seemed to struggle a bit and it seemed harder than actual CV pace should be. Should I re-adjust the paces slowly (somewhere between old and new paces)? Her new time really was unexpected and I suspect that she could even dip even lower as she wasn't pressed at all.

Thanks for any feedback.

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Re: Big Jump in Paces

by ThomasB » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:51 pm

Yes you should be conservative on her CV pace. Firstly because you should wait another reference time to assess precisely the level of your athlete and secondly because a mile race is not the best distance to calculate your CV pace (mile pace is a bit anaerobic, thus if your athlete has some anaerobic capacity, her mile pace will probably overestimate her CV pace). If your athlete is going to run a 3k or a 2 miles, it will gives you a much more precise estimation of her CV pace.

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Re: Big Jump in Paces

by Barney » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:06 pm

Thanks, she did run the 3200m later in the meet and ran 11:15, again, by herself. She is more of a speedster so, for now, I think the paces for 3200m are a accurate (CV based on 1600m=5:40 to 5:47 and 3200m=5:58 to 6:06).

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