PeterMichaelson wrote:Sorry, you answered the second question in your post!
How much CV work are you doing in a workout?
What is your 5000 time?
PeterMichaelson wrote:As the great philosopher Frank Zappa said, "You are what you is" so as a middle-distance guy, you are always going to be better at short stuff. As for competition opportunities, USATF Masters competition starts at 30, so you could run in the championship in Spokane this year. Have you tried entering local college meets through DirectAthletics? Some will allow post-collegiate runners and 2:05 will be competitive in many of these meets.
fasterthanslow wrote:You list your PRs, but can you list your current times by race distance (other than the 5k)?
fasterthanslow wrote:It appears you are continuing to improve, from your recent PRs. A couple of questions/thoughts:
1) How fast can you race a 200m? I think if you are significantly faster than 26 seconds, you should probably focus on improving your aerobic ability. Tom once wrote about high volume 200's at about 2400m-3k race pace (for you), with shorter rests as a way to help bridge the gap between 200m/400m/800m races. If you can't run much faster than 26 seconds but you feel like you are an explosive athlete, you may want to try some shorter all-out reps (hills and flats) with full-recovery to improve your overall power and coordination at high speeds. Which leads me to....
2) What event is your event focus? If you want to race the 400m/800m/1-mile competitively you need the short/fast work on the hills, regardless. If you want to improve your half marathon (by comparison), obviously you need much less pure speed/power work.
I hope others chime in, too. I find this topic interesting.
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