Transitioning talented athletes from 800/400 to XC - 5k
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Transitioning talented athletes from 800/400 to XC - 5k

by daytondmb41 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:53 pm

Hey I'm new to the forum and have been using Tinman methodology over the last couple seasons with my JH and HS Girls XC/Track teams. We have a very talented Female 800/400 runner who is running XC for the first time this fall.

PR's
60.5 and 2:15.3 for 400/800 respectively as a sophomore. Recently ran a Time Trial during Conditioning for XC...warmer day, 13:00

My question:

how to Set a CV/TT pace for her, based off 400/800 she's far faster than her 3200 would suggest. 5:40 (based on 400/800 calculation) vs 6:50-7:00 based on 2 mile.

I'm assuming go based off the 2 mile, I'd assume her times should drop pretty quickly as she develops her aerobic capacity and threshold
further.

Obviously the strength/stamina work from Tinman will do wonders for her over the course of this season and fortunately she's out to conditioning workouts, now hopefully she's putting in the miles on the other days as well as prescribed....

welcome your thoughts/opinions, thank you!

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