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by runthe8
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Aerobic power vs. VO2 max
Replies: 1
Views: 2156

Re: Aerobic power vs. VO2 max

AP pace is about 95% of VO2 max pace. VO2 max paced workouts are harder to recover from than CV or AP workouts, because they are faster. I think Tom says that CV is the most "bang for your buck" if you are trying to build stamina, because you get most of the benefits of training at VO2 max pace but ...
by runthe8
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: 800m training
Replies: 7
Views: 5475

Re: 800m training

Volume would depend on the kid. My veteran kids would do 6-7x 600 at AP pace. YOunger ones might only do 5. The recovery is usually just 200 jog. Younger ones or the ones who aren't as fit might walk 50, jog 150. After the 600s my kids would do 3x 300 at 800 pace with slow 300 jog in between (or slo...
by runthe8
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: 800m training
Replies: 7
Views: 5475

Re: 800m training

I would not normally do CV reps prior to doing AP reps, unless I used a CV rep to ensure they are warmed up before beginning the AP reps. I would follow the AP reps with some faster race pace work, maybe a breakdown set of 300-200-100, with the 300 at 800 pace, 200 at 400 pace, 100 quick and relaxed...
by runthe8
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: 800m training
Replies: 7
Views: 5475

Re: 800m training

I would agree that too much LT training doesn't agree with athletes who are more skewed to the shorter events. And usually, these athletes hate tempo runs or LT runs, in my experience. My runners who are more 800 oriented prefer CV or Aerobic Power (from Tom's calculator) based stamina work, and I u...
by runthe8
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Late 5K race fatigue issues - High School Girl
Replies: 17
Views: 18552

Re: Late 5K race fatigue issues - High School Girl

This article might be of interest. There is also a linked checklist of symptoms that come from dysfunctional breathing patterns. This guy works with NOP athletes as well as U of O athletes, and I heard him speak at NXN this past weekend. Lots of good resources on his website also for strength and co...
by runthe8
Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: "Racing Talk"
Topic: Drew Hunter
Replies: 3
Views: 7577

Re: Drew Hunter

Kevin, I haven't really done any serious racing or training in a while. I just can't seem to focus on my own training while coaching my high school and youth teams. I jumped in an indoor mile last indoor season and ran 5:45, not great but not awful considering how little I was running. I also ran a ...
by runthe8
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: "Racing Talk"
Topic: Drew Hunter
Replies: 3
Views: 7577

Re: Drew Hunter

Kevin- Drew is looking for a low key, local race end of October and then will run a 5K race on Thanksgiving, probably in California. He is going to be spending November out in Boulder and Flagstaff.
by runthe8
Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: "Racing Talk"
Topic: Drew Hunter runs 3:58.25
Replies: 3
Views: 8489

Re: Drew Hunter runs 3:58.25

Thanks everyone! Glad you all were so confident while watching! We weren't...he looked pretty rough and felt bad the whole race! At 1200 meters, I thought, no way is he going to get this today. Thanks to good fitness (thanks, Tom!) and guts, he was able to suck it up and finish strong.
by runthe8
Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Drew Hunter's Mileage
Replies: 16
Views: 18918

Re: Drew Hunter's Mileage

Drew has worked quite a bit in the weight room in the last couple years, doing a combination of things, mostly to make him more durable and less likely to become injured, but he has also done some more traditional (and probably useless except for aesthetics!) lifting like bench press and biceps curl...
by runthe8
Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: "Racing Talk"
Topic: Tinman Runners Update
Replies: 104
Views: 127762

Re: Tinman Runners Update

OK, Tom...I won't share your skills with the world! As Tom said, our boys team did pretty well- we won the meet on the 6th man tie breaker. Despite Drew's finish, I was pretty disappointed that it appeared we had been CRUSHED by one of our local rivals, who had 4 boys under 16 minutes in the race. W...
by runthe8
Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Fundamental Training Question
Replies: 19
Views: 19694

Re: Fundamental Training Question

Why not think in 2 week cycles instead of weekly cycles? Then you could do 5 workouts in a 2 week period, and maybe even incorporate a "longish" run in there as well. Or make sure a couple of your harder workouts are quite long with big warm ups and cooldowns, and just forget about adding a longish ...
by runthe8
Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Cross-Training for Longevity
Replies: 11
Views: 11051

Re: Cross-Training for Longevity

As a 52 year old female, I am always wary of taking too much time off. I almost always get hurt after a lay off. If I am consistent and "keep the ball rolling" as Tom says, even if I have days where I only run for about 10 minutes (!) it helps me stay healthier. I am finding that just trying to run ...
by runthe8
Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Alternatives on a rainy day?
Replies: 8
Views: 5020

Re: Alternatives on a rainy day?

Monster walks are just a hip and glute exercise. You squat slightly, then take repeated lateral steps, keeping the feel parallel and only bringing them back to about shoulder width in the middle. Then you go the other direction. Works even better with an elastic band around the knees or ankles. You ...
by runthe8
Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Drew Hunter profiled on runwashington.com
Replies: 4
Views: 5383

Re: Drew Hunter profiled on runwashington.com

This was a very good article with only a few minor mistakes (unusual, trust me...) If anything, they didn't give Tom enough credit but I think that was because they interviewed me pretty early in the summer before Drew was into his summer build up. Tom is writing Drew's training this season, and pro...
by runthe8
Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Alternatives on a rainy day?
Replies: 8
Views: 5020

Re: Alternatives on a rainy day?

Had this happen again this week and did something else inside that worked well. We went in the wrestling room. I had about 48 kids total. I put the kids in groups around each circle on the mat (there were about 6 or 8 wrestling rings on the mat). We were in our socks. I had them do a series of bodyw...