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by distcoach
Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Thank you!
Replies: 2
Views: 1407

Re: Thank you!

Yes they will be running at Marquette (their older sister went there).  They both played football frosh/soph year before I finally convinced them to do cross as juniors.  Alec has always been ahead of the curve (1:56 as a frosh/ 4:28 - obvious aerobic development needed, then 1:56/4:19, 1:52/4:14/9:...
by distcoach
Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Thank you!
Replies: 2
Views: 1407

Thank you!

I've been a coach for the past 7 years at the high school level.  Initially, I started using the Daniels approach, and had some success - guys PR'd, got better, etc.  Four years ago, I got a pair of talented twins and have been doing research ever since on how to help them get better.  I have stuck ...
by distcoach
Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Flotrack WOW at Wisconsin
Replies: 3
Views: 1805

Re: Flotrack WOW at Wisconsin

I've got a couple runners being recruited by Mick, so I took special interest in this video.  It should be noted that this was done at the end of August during their yearly camp in Door County, so take that with a grain of salt.  For a lot of those guys, the tempo is probably slower than tinman temp...
by distcoach
Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: "My Running"
Topic: Running Times Training Article
Replies: 19
Views: 20413

Re: Running Times Training Article

So Stillwater has 3 guys that have run under 9:07 for 3200 this year... including a frosh that went 8:58 today at the state meet.  And a 1:54 guy.  Their team is insane, but they are completely dedicated to the program. 
by distcoach
Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Thoughts about doing small amounts of max speed before easy distance
Replies: 9
Views: 3888

Re: Thoughts about doing small amounts of max speed before easy distance

Runthe8, sounds likes you're reading up on Stillwater HS(Coach Christensen)'s training.  It's hard to argue with the results he's had.  I've added a few elements of his training to my guys, but I'm mainly focusing on aerobic development with them.  Most of my guys are multi-sport athletes so for the...
by distcoach
Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: "My Running"
Topic: Running Times Training Article
Replies: 19
Views: 20413

Re: Running Times Training Article

So I finally dug up the slides (sorry, busy with meets, practice, work, and anniversary this weekend!).  Here's the 9 day cycle that Coach Christensen uses for his 3200-5000 meter guys.  He doesn't include speed endurance.  Day 1 - VO2 max workout (Date Pace) Day 2 - Hills/Speed (Max Effort) Day 3 -...
by distcoach
Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: "My Running"
Topic: Running Times Training Article
Replies: 19
Views: 20413

Re: Running Times Training Article

And his training isn't 400's until you puke either.  He focuses on speed with proper rest.  Here's his 12 day cycle for his 800/1600 guys: Day 1 - VO2 Max workout Day 2 - Hills Day 3 - Long Run Day 4 - Special Endurance 1 Day 5 - Recovery Run Day 6 - Race Day 7 - Special Endurance 2 Day 8 - Tempo Ru...
by distcoach
Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: "My Running"
Topic: Running Times Training Article
Replies: 19
Views: 20413

Re: Running Times Training Article

I had the chance to listen to Scott Christensen talk this spring at the Wisconsin Track Coaches Clinic.  Very very knowledgable and bases all of his training on science.  Used to use more of a Lydiard approach until he decided to become a level 3 track coach and learned sprints.  He then took some o...
by distcoach
Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Workouts for beginners and/or untalented HS runners
Replies: 8
Views: 3425

Re: Workouts for beginners and/or untalented HS runners

I happen to be an assistant coach for the Cross team at our school in Wisconsin, but am the distance coach for the track team.  We've gotten up to 47 kids on our team last year (Cross).  The head coach likes his intervals, but when we break them up into groups, we might have 6 or 7 different groups ...