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by jbarts
Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Alternation Workouts for Specific Endurance - Opinions
Replies: 8
Views: 4596

Re: Alternation Workouts for Specific Endurance - Opinions

When it comes to Specific Endurance training for any race (5k-Marathon) one method that interests me is alternation workouts. example for 5k the following progression : 4mi of alternating 200m at 5k pace w/ 1400m at steady pace. 4mi of alternating 400 at 5k pace w/ 1200m at steady pace 4mi of alter...
by jbarts
Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Late 5K race fatigue issues - High School Girl
Replies: 17
Views: 18442

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

An athlete in our conference a few years ago had similar issues. Turned out she had a very small hole in the wall of her heart and not enough blood was getting where it needed to be at high intensities (or something like that). Might not hurt to have an EKG or similar test done. I don't know any det...
by jbarts
Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: CV training and speed work
Replies: 6
Views: 7415

Re: CV training and speed work

I can speak a little to speed work for a miler/two miler, both from my personal coaching plans for high schoolers and from working with TInman, who helped me with a runner I had who eventually ran 9:05/14:36 in high school after following Tom's plan. I've always based training for my high school stu...
by jbarts
Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Drew Hunter's Mileage
Replies: 16
Views: 18695

Re: Drew Hunter's Mileage

Tom,

Thanks for the information on Drew's training. It's easy to see that consistency huge here, and those of us who are familiar with your system know that your workload loads and progression enable that to happen.

Jeff
by jbarts
Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Congrats Drew, Tinman and Runthe8
Replies: 9
Views: 7007

Re: Congrats Drew, Tinman and Runthe8

Congrats to all! It's been exciting to follow Drew's progress. Looking forward to seeing more results during track!
by jbarts
Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Switch your training!
Replies: 8
Views: 5954

Re: Switch your training!

One approach I used involved targeting the principle of effective endurance-stamina and strength training for running instead of focusing on hitting target paces. My problem was varying fatigue - I had such a radically varying level of fatigue and strength that a tempo run one week could be 20 seco...
by jbarts
Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: calf heart attack
Replies: 9
Views: 18906

Re: calf heart attack

I've seen that article before, and I like it a lot. I've had multiple calf issues since college (graduated in 2008) and only in the last six months have I (apparently!) nixed the issue once and for all. It took a lot of time to figure things out, and the calf is a tricky muscle! Every now and then, ...
by jbarts
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: "Wave Fartlek Long Runs"
Replies: 9
Views: 8130

Re: "Wave Fartlek Long Runs"

On a personal note, I found wave fartleks to be effective in helping the high school kids I coach (especially girls...more on that later) learn how to manage pace changes. We followed a basic progression throughout the season, and every two weeks or so we'd substitute our usual tempo run for a wave ...
by jbarts
Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Brooks Track Meet live (Drew Hunter)
Replies: 13
Views: 18051

Re: Brooks Track Meet live (Drew Hunter)

Great race by Drew!
by jbarts
Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: High School Boys & Girls: Training Differences
Replies: 28
Views: 6911

Re: High School Boys & Girls: Training Differences

Hi Tom, Thanks for the quick response! I haven't had the same success with girls as I have with boys, although they do improve off of the same types of workouts, mainly CV repeats and Tinman tempo runs, and most of them PR. So, if I have a boy who runs 21 minutes for 5k, his CV pace is 4:19 per 1000...
by jbarts
Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: High School Boys & Girls: Training Differences
Replies: 28
Views: 6911

High School Boys & Girls: Training Differences

Hi Everyone, In your experience in coaching high school boys and girls, what general (or specific) training differences have you noticed, if any, between coaching them? In speaking with local coaches around here, viewpoints vary: one says he spends more time on strength work/injury prevention in the...
by jbarts
Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Similarities & Differences: CV, Tempo, Threshold Paces
Replies: 4
Views: 2667

Similarities & Differences: CV, Tempo, Threshold Paces

Hi Everyone, I've been basing the training for my high school student athletes on Tom's philosophy since I started coaching six years ago. In a nutshell, it works very well!! This past track season I had Tom put together workouts for my top runner, who performed very well at the National level. I wa...
by jbarts
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: HS girls XC training - scratching my head
Replies: 12
Views: 4468

Re: HS girls XC training - scratching my head

[quote="runthe8"] Drew always runs his CV work at the correct pace and never tried to run harder just because he could have. Same with his tempo runs.  Same with his easy runs. I think this is very unusual for motivated high school athletes- they always want to run harder, faster, and more and think...
by jbarts
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Sub-CV pace training ?
Replies: 4
Views: 3412

Re: Sub-CV pace training ?

[quote="runthe8"] Michigan- Drew and Ciara and all our runners do work faster than CV, usually after their cv reps as part of a combo workout. Early in the season, they mostly ran 200's at mile pace (current race pace, not goal pace ) afterwards. As the season progressed, the faster work became more...
by jbarts
Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: "Racing Talk"
Topic: Tinman Runners Update
Replies: 104
Views: 127076

Re: Tinman Runners Update

[quote="Tinman"] Coach Bartlett just told me that Matt, his top runner, ran 9:13 for a full 2-miles indoors this winter, not 9:16, so I updated the previous post. He told me some more. Matt is a senior, who has run for him throughout high school. Matt ran 4:36 last year in the 1600m. Therefore, his ...