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by Barney
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Simulator Workout
Replies: 1
Views: 1071

Simulator Workout

I coach a talented female athlete that would like to qualify for New Balance in 2 mile. She is close to the 10:48 standard according to her 5k XC times. Indoor meets are few and far between for us and a target meet in mid January isn't going to work out, but I'd like a nice hard effort. I know that ...
by Barney
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Indoor/Outdoor Track Question
Replies: 1
Views: 1052

Indoor/Outdoor Track Question

I have a HS track athlete who just finished her XC season last week at Footlocker. She finished top 5 in state and had good placing at Footlocker. I've mandated two weeks off, which she is ready for. There are a few indoor meets in Feb that, of course, she'd like to run and do well in. In being a re...
by Barney
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Stress fracture?
Replies: 1
Views: 1461

Re: Stress fracture?

Not sure if you've gotten diagnosis or if injury has gotten better. I coached a HS athlete who was diagnosed with stress reaction, which from what I understand really isn't a diagnosis. She was out 5 weeks, but her soreness on shin was on the inside and it was a certain nickel size spot that was sor...
by Barney
Sun May 20, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Icing/Racing in hot temps
Replies: 0
Views: 1944

Icing/Racing in hot temps

I have several athletes racing in the State Championships this coming week here in the South. As very hot (89F) temps are expected with high humidity, I was wondering if anyone had any information on the benefits (psychological or performance) as to icing your neck prior to racing.

Thanks
by Barney
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Big Jump in Paces
Replies: 2
Views: 1911

Re: Big Jump in Paces

Thanks, she did run the 3200m later in the meet and ran 11:15, again, by herself. She is more of a speedster so, for now, I think the paces for 3200m are a accurate (CV based on 1600m=5:40 to 5:47 and 3200m=5:58 to 6:06).
by Barney
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Big Jump in Paces
Replies: 2
Views: 1911

Big Jump in Paces

I have a female HS athlete who went from 5:18.7 (05/2017) to 5:04.3 (03/2018). Of course, the adjustments from the pacing charts increased greatly. We've done one workout (CV) at new paces, but she seemed to struggle a bit and it seemed harder than actual CV pace should be. Should I re-adjust the pa...
by Barney
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Advice for training paces
Replies: 6
Views: 5025

Advice for training paces

I have a limited coaching background, but more with emphasis on half marathon and up. I will be coaching a group of distance athletes at our local high school (800m to 3200m). One of the athletes has a chance to be a state contender in the 800m. Last year she opened up with a 2:18 (indoors), but nev...
by Barney
Fri May 27, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Marathon Training in Summer
Replies: 3
Views: 5066

Re: Marathon Training in Summer

Thanks for the post. I will try that. I have a flexible schedule and may schedule long runs around any cold fronts that move in :D . The treadmill may become a good friend and I may split long runs (1/2 on roads and 1/2 on treadmill). Thanks again.
by Barney
Thu May 26, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Marathon Training in Summer
Replies: 3
Views: 5066

Marathon Training in Summer

All, I'm looking for advice regarding training for a marathon (in the South) over the summer. I know, not the brightest idea, but I've found a last chance qualifier on 09/10. I've BQed a number of times before and ran Boston in 2015. I thought the "been there - done that" attitude was enough and I w...
by Barney
Sat May 02, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Boston Marathon
Replies: 8
Views: 3657

Re: Boston Marathon

I ran my first Boston on 4/20/15. I had qualified a number of other times, but said that I wouldn't go without my wife. She qualified on her first attempt (ugh!). Going into the race, my training had gone great with only a few small hiccups. Honestly, I wasn't in sub 3 shape, but thought that I coul...
by Barney
Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Seeking Advice...
Replies: 4
Views: 3351

Re: Seeking Advice...

Thanks, Tom. 2 hours ago, I had decided to race it, but after reading your response, I have chosen to not race it, as Boston is my main goal. The $75.00 entry fee may have also factored it! ;D
by Barney
Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Seeking Advice...
Replies: 4
Views: 3351

Re: Seeking Advice...

Tinman, do you think that if I race the HM, it won't allow for ample recovery before the marathon?
by Barney
Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Seeking Advice...
Replies: 4
Views: 3351

Seeking Advice...

I will be running the Boston marathon on April 20, 2015. I am in the "meat" of my training now and over the past 6 weeks or so, I have raced a 4 miler (PR), a 10k (solid time and quite happy), and a HM. I didn't run near as well in the HM, but, I feel, that was due to rain and temps around 61F. 61F ...
by Barney
Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Insertional Achilles Tendinitis - Help Please
Replies: 26
Views: 6372

Re: Insertional Achilles Tendinitis - Help Please

I simply trimmed that small portion off with some scissors.
by Barney
Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Insertional Achilles Tendinitis - Help Please
Replies: 26
Views: 6372

Re: Insertional Achilles Tendinitis - Help Please

The rear of the shoe that holds your heel and is located near the achilles.