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by dkggpeters
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Recovery Time from 1600 Meter Race
Replies: 3
Views: 2781

Re: Recovery Time from 1600 Meter Race

I think it depends on how your athlete's recovery ability is. If he is usually wiped out after a race for a few days then I would skip the session. If he recovers well then he should be ok. You can also tone it down if necessary. Just don't dig a hole. Error on the side of caution. Remember that rac...
by dkggpeters
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: calf heart attack
Replies: 9
Views: 18730

Re: calf heart attack

Calf strains are my nemesis. I had one occur miles into a Marathon is which I was in the greatest shape of my life and had zero issues or anything pointing to that it was possible through the entire training cycle. I have also had numerous strains in the past and after that. If caught early I could ...
by dkggpeters
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: The Oxygen Advantage
Replies: 1
Views: 2071

Re: The Oxygen Advantage

This is a gimmick and not worth your effort.
by dkggpeters
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Recovery Time from 1600 Meter Race
Replies: 3
Views: 2781

Re: Recovery Time from 1600 Meter Race

Check out his article "Recovery from Racing" posted in Articles and Charts. According to this it would be 4 days (3.7 days). On the Combo workout shouldn't be any more than a couple of days. http://www.therunzone.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=3223 Why exactly are you asking this question? For long term d...
by dkggpeters
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Tempo Runs vs Cruise Intervals
Replies: 9
Views: 9846

Re: Tempo Runs vs Cruise Intervals

Your tempo workout depends on the race you’re training for does it not? I remember back in the day I’d do these longer 8mile efforts at a hard pace that got harder, so marathon pace down to HM pace and even 10km pace for the last 1000m-mile. They were refreshingly hard and I responded well to them....
by dkggpeters
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Using Pool Running for Doubles ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2441

Re: Using Pool Running for Doubles ?

Has anyone tried using pool running as an AM session to replace a shakeout run ? I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts or, even better, experience on trying pool running as a double on easy day mornings? I was interested to try adding a 35-40mins AM pool running session before my PM run. If so...
by dkggpeters
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Heart rate on tempos and CV intervals?
Replies: 10
Views: 9149

Re: Heart rate on tempos and CV intervals?

Is it ever sound to adjust your training paces according to HR? What I mean is, say you for 3 weeks in a row on averages 82% in stead of 86% (that's actually 8-10 bpm) when running tempo (even in very windy conditions) could be a sign that I'm in better shape then I think? Also my last CV sessions ...
by dkggpeters
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: "Masters Talk"
Topic: 7 miles a day, 5 days a week, 16:XX 5K
Replies: 3
Views: 13053

Re: 7 miles a day, 5 days a week, 16:XX 5K

I would like to hear if any of you masters have had success with running only 5 days per week. I have gone through far too many injuries these past years. I am now over 50, and wonder if running 5 days a week with one big workout, one big long run, some other runs mixed in the other three days...th...
by dkggpeters
Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Fundamental Training Question
Replies: 19
Views: 19517

Re: Fundamental Training Question

Captainblood wrote: I don't mind long runs, but I rarely have time for them. My schedule is the main problem.
I doubt the schedule is the problem as you can find a way to fit in an extra 45 minutes to an hour vs your normal 70 minute runs. Just get up earlier or be on the road later. It is only one day a week.
by dkggpeters
Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Fundamental Training Question
Replies: 19
Views: 19517

Re: Fundamental Training Question

Unless you have stopped improving, you don't need to add more workouts or even a long run, just slowly up your tempo and CV paces. My guess is that you can't recover in less than 72 hours, not so much because you are 40 something (if I remember correctly) but more because you are not fast enough, Y...
by dkggpeters
Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Fundamental Training Question
Replies: 19
Views: 19517

Re: Fundamental Training Question

My recommendation would be to add a long run over trying to do more quality.
by dkggpeters
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Fundamental Training Question
Replies: 19
Views: 19517

Re: Fundamental Training Question

What is the purpose of your question? Do you feel that you are not recovering adequately with two quality sessions a week with the volume you are doing? Or do you feel like you could do more than the recommended maximums since you are adequately recovered?
by dkggpeters
Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: First Time Marathon Strategy
Replies: 5
Views: 5601

Re: First Time Marathon Strategy

I concur that you should try and just have fun on your first marathon. You have no way of knowing how you will react until you have raced a couple of them. On my first marathon, I went out with a lofty goal and the wheels came completely off. It was a death march for the last 8 miles and I hated eve...
by dkggpeters
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Cross-Training for Longevity
Replies: 11
Views: 10901

Re: Cross-Training for Longevity

I also feel that if things are not going right then don't force it. Every time that I forced training making it harder than it should have been, it has almost always come back and bitten me. Don't be afraid to reset if needed. I have had to do this a couple of times. I even had over this last summer...
by dkggpeters
Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Cross-Training for Longevity
Replies: 11
Views: 10901

Re: Cross-Training for Longevity

I don't schedule any extended down time. I will usually take the week off after a marathon or do very little running. Then I will easy my mileage back up over the next 4 to 6 weeks and do mainly easy running for the most part. I tend to notice that I usually feel worse if I don't do anything or keep...