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by FTIR
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Winter Training
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: Winter Training

Getting sick and then trying to race is really hard to coach over the web. Exactly what your sickness involved, how much sleep/nutrition you get when and lots of other variables go into the optimal answer. There are lots of examples where a week or two after a short sickness, you actually race bette...
by FTIR
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Winter Training
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: Winter Training

OK, that makes sense in terms of footlocker.
Feel free as you figure out your training this fall/winter to post what you plan to do.
I should be able to comment or better post links to Tinman's comments on similar issues.
Good luck
by FTIR
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Winter Training
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: Winter Training

Can you explain why you are running footlocker, given that you have reset your training? Can you explain why you didn't mention running footlocker in your original post? Wouldn't you think that running footlocker would matter to when you should start with workouts? Coaching yourself all winter inclu...
by FTIR
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Winter Training
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: Winter Training

After two weeks of that schedule, it's time to add workouts with the correct paces, right away, unless indoor track season is going to start really soon. Notice I did not say hard workouts, I did not say even full correct Tinman workouts, just workouts that include stamina paces, as well as hills, a...
by FTIR
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Running again after long break, need advice to my weekly schedule
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Running again after long break, need advice to my weekly schedule

Tom's focus on hills deals with the power aspects of running. I think the need to lift weights has more to do with the rest of your life rather than your training to run fast. As you go through your late 40s, things you could get away with in your 30s won't be possible anymore. If you have an office...
by FTIR
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Running again after long break, need advice to my weekly schedule
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Running again after long break, need advice to my weekly schedule

From Tom in 2008 on here: "Training Tips for Masters Runners Below are training tips I’ve learned from coaching successful master’s runners, such as Jim Howe (18s for 5k and 38s for 10k races at age 62), Lloyd Hansen, Paul Fendler, Bill Lord, Larry Jones, and Andrew Duncan (2nd in the U.S. Master’s ...
by FTIR
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Overtraining/overreaching or just improving?
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Overtraining/overreaching or just improving?

You are far from alone in building these deficits. From the same thread in 2014 "For me the tricky thing when I started with Tinman was that he almost cut my mileage in half. So from running 100-120 km per week (overtraining), I started out at 5 hours in end of May/beginning of June, and have worked...
by FTIR
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Overtraining/overreaching or just improving?
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Overtraining/overreaching or just improving?

You are almost certainly over training. The question is do you want to win the battle you are describing or the war? You can do better in the battle in many ways. I would look first at either eating slightly differently or accounting for the weather. But there are lots of other possibilities, depend...
by FTIR
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: 6 days a week vs 7 days a week for high school runners
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: 6 days a week vs 7 days a week for high school runners

It depends on how running and stress fit into your life, but before you optimize running, you need to optimize school. Are you taking hard classes? Are they hard enough so that you have to learn how to study for them early and often, or is cramming getting the job done? If you haven't learned how to...
by FTIR
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Complex training
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: Complex training

I know the web in 2019 is all about posting questions and getting quick answers rather than poking around and reading all the wonderful things that have already been posted. But I encourage you to poke. Please start here: https://www.therunzone.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2339&p=13051&hilit=elmira+high+...
by FTIR
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Lower mileage - but still effective?
Replies: 65
Views: 62363

Re: Lower mileage - but still effective?

There are many variables that come into the question of how fast you will be at the end of the season. They are pretty hard to list. From, what kind of a runner you are? If the 30-40 mpw in track gets you a 4:10 mile, that's quite different than if it only produces a 5:00. To, our HS championship co...
by FTIR
Thu May 02, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Back to back workouts
Replies: 3
Views: 1066

Re: Back to back workouts

Don't get too worried about "sound physiological reasons" for single workouts. If you are going to have several aerobic days to recover, the physiological part will get covered. Coaches do single workouts for lots of different reasons that are not physiological. There are psychological and schedulin...
by FTIR
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: fatigue, please help
Replies: 8
Views: 2127

Re: fatigue, please help

If you look under the "stuff" tab at the top of the page there is a good article about hydration. Back in 2010 Tom wrote: Friends at The Run Zone: Under the "Tinman Tools" tab you'll find an updated version of the Tinman Heat Index Chart. To read it: find the pace you ran at a given Heat Index (whic...
by FTIR
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: fatigue, please help
Replies: 8
Views: 2127

Re: fatigue, please help

Glad to hear things are heading in the right direction. My guess is that your daughter is approaching the point at 2-3 years of speed/VO2 training where it helps less. Tom describes it here. Even it you don't feel that your daughter has truly been trained that way, often the rigors of a HS racing sc...
by FTIR
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: fatigue, please help
Replies: 8
Views: 2127

Re: fatigue, please help

Finding a doctor who can treat an athlete is always challenging. Similarly, attempting to figure this out over the web just isn't enough. How do you know her iron/ferritin is fine? Is it fine for a sedentary person or fine compared to her levels when she was running really well? I think the glycogen...