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by ultraman
Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:55 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: 50k and 50 miler training
Replies: 16
Views: 7252

Re: 50k and 50 miler training

What I normally do is about 8 weeks out from race, once a week a 17-20miler @ slightly faster than your intended race pace ie 10 to 15sec per mile/km faster.3 weeks before the race I do a last long run of 25miles@ intended race pace.It is all dependant on what you want to achieve.
by ultraman
Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: 50k and 50 miler training
Replies: 16
Views: 7252

Re: 50k and 50 miler training

A topic I enjoy very much as I have run 15 Comrades marathons and still trying to find that elusive recipe.Only problem it comes once a year and therefore you are another year older but in saying that a lot of the over 40s do excel at this distance.South Africa where I live is Comrades obsessed and ...
by ultraman
Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:35 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Training Tips for Master's Runners:
Replies: 35
Views: 18929

Re: Training Tips for Master's Runners:

Ditto dkggpeters.Ramping up my mileage does wonders but it only seems to allow me to hit a pace forever ie 7min/mile but my ability to hold 5km/8km at pace ie 6min/mile or faster is gone.Last year off 4 weeks of 100 miles I managed 3 marathons in 5 weeks in 3hrs02/3hrs05 and 3hrs11,but never broke 3...
by ultraman
Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Training Tips for Master's Runners:
Replies: 35
Views: 18929

Re: Training Tips for Master's Runners:

Sorry not to good at posting.I was quite interested in the 3 times workout.What pace would the 3x5mile preparation for marathon be run at and what would the rest be between each 5mile. :-[
by ultraman
Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Training Tips for Master's Runners:
Replies: 35
Views: 18929

Re: Training Tips for Master's Runners:

[quote="Tinman"] OG - Your comment about adding mileage is so very true! If more people would just do that; the results created would be awesome. Until runners pound it through their heads that running at least 1 hour per day is the best way to elevate performance, all the fancy workouts in the worl...
by ultraman
Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:27 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Long Runs
Replies: 17
Views: 6992

Re: Long Runs

This has always been a hotly debated topic.I have heard but not sure how true it is that after 3hrs of running you cannot improve more physiologically only psychologically.Coach Renato Canova believes in Long Runs Hard and has lots of reasons why but then he deals with elite.It is also said that if ...
by ultraman
Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Tinman, could you give me advice? My base phase strucutre.
Replies: 20
Views: 142419

Re: Tinman, could you give me advice? My base phase strucutre.

Hi there I have been reading through the forums and coming across valuable information.It is mentioned that many runners ran slower in workouts and faster in races.Is it not necessary to simulate race pace at some time before the event to know if you are capable of achieving it.This has always allud...
by ultraman
Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Wasting my time?
Replies: 7
Views: 3982

Re: Wasting my time?

Hi Coach I am interested to know where I might be going wrong.Throughout my running career I have achieved good results in high mileage weeks ie above 100miles especially in 5/10 and 21.1km yet only average over 42.2km and up,yet you would think the reverse should occur.Again this year although 15 y...
by ultraman
Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:41 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Intervals
Replies: 16
Views: 7193

Re: Intervals

Hi There With intervals I have always wondered which gets the better effect  a lot slower with short rest or a few faster with longer rests ie 6-8x400@sub 60 sec with 3 to 4 min rest or 20x400 @1min20 with 1min30sec rest.I see a lot of short and fast being advocated now.As we age apparently speed ne...
by ultraman
Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:25 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: The Marathon Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 8166

Re: The Marathon Thread

I have found that you as you get older interval work is 1)very tiring and 2)injury prone. I agree on the two big workouts especially the long run fast finishing and lots of MP pace and high weekly mileage.Recently have run back to back marathons on the 10/3/2013 in 3hrs02 and 24/3/2013 in 3hrs05. We...
by ultraman
Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:14 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Long Run with MP Miles
Replies: 11
Views: 5083

Re: Long Run with MP Miles

Hi New to the forum from South Africa where we are mileage driven. I am interested to know how this differs from a progression run/fast finishing long run? There seems to be a new trend amongst elites where you run some of your long runs hard,provided you have the aerobic base. I have heard that any...
by ultraman
Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:06 am
Forum: "Racing Talk"
Topic: Racing 20 to 26.2 back to back
Replies: 7
Views: 8726

Re: Racing 20 to 26.2 back to back

There is a term used a lot amongst elites and thats racing yourself into shape. It is well known that Kenyans run about 3-4weeks out 20-25milers at marathon pace at altitude simulating what they would do their marathon at.If the consistency/training is there you might be suprised how quickly you rec...
by ultraman
Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: "Racing Talk"
Topic: Racing 20 to 26.2 back to back
Replies: 7
Views: 8726

Re: Racing 20 to 26.2 back to back

My first time on the forum too and have adopted the same strategy but with a 30 miler 4 weeks out and ran a pb of 2hrs30, given a few years ago.Now about 7 years on i ran a marathon on the 10thFeb in 3hr02 and 24thFeb in 3hrs05 and have been severely criticised and warned about muscle damage and inj...