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by Captainblood
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: performance decline, looking for training advice!
Replies: 2
Views: 1138

Re: performance decline, looking for training advice!

It's obvious you are overtraining. I am faster than you at all distances and your easy days would be my workouts. Basically you are not recovering between workouts and instead of becoming stronger and faster during the season you are becoming weaker and slower. Your body is unable to absorb the stim...
by Captainblood
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: What are the benefits of a 20+ mile long run?
Replies: 3
Views: 4036

What are the benefits of a 20+ mile long run?

During my marathon training I have felt great on some of my long run days and extended my long runs to 22-24 miles. A 24 mile long run still comes in under 3 hours and even with a 10-12 mile marathon paced tempo I am able to recover for my next hard workout a few days later. I know there is a lot of...
by Captainblood
Fri May 12, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Pre Marathon Training
Replies: 0
Views: 2623

Pre Marathon Training

I am considering doing my first marathon at the end of they year. If the target event is six months away and I just completed a long race this weekend...is the consensus that I should spend the next 6 to 8 weeks building my base and focusing on 10k training before transitioning to marathon training ...
by Captainblood
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Half Marathon Tapering
Replies: 10
Views: 8170

Re: Half Marathon Tapering

I jumped in a half marathon this weekend because the weather was ideal. Low 60s and mid 50 dewpoint with low wind. I am currently training for a longer race and didn't taper until a few days before the race. Despite running alone for 13 miles and 4 large bridge crossings i managed to PR by over a mi...
by Captainblood
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Half Marathon Tapering
Replies: 10
Views: 8170

Re: Half Marathon Tapering

Thanks, TChuck. I hate to factor in conditions and it was a hot and humid day, but I was surprised when a lot of runners 4 or 5 minutes slower than normal. That seems like an outrageous amount. Some of it might have been going out at normal pace as if it was cooler and then crashing because of a wea...
by Captainblood
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Half Marathon Tapering
Replies: 10
Views: 8170

Re: Half Marathon Tapering

I ran a half marathon yesterday and am happy with 1:25:30. I ran the same race last year in 1:24:41 in windy 60 degree weather. Yesterday it was 73 degrees at the start with 95% humidity. My plan was to aim at PR pace and hope I had gained enough fitness to overcome the heat and humidity. My plan wa...
by Captainblood
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Half Marathon Tapering
Replies: 10
Views: 8170

Re: Half Marathon Tapering

Part of the reduction in mileage is semantics since my weeks generally run Sunday through Saturday and my long run is on Saturday. Basically my Sunday half is my long run, but the way the week is setup I miss the long run on both sides of the week. My feeling has always been to run an hour easy on M...
by Captainblood
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Half Marathon Tapering
Replies: 10
Views: 8170

Re: Half Marathon Tapering

Part of the reduction in mileage is semantics since my weeks generally run Sunday through Saturday and my long run is on Saturday. Basically my Sunday half is my long run, but the way the week is setup I miss the long run on both sides of the week. My feeling has always been to run an hour easy on M...
by Captainblood
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Half Marathon Tapering
Replies: 10
Views: 8170

Half Marathon Tapering

I have a key half marathon in a week and a half and the training has gone great so far. I nailed my last 2 key workouts and am now heading into the home stretch. Saturday's workout was one I have geared my training for and one I have done in the past: 10k at calculator modeled HMP pace (not actual b...
by Captainblood
Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Half Marathon Training Plan
Replies: 5
Views: 3505

Re: Half Marathon Training Plan

The plan in general is sustainable. I use cutback weeks just to be safe generally or if I start to feel niggles. However, the amount of LT running is a question mark. My LT pace is about 7 seconds faster than HMP or 11 seconds slower than 10k. The volume and the rest were borrowed from Pfitz. I have...
by Captainblood
Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Half Marathon Training Plan
Replies: 5
Views: 3505

Half Marathon Training Plan

I have a half marathon in 7.5 weeks and was reading through a lot of the old Runzone forum posts to help out with some ideas with training. I did my first 2 half marathons this year (1:24 in 60 degrees and heavy winds & 1:26 in 73 degrees and humid). The first half I went out conservatively and the ...
by Captainblood
Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Leg strength and Form
Replies: 1
Views: 5049

Leg strength and Form

I am a very, very tall and lanky runner. My legs and arms are pencil thin. I have extremely long legs so I can shuffle along pretty fast. After seeing pictures and video of myself racing (my trail leg would flair out dramatically) I spent the last year strengthening my core and hips with pilates cla...
by Captainblood
Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Half Marathon SImulation
Replies: 10
Views: 8637

Re: Half Marathon SImulation

Thanks for the help. I always wonder about "running on tired legs." It's important to the marathon and I suppose it is important in the half as well. I have often done 9 easy miles and then 4 miles at HMP pace as a workout, but I have no idea if it is better to do 5 miles at HMP instead of running t...
by Captainblood
Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Half Marathon SImulation
Replies: 10
Views: 8637

Half Marathon SImulation

The 10 miles easy/10 miles marathon pace is a classic marathon workout. Being able to run on tired legs is a crucial aspect of the marathon. Is a similar workout important in the half marathon? I have seen 6 miles easy/6 miles half marathon pace as a half marathon simulation late in half marathon tr...
by Captainblood
Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Workouts Alternating Paces
Replies: 0
Views: 14572

Workouts Alternating Paces

I enjoy workouts that alternate paces. For some reason they seem easier to me than running at one pace and in my mind I have accomplished more. Example: 8k alternating kms @ Tinman Tempo and Threshold I run a 5k a little faster than 18:00 so for me this works out to be 6:31/mi + 6:11/mi. When I fini...