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by dilluh
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: 800m training
Replies: 7
Views: 5339

Re: 800m training

Not much to add besides 800m training and racing is fairly technical relative to longer events. This is mainly because it's the perfect "in between" distance where sprint meets endurance and thus you have many energy systems in play along with pure sprint ability. Knowing exactly what kind of runner...
by dilluh
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Alternative to all-moderate approach
Replies: 3
Views: 3113

Re: Alternative to all-moderate approach

My opinion is that you may need to back off on mileage (down to 40-45 mpw) for now. Also, get rid of the hard intervals. Stick with two less intense workouts per week. One should be a tempo run as Tinman defines it, and the other should be somewhere around LT or CV pace on the track - maybe 4-5k wor...
by dilluh
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Bare Minimum Mile Training
Replies: 3
Views: 2604

Re: Bare Minimum Mile Training

Sensible answer: There's not enough time, but literally any easy/moderate running, in some amount of consistent weekly volume will drop your mile time (and likely your weight). If it were me, and I wasn't trying to kill myself, I would do 2-4 easy runs/jogs per week. If it feels OK, do a set of 3-5...
by dilluh
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Advice for training paces
Replies: 6
Views: 4913

Re: Advice for training paces

Depends on the event being trained for. A 600m time trial really won't give you an accurate measure of a distance runner's current fitness.
by dilluh
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Advice for training paces
Replies: 6
Views: 4913

Re: Advice for training paces

I'd do a 2400m time trial at 98-99% effort. As even paced laps as possible and no kick into the finish.
by dilluh
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: New Tinman Training Videos
Replies: 5
Views: 9502

Re: New Tinman Training Videos

When I try to go on that webpage with the videos, bad things happen! Either a page comes up asking me to download the latest version of Flash (but I just downloaded and installed the latest version from Adobe) or an ominous page comes up telling me (in a computer generated voice) that my computer h...
by dilluh
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Tweaking 3-day rotation for 10k
Replies: 2
Views: 1631

Re: Tweaking 3-day rotation for 10k

I'd personally drop the moderate pace run in lieu of some fartlek. 'Shorter' bits at around 5k pace, 'longer' bits at LT-Tempo pace. Go by feel and don't push it to being a workout, keep the whole effort relaxed, and don't be afraid to bag it if not feeling fresh and just letting it be an easy run. ...
by dilluh
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Tinman training taking over!
Replies: 6
Views: 3817

Re: Tinman training taking over!

Fantastic result Tom! Are all of these athletes currently training with you (or using your methods)?

With respect to buyouts, did you notice the outcome of the Euro XC championships, particularly the Turkish team? ???
by dilluh
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Marathon Base Phase
Replies: 13
Views: 4072

Re: Marathon Base Phase

I will accept that the marathon is a bit of an outlier with respect to physiological/metabolic requirements, but I'll still stand behind the idea that multi-pace training which doesn't put too many eggs in one basket, even as one nears a key race, is efficient and effective.
by dilluh
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Marathon Base Phase
Replies: 13
Views: 4072

Re: Marathon Base Phase

6-8 weeks is a long time to not be doing substantial stamina work. That's all I'll say. Long tapers and/or specific training blocks leading up to the marathon hurt more marathon efforts than they help as I've witnessed from the experiences of 2:25 marathoners all the way to 3:45 marathoners. You can...
by dilluh
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Marathon Base Phase
Replies: 13
Views: 4072

Re: Marathon Base Phase

This is not to say CV could not be employed for marathon training - again, it depends on many factors. You could devise a reasonable marathon training plan that had no LT work, just CV work, as the faster than marathon pace workout. The marathon is a weird race - you need both high-end aerobic endu...
by dilluh
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Marathon Base Phase
Replies: 13
Views: 4072

Re: Marathon Base Phase

It depends on many factors. If we're talking about marathon training, LT reps can get to be a fairly high volume workout component near race date. As an example, 12 weeks from the marathon one might do 4x1200 @ LT. At 2 weeks from marathon, that workout might have progressed into a 2x3 mile or 1x5 m...
by dilluh
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Weight training and injury prevention
Replies: 2
Views: 1386

Re: Weight training and injury prevention

Unless a runner has a serious/diagnosed structural problem, running should not cause injury. In my own running, 95% of the time an injury occurs, it's because I did too much too soon. However, I think there is value in weight training for distance runners. Particularly squats, dead lifts, cleans and...
by dilluh
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Marathon Base Phase
Replies: 13
Views: 4072

Re: Marathon Base Phase

One should be able to do these things year 'round: (1) Multi-pace training (a workout faster than LT (CV), a workout slower than LT (tempo), easy runs, very easy runs, strides, hill sprints and fast 200s). "Pure base" phase schemes are a relatively inefficient method at increasing stamina. (2) Getti...
by dilluh
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Tinman's pacing for EZ/Very EZ paces "that day"
Replies: 5
Views: 3310

Re: Tinman's pacing for EZ/Very EZ paces "that day"

This is perhaps the second most common problem distance runners face when we feel we need to get better -- running our easy runs too fast. First place goes to doing inappropriate pace and/or volume during workouts. Remembering back to when Tom updated his website's running calculator years ago, I no...