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by Texjd
Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Short Speed / Strides After a Time Trial??
Replies: 9
Views: 6193

Re: Short Speed / Strides After a Time Trial??

This is true, but I differentiate a time trial from a race. A race is 100% effort. A time trial is 98-99% effort. To me there is a difference. I also never do any extra workouts after a race.[/quote] Dilluh - I'd agree with your point. I was looking at it as a 100% effort and not a time trial. Very ...
by Texjd
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Short Speed / Strides After a Time Trial??
Replies: 9
Views: 6193

Re: Short Speed / Strides After a Time Trial??

Should a runner incorporate any short speed or strides following a 2400m time trial? I have not seen to much on this, but I would assume that, similar to a race, this might not be the right thing to do because of risk of injury. Thoughts? Josh, I'm curious what others might say about this, but I ha...
by Texjd
Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Burning pain in feet & lower leg
Replies: 18
Views: 12772

Re: Burning pain in feet & lower leg

Have you tried strengthening exercises for the lower leg and feet/ ankle? I can't say I've experienced burning sensations, but have had tib/ fib issues in the past. You also might want to look into flexibility of feet and ankles as lack of flexibility can cause issues with Lower leg. Tinman's book ...
by Texjd
Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Burning pain in feet & lower leg
Replies: 18
Views: 12772

Re: Burning pain in feet & lower leg

Have you tried strengthening exercises for the lower leg and feet/ ankle? I can't say I've experienced burning sensations, but have had tib/ fib issues in the past. You also might want to look into flexibility of feet and ankles as lack of flexibility can cause issues with Lower leg. Tinman's book m...
by Texjd
Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: "Any Talk"
Topic: Heart Rate Monitors
Replies: 5
Views: 11406

Re: Heart Rate Monitors

I've used Polar and Garmin HRM's in the past and I'm sure there are other companies which make a good product. I've never used a product which measures at the wrist. There are so many options out there that I'm sure you'll find one to meet your needs.
by Texjd
Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: "My Running"
Topic: Training Milestones
Replies: 3
Views: 9532

Re: Training Milestones

Very nice progress. It would be interesting to see what you'd do in a 10K or 10miler in the spring. Do you have any goals races upcoming?
by Texjd
Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Knee pain - ITBand?
Replies: 5
Views: 4073

Re: Knee pain - ITBand?

I would agree with the others, treat it as if ITBS until diagnosed otherwise. Look back through your running log to see what changes may have led to the issue so not to repeat. I've had two bouts with ITBS - 20 years ago and one year ago. Twenty years ago, it cleared up in 10 days. Last year, it too...
by Texjd
Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Base Training Feedback
Replies: 11
Views: 3270

Re: Base Training Feedback

I'd agree with BoilerTom and Dilluh in suggesting Tinman's help prior to your target race period. Even a month or two prior to your goal training period beginning. Stay away from the overtraining trap which you mentioned happening in your startup phase. I was a casualty in my younger years of overtr...
by Texjd
Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: dilluh at the Twin Cities Marathon
Replies: 22
Views: 4822

Re: dilluh at the Twin Cities Marathon

Dilluh, You posted a very good time. I saw several runners post the last 10k impacted them more than they anticipated. I respect the fact you went out in Austin during the summer to train as the hills and heat can be a brutal combination. I'm 35 miles south of you and do all I can to avoid the hills...
by Texjd
Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: It really works!!
Replies: 28
Views: 6251

Re: It really works!!

Personally, I think this is one reason why I run alone and stay away from "competitive" training. I didn't consider myself very fast, mid 35/10k, in comparison to those which I trained with and, like your prior running experience, I thought training faster would lead to big results. While the traini...
by Texjd
Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Tinman marathon build up
Replies: 17
Views: 5419

Re: Tinman marathon build up

Earlier in this thread I mentioned a runner I know who's been doing 20+ milers at moderate pace and then going out the next day for a glycogen depletion run which typically ends with him walking portions of it. Well, today he really bonked out and is suffering a bit of heat exhaustion with mild naus...
by Texjd
Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Law of Diminishing Returns
Replies: 43
Views: 9961

Re: Law of Diminishing Returns

I feel Dkggpeters makes a strong point or two. Years ago, an older runner I trained with a small bit followed a regimen during marathon training of incorporating 10-15% of his weekly mileage at or below projected marathon pace. In his 16 week marathon cycle, he would target 1000 miles and believed a...