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by cav1979
Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: calf heart attack
Replies: 9
Views: 23186

Re: calf heart attack

I'd add that I never had issues until I got into college and had summer jobs where I sat most of the day. There's a reason why most high school kids do not have calf heart attacks. They have tightened up enough. Below are 2 versions of the hip flexor stretch that worked best for me. https://www.yout...
by cav1979
Sat Jul 18, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: calf heart attack
Replies: 9
Views: 23186

Re: calf heart attack

This is an extremely frustrating injury and seems to be common for male runners once they hit their 20's and on. Like BoilerTom I struggled with this injury for almost 10 years and saw numerous doctors, therapists, and specialists to no avail. I read the calf heart attack article a while back and it...
by cav1979
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: methodology for early morning workouts
Replies: 2
Views: 2543

Re: methodology for early morning workouts

I think you've answered your question. I do most of my running before work during the week, although I usually start running 40-60 minutes after waking up. I usually wake between 5:30 and 5:50, drive to work, and then start my run between 6:30 and 6:50. I am not a morning person, so it took me a whi...
by cav1979
Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Knee Injury (again and again), advice?
Replies: 15
Views: 9714

Re: Knee Injury (again and again), advice?

Hi Captainblood. You make some great points. Flexibility in the hip area is extremely important to staying healthy and running fast. Sitting has unfortunately ruined many, and it seems like people are just starting to wake up to this fact. I definitely am seeing more and more articles/blogs/etc. on ...
by cav1979
Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: "fast" running on hills vs flats
Replies: 7
Views: 8284

Re: "fast" running on hills vs flats

I can't say I have the same experience but I think you hit on something about doing strides in daily trainers. It also depends on what your daily trainers are. If I have to do any type of faster running (tempo, fartlek, strides, etc.), the heaviest thing I'll run in is Saucony Kinarvas. I'll often d...
by cav1979
Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Digestive Aids to Speed Metabolism
Replies: 3
Views: 4466

Re: Digestive Aids to Speed Metabolism

I was wondering if anyone else read the article. It's funny that you mention that supplement. I checked it on Amazon and realized it is almost identical to something that I already take. It's the NOW brand version. My naturopath recommended I take it with each meal to help digestion. It's more to ma...
by cav1979
Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Digestive Aids to Speed Metabolism
Replies: 3
Views: 4466

Digestive Aids to Speed Metabolism

Not sure if anyone has seen the today's Wall Street Journal article on Meb, but it talks a bit about his training and daily routine. It mentions that after a workout he takes a "digestive aid-commonly used among elite runner-to speed his metabolism and help him lose the 7 pounds he wants to drop bef...
by cav1979
Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Ice Baths - To Do or Not To Do - What are pros and cons?
Replies: 2
Views: 2553

Re: Ice Baths - To Do or Not To Do - What are pros and cons?

I believe a lot of the new research coming out is against ice baths and icing for general recovery. A few recent rehab and strength training books I've read spoke negatively about it. The basic idea is that inflammation is a good thing and is the body's process for healing. Icing may make you feel b...
by cav1979
Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Shoe Question
Replies: 14
Views: 7430

Re: Shoe Question

I will second runningwarehouse.com. You can order a bunch of shoes and send what you don't like back. They have free shipping and returns. They also have the shoefitr program on the detail page for each shoe. So you can compare each shoe to the Asics you wear. I used to run in the older Mizuno Rider...
by cav1979
Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: It really works!!
Replies: 28
Views: 13089

Re: It really works!!

I did a similar workout in college about 10 years ago. It was 5 x 1K with 400 very slow jog to recover (probably 2:30 minutes). I averaged 2:45 and ran the workout solo. I remember it being one of the hardest workouts of the season. At the time I was running 70-80 miles a week. I was also racing eve...
by cav1979
Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: choosing a marathon shoe
Replies: 13
Views: 7341

Re: choosing a marathon shoe

I'll second the Adidas Adizero Adios. I actually do a lot of my training in them. I haven't come across anything firmer than these.
by cav1979
Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Help With 1st Marathon
Replies: 9
Views: 5058

Re: Help With 1st Marathon

Thanks again dilluh. I would definitely say I am a natural endurance type. In you're opinion what is a good mileage or time to target for the easy long runs and should the distance vary by week? I plan to average 80-100 miles a week. Some weeks may be more, some may be less. I try and run by feel an...
by cav1979
Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Help With 1st Marathon
Replies: 9
Views: 5058

Re: Help With 1st Marathon

Thanks again for all the suggestions. I actually already preordered a copy of the book through Amazon. It's how I found out about this site. It was mentioned on Amazon. However, I thought the article was from 2006, so I thought there was an earlier book. I definitely plan on counting my long runs as...
by cav1979
Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Help With 1st Marathon
Replies: 9
Views: 5058

Re: Help With 1st Marathon

Thanks! That's a great resource. I like the idea of 2 big workouts a week, I may even stretch it out to 3 big workouts over a 2 week period. Since it's my first marathon, I'd actually like to go into it slightly undertrained if that's possible. The last thing I want to do is overtrain and end up wit...
by cav1979
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Help With 1st Marathon
Replies: 9
Views: 5058

Help With 1st Marathon

Hi Everyone. I loved to get help with a basic marathon plan for my first marathon in late November. I'll share some of my background first. Former collegiate runner with PRs of 24:17 (8k-road), 14:20 (5k-track), 3:54 (1500-track), 2:00 (800-track) all set in 2003 off of 70-90 miles a week and 2 work...