Search found 108 matches

by oro
Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: 5K Training: Three Stamina Runs Per Week - Too Much?
Replies: 13
Views: 15172

Re: 5K Training: Three Stamina Runs Per Week - Too Much?

If you're not improving I would say the chance is bigger that you train to fast/hard than the opposite. If I were you I would keep the original stamina workouts and focus on increasing easy mileage. Consistency is The Key and improvements very often come in steps when you're not expecting it. Regard...
by oro
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Marathon pace too hard compared to shorter distances
Replies: 10
Views: 3729

Re: Marathon pace too hard compared to shorter distances

Last year when I ran 2:52:32 my first half split was at 01:25:56. So it was a pretty even effort.
by oro
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Marathon pace too hard compared to shorter distances
Replies: 10
Views: 3729

Re: Marathon pace too hard compared to shorter distances

I agree to that, dkggpeters.

This spring I did a 2:47 1000m a couple of weeks before I did a 16:52 5K with no tapering. I'm not a sprinter but maybe more of an middle_distance I guess.

Should I just accept the fact that my marathon times would never match up with shorter distance times?
by oro
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Marathon pace too hard compared to shorter distances
Replies: 10
Views: 3729

Re: Marathon pace too hard compared to shorter distances

A good example would be from a year ago: 5 weeks before marathon I ran a half at 1:18:01. The marathon was run in 2:52. I'm consistently doing 110-120 km a week. I'm running a half-marathon in 5 days as a prep for Frankfurt (again!) on the 26th of october. I've been a follower of the Tinman 2 Big Wo...
by oro
Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:53 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Marathon pace too hard compared to shorter distances
Replies: 10
Views: 3729

Marathon pace too hard compared to shorter distances

Hi all! In all my previous marathon buildups my race times for 5K to half-marathon have been in line performancewise.  But my marathon pace based on Tinmans calculator has always been too tough. How should I train to make 'the gap' from half-marathon pace to marathon pace shrink? Train more at the m...
by oro
Sat May 03, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: To race or not: 5K one week before shorter race
Replies: 7
Views: 2741

Re: To race or not: 5K one week before shorter race

I did it! 16:59 in the 5K today and a new PR!  :D

I am so in depth to Tom and all you others on this forum, for sharing your experiences and vast amount of knowledge!

Best regards from Oslo,
Øystein
by oro
Thu May 01, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: To race or not: 5K one week before shorter race
Replies: 7
Views: 2741

To race or not: 5K one week before shorter race

Hi all, I would appreciate any advice on the following: Next saturday, on May 10th,  I have an important race coming up: an 1840m leg on a relay. Could I do a 5k race on this saturday, in two days, and still hope to be super sharp the next saturday for the relay? Could the 5K actually improve the pe...
by oro
Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Observations
Replies: 37
Views: 10785

Re: Observations

Nice posts and a super marathon time, dkggpeters!
by oro
Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Muscle fiber type and training
Replies: 14
Views: 5073

Re: Muscle fiber type and training

Thanks! My 5K felt like a good race: perfect weather, good pacing, but the PR was a total surprise. I might perform 10-15s better now, but according to Tom's calculator the performances are far from each other still. But I agree, stamina workouts based on the 5K time is what I was planning to do. An...
by oro
Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Muscle fiber type and training
Replies: 14
Views: 5073

Re: Muscle fiber type and training

Thanks for the answers! Three weeks ago I set a new PR in 5km in 17:08 (previous best 17:27). Today I raced a 1000m in 2:47 on a dirt road loop. To me this indicates that I'm more of a middle-distance runner. But what CV-pace should I use? The one based on the 5km time or the 1k time? Best regards f...
by oro
Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:19 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Muscle fiber type and training
Replies: 14
Views: 5073

Re: Muscle fiber type and training

Thanks Tom!

What do you think about question 2): How would for example stamina workouts vary between the different types? And what about mileage?

Øystein
by oro
Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Muscle fiber type and training
Replies: 14
Views: 5073

Muscle fiber type and training

This has probably been up several times before, but anyway: 1. What is the simplest way to identify what kind of runner one is when it comes to slow twitch, fast twitch, or something in between? 2. For a 35 min 10K runner: What would be the main differences when it comes to distance training princip...
by oro
Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Back to back races
Replies: 2
Views: 1663

Re: Back to back races

Thanks for the advice, BT!
by oro
Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Back to back races
Replies: 2
Views: 1663

Back to back races

Hi everyone! This evening I am running a hilly 14.5km race on soft terrain/dirt roads. Tomorrow I am intending a time trial on a familiar course (8.1km) out of town in which I have yet to run sub 30 minutes. The race tonight is my priority race and I will run it all out. The question then boils down...