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by ap4305
Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Navigating the Group Run
Replies: 3
Views: 3518

Navigating the Group Run

Some great advice from Alan Culpepper on navigating group workouts. Concepts should be nothing new to most people on this site, but he makes the points so clearly it was worth sharing.

http://triathlon.competitor.com/2015/04 ... run_114749
by ap4305
Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Book For Sale !!!
Replies: 49
Views: 14660

Re: Book For Sale !!!

My review of Build Your Running Body. It is difficult to create an "impact" book these days with how fast information moves and how accessible knowledge has become, but this book is essential for any serious runner's library.

http://www.pikeathletics.com/blog/build ... ook-review
by ap4305
Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Progressive 4 x 1 Mile for 5K Preparation
Replies: 12
Views: 3717

Re: Progressive 4 x 1 Mile for 5K Preparation

1)  Think "minimal effective dose."  While this workout might or might not yield some benefit, there are MANY less taxing options to help improve an 18:47/5k.  2)  That said, it's ONE workout.  Always difficult to honestly evaluate any single workout without a fuller context of the training that has...
by ap4305
Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Maffetone Training
Replies: 73
Views: 34800

Re: Maffetone Training

Personally, I ran the worst in my life when following this type of training.  Someone used the word deflated earlier...that's a perfect description. When it "works," its typically when someone has been overcooked and responds well in the short term to some intensity deloading and give the body a cha...
by ap4305
Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Cycling Training, Racing, Physiology, and Racing Tactics
Replies: 51
Views: 13237

Re: Cycling Training, Racing, Physiology, and Racing Tactics

[quote="monica"] This was my point as well :) About having to adjust to conditions. As for mph... if the relevant variables are well controlled for I find it pretty close to the truth too... But I would be happy to have a power meter sure, because then you don't have to control for those variables [...
by ap4305
Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Cycling Training, Racing, Physiology, and Racing Tactics
Replies: 51
Views: 13237

Re: Cycling Training, Racing, Physiology, and Racing Tactics

[quote="dkggpeters"] My understanding is power is power no matter what temperature so you would have to adjust for temperature like we do now.  Someone correct me if I am wrong.  [/quote] You are correct.  Power is power.  But on a big picture level, there is a "cost of doing business" to achieve ce...
by ap4305
Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: "Any Talk"
Topic: Cain/Rupp post race workouts
Replies: 2
Views: 8988

Re: Cain/Rupp post race workouts

I just can't believe that 56 laps on the indoor track at close to 4 flat pace can be a good thing (Rupp).  Also find it ironic that they do a lot of speed work on grass when in Portland, paying particular attention to staying healthy (off the track), but its then OK to run make over 100 sharp left t...
by ap4305
Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: eBook ideas
Replies: 23
Views: 6362

Re: eBook ideas

As Todd alluded to....there's "interesting"...and then there's "what's gonna sell?"... I think there's room for a high school focused running guide. No book (to my knowledge) that takes readers through different real-life scenarios (two week vs three week postseason, how to deal with indoor track, k...
by ap4305
Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Marathon Racing Shoes?
Replies: 11
Views: 3944

Re: Marathon Racing Shoes?

What are his normal training shoes?
by ap4305
Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Rest days
Replies: 4
Views: 1847

Re: Rest days

No particular reason to do so, but I'd experiment on a meaningless dual or other small meet to see how it goes if its a new strategy.  Everyone comes back from rest days a little differently (some feel sluggish, others energized).  Probably the best reason would be to catch up on sleep, homework, et...
by ap4305
Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Marathon Taper
Replies: 11
Views: 3687

Re: Marathon Taper

http://results.active.com/events/akron- ... vid-peters

2:49.  Short of his goal, but still a phenomenal time for age 50!  Not sure what the weather was like there today. 
by ap4305
Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Marathon Taper
Replies: 11
Views: 3687

Re: Marathon Taper

[quote="dkggpeters"] Next week on Monday I am planning on either 2 x 1 mile at 10k with 3 min recoveries or 3 to 4 miles at MP. [/quote] Personally, I always prefer CV/10k at the final tune up during race week, both for mental and physical reasons (before my PR we actually did 5k continuous at 10k p...
by ap4305
Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: From 18:15 5K to 15:45 in one year, same course
Replies: 26
Views: 9306

Re: From 18:15 5K to 15:45 in one year, same course

[quote="runthe8"] I am a little nervous about him running this fast this early in the season, though, and other coaches were saying things like, oh, he's training too hard and he's going to peak soon, blah blah blah.  They don't have no idea of what his training looks like, but I can see why they mi...
by ap4305
Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: "My Running"
Topic: Running Times Article - Chris Derrick
Replies: 3
Views: 10050

Re: Running Times Article - Chris Derrick

Just to clarify on Lochte...his pool program was fine; he got in trouble by adding a bunch of ancillary nonsense outside the pool thinking it would translate physically and into mental toughness (tire flips in his driveway, sledgehammers, keg tosses, etc...all of which may have their place for certa...
by ap4305
Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:26 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: TempoThreshold/AP
Replies: 8
Views: 3483

Re: TempoThreshold/AP

[quote="BURN7"] What I do need clarification on is Threshold pace and how that relates/differs from tempo runs.  [/quote] Also consider that slower tempo runs are an effective accompaniment to the emphasis on Critical Velocity paced running in the Tinman system (typically 8-12k race pace depending o...