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by Tchuck
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Base again
Replies: 11
Views: 4721

Re: Base again

Sure, fine to mix it up!  Just don't start doing  a few easy runs moderate and then throwing in quality on some other day also. I personally like to do three things to mix up my easy runs on occasion. 1.  Every 5 min I do a 20-30 second strider. Not killer but stride it out at a nice pace. Breaks up...
by Tchuck
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Base again
Replies: 11
Views: 4721

Re: Base again

Just cut the volume back on the quality work outs including perhaps a bit more recovery between intervals. You also don't need a progression or mindset of improving your times on tempos or intervals also. These don't need to be gut busting work outs but keep your body in touch with your speed and al...
by Tchuck
Fri May 18, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Coming Back
Replies: 6
Views: 2494

Re: Coming Back

I agree some 5k/10k training for a while would be ideal to help you in the long run for the marathon. Is 1-3 years of this training better than 3 months, 6 months???? Hard to say. Your question is, How To Get Better For The Philly Marathon" you are already signed up for. I would focus on 5k/10k trai...
by Tchuck
Wed May 16, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Race specific training
Replies: 23
Views: 7645

Re: Race specific training

Just make sure you are recovered from the CV reps. 2-3 min of jogging should be fine.
by Tchuck
Thu May 03, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Feedback on my May training plan please
Replies: 8
Views: 2962

Re: Feedback on my May training plan please

Basically you are in base training. Looks decent to me, but I would only do 5K paced reps in volume once every 3-4 weeks instead of weekly.  Focus on half marathon, 10k (critical velocity) paced reps primarily for your volume quality work one day and the Tinman tempos on the other day (or progressio...
by Tchuck
Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Lost my confidence-need advice
Replies: 7
Views: 2809

Re: Lost my confidence-need advice

Training in the heat and racing in the heat are two different animals. You pushed faster than your body could handle in the heat. Everyone ran slower in Boston this year. Shake it off and you will do much better next time.
by Tchuck
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Core work?
Replies: 12
Views: 3715

Re: Core work?

One leg squats, lunges, lighter deadlifts and as many exercises on your feet as possible.
by Tchuck
Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: What to do?
Replies: 10
Views: 4021

Re: What to do?

4 years ago I started feeling some soreness/tightness in hammys but pushed through it. I thought it was just soreness from training hard. Well, it turned into chronic bursitis/tendonitis and now probably tendonapathy. I am still dealing with it. Twice I took of 4 weeks and had to get cortisone shots...
by Tchuck
Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: AP in my charts
Replies: 26
Views: 7859

Re: AP in my charts

Tinman can answer, but I think he has been a tad more aggressive with the Tinman tempo pace compared to say a few years ago. Tinman, I like the chart/calculator.  I do not see the "half marathon" distance listed in the pop down area where you can enter your race time to find an equivalent race time....
by Tchuck
Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: AP in my charts
Replies: 26
Views: 7859

Re: AP in my charts

Renns,

Tinman just replied and said they were entered in error or a mistake was made. There are many duplicates of 5K times for the moderate and tempo paces. He is aware of this. As of today they still show the error but Tom is still doing a lot of work on his site.
by Tchuck
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: AP in my charts
Replies: 26
Views: 7859

Re: AP in my charts

I think when you go to the site (or a website) it would be nice to have a "home" page that opens up right away with the title of your site (running prs) and purpose (as mentioned). A concise eye grabbing intro to what you are about and what you sell or provide - coaching, info, facts etc. I think co...
by Tchuck
Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Tinman's new website
Replies: 1
Views: 1811

Re: Tinman's new website

I know it is in its infancy and am sure it is coming, but your bio is very very important.  I also feel in the site "you" should be you writing vs. Tom does this, Tom coaches this way etc.  A testimonials link would be awesome also with your coached runners providing feedback, improvements, PRs etc.
by Tchuck
Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Long run after race or hard workout?
Replies: 7
Views: 3260

Re: Long run after race or hard workout?

On question 3, Tinman has recommended most runners to do some CV reps (3-4 X 1K) on a Tues/Wed of race week but less volume than a typical work out. Follow that with 4 X 200m at fast pace. Of course this may vary by level of athlete and volume of running of athlete. This is a good tune up work out w...
by Tchuck
Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Increase in distance or decrease in time???
Replies: 6
Views: 2881

Re: Increase in distance or decrease in time???

As your conditioning improves, your paces should improve. The best way to determine you training paces is to do a time trial or 5K race and then look at Tinman's charts.
by Tchuck
Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Running and rowing
Replies: 18
Views: 5732

Re: Running and rowing

I would think the inconsistency of running would put you at more risk to develop an injury than running on a treadmill. A break from the pounding (on a treadmill) is not a bad thing but you are still running. As Tinman and others have preached, the more you run (assuming proper paces and training), ...