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by BoilerTom90
Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: New World Marathon Best time!
Replies: 10
Views: 3536

Re: New World Marathon Best time!

[quote="FTIR"] From Renato Canova: Joking apart, you need to understand one think : when we speak about years of training, we don't look at the "official" training only (under some coach, or in an organized camp). Training is evey activity that can change your physiology and your specific ability, a...
by BoilerTom90
Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Why am I such a poor hot weather runner?
Replies: 5
Views: 2025

Re: Why am I such a poor hot weather runner?

I hear ya! It seems the older I get the worse my performance becomes in hot and humid weather. I remember being a HS and college age runner I'd have some of my best performances in the heat. I'm not sure if it's age, or the fact that I always train in the cooler morning, or the fact that I sit in co...
by BoilerTom90
Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: runners coming back from illness
Replies: 2
Views: 1195

Re: runners coming back from illness

What I would do, and have done in the past with my son is the following:  run easy and reduced distance until feel better. Use strides to keep the "speed."  Make sure they can perform a reduced CV/tempo session with the expected amount of fatigue before you have them perform a harder session or a ra...
by BoilerTom90
Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: How long should your longest long run before a marathon be?
Replies: 31
Views: 8548

Re: How long should your longest long run before a marathon be?

[quote="Captainblood"] People finish 100 mile races at a pretty good clip and they never complete a 100 mile training run.  Keep in mind that legs and bodies are tired during training, but should be fresh for the race.  A long run cannot be taken out of context -- an 18 miler on Sunday following a 1...
by BoilerTom90
Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Eat More Carbohydrates !!!
Replies: 48
Views: 12744

Re: Eat More Carbohydrates !!!

[quote="run2thehills"] [quote="Tinman"] To correct the problem of knowing what heart rate to use in training, go back to my golden principle: Use a race reference time that you can achieve today, only! ......I go back to my rule of thumb: Add 3 seconds per quarter mile/400m or 12 seconds per mile/16...
by BoilerTom90
Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Maffetone Training
Replies: 73
Views: 38839

Re: Maffetone Training

[quote="dilluh"] [quote="Tinman"] Be sure to have your blood volume high!  One way to do that is Heat-train before your marathon. It only takes 2 weeks to make your body store more water (increase blood volume, too). Higher blood volume equals better cardio-vascular efficiency, and hence better chan...
by BoilerTom90
Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Maffetone Training
Replies: 73
Views: 38839

Re: Maffetone Training

[quote="Gabe1"] [quote="dkggpeters"] McMillan gives me times for distances shorter than the marathon that I can't touch.  It is overly aggressive for me. [/quote] But you are a true slow twitch guy, right?  If I look at Tinmans calculator it says I could run a sub 3 marathon already based off my 10k...
by BoilerTom90
Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: "My Running"
Topic: Supplements
Replies: 22
Views: 42355

Re: Supplements

[quote="shug"] Dilluh, do you fuel (i.e., gels/drinks/water) during your long runs? Historically, I have never carried gels or chews during a marathon. I am curious is this is a wise strategy. As you know, the TC marathon gives one gel around mile 17. I'm not sure if that is enough for an optimal pe...
by BoilerTom90
Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: It really works!!
Replies: 28
Views: 7625

Re: It really works!!

[quote="dkggpeters"]
[quote="FTIR"]
Mileage is also too often used to try to balance out a poor diet.
[/quote]

Hey, leave my ice cream out of this.

I do eat healthy but it is nice to know I can eat some bad food and not feel bad about it.
[/quote]

^^^^ this ^^^^
by BoilerTom90
Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: It really works!!
Replies: 28
Views: 7625

Re: It really works!!

Congratulations! Keep the ball rolling and your times will continue to drop. 
by BoilerTom90
Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: High School Boys & Girls: Training Differences
Replies: 28
Views: 8188

Re: High School Boys & Girls: Training Differences

[quote="monica"] [quote="dilluh"] I am impressed that something informative came out of RunnersWorld: http://www.runnersworld.com/race-training/when-speed-work-sabotages-your-gains To me the last section is misleading because no context is given for what Simmons is calling, "keeping in touch with yo...
by BoilerTom90
Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: High School Boys & Girls: Training Differences
Replies: 28
Views: 8188

Re: High School Boys & Girls: Training Differences

[quote="runthe8"] Some of them may not be trying, or just don't know how to push themselves in workouts.  I have two girls who run everything together (9th grade best buddies.)  We have tried to separate them in workouts to no avail- they always find each other.  I have some boys who do this too- th...
by BoilerTom90
Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Race "rescheduled"...what to do?
Replies: 7
Views: 2595

Re: Race "rescheduled"...what to do?

I would do a 3 mile TT, especially if all your traiing up to this point was counting on a 5K effort this weekend.

I hope Tinman is okay. I'm worried about him.
by BoilerTom90
Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Treadmill Purchase Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1998

Re: Treadmill Purchase Advice

I strongly suggest a Landice L7 if it's in your price range. It's very durable, accurate, and of all the treadmills I've had and used, it has the best road-like feel to it.  The Landice will never have more than a 0.5 MPH error. I've determine mine normally runs exactly 0.2 MPH faster than what it s...
by BoilerTom90
Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Alberto Salazar Training Philosophy
Replies: 40
Views: 13663

Re: Alberto Salazar Training Philosophy

[quote="dkggpeters"] Taking Regular Run pace from "Build Your Running Body" using a 17:00 5K which is consistent with my training paces the pace range would be 7:09 to 8:12.  Tinman's calculator comes up with 7:26 which falls in this range and is about consistent with what I find to be a general eas...