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by BoilerTom90
Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Alberto Salazar Training Philosophy
Replies: 40
Views: 13663

Re: Alberto Salazar Training Philosophy

[quote="dkggpeters"] I always wondered what it is the slowest that you can go on an easy or recovery day and still accrue the majority of the benefits. [/quote] That's an excellent question. I noticed in the "build your running body" book that the paces for easy and long runs are quite a bit slower ...
by BoilerTom90
Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Alberto Salazar Training Philosophy
Replies: 40
Views: 13663

Re: Alberto Salazar Training Philosophy

[quote="Jim"] For me, harder easy days mean more time for recovery between key workouts. And it's those key workouts that improve fitness, not a slightly harder easy day.  IMHO the definition of a real "junk mile" is the easy day that's run too hard: too fast for real recovery, but not fast enough t...
by BoilerTom90
Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: firm shoes?
Replies: 16
Views: 6037

Re: firm shoes?

I normally train in Asics Nimbus for my easy and long easy days. But, for harder/faster days when I want a firmer shoe, that still has some support and cushion, I run in Saucony Triumph. It's still a trainer, but unlike the Nimbus, I feel like some of the energy is returned. Perhaps it's psychologic...
by BoilerTom90
Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Alberto Salazar Training Philosophy
Replies: 40
Views: 13663

Re: Alberto Salazar Training Philosophy

[quote="dilluh"] If you stick a 5k time into Tinman's calculator you'll find that what Salazar says should be an easy run (5k+90s) lies somewhere between easy and moderate on the Tinman calculator. I guess that isn't too crazy but I think Kevin's comment is well-heeded: with elites we're talking abo...
by BoilerTom90
Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Book For Sale !!!
Replies: 49
Views: 17446

Re: Book For Sale !!!

Mine (well, one for me and one for my son) arrived today too. Can't wait to get started reading it!
by BoilerTom90
Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: choosing a marathon shoe
Replies: 13
Views: 4522

Re: choosing a marathon shoe

I've raced my last 4 or 5 marathons in Nike Lunar Racers.  Very light, and though cushioned, don't have that absorbing feel about them.
I also wear them for 5ks, 10ks and 1/2M.
by BoilerTom90
Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: 3000 race
Replies: 7
Views: 2888

Re: 3000 race

this is interesting. What this tells me is your daughter was basically racing fresh and doing quite well on mostly natural talent. I say that because 10 - 12 miles/week isn't all that much, and 2 miles of speed work is quite likely less than a really aggressive kid might run during a soccer game.  I...
by BoilerTom90
Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Grandma's Marathon Saturday - I have a cold - HELP!
Replies: 18
Views: 5549

Re: Grandma's Marathon Saturday - I have a cold - HELP!

[quote="Run4ms"] Monica, I think that I came down with the cold for 1 of 2 reason...1.) I was over anxious and I worried and stressed myself out too much.  2.) Played too much with my niece and nephew. I really dont think tha/usr/vob/mp/common/lib/JavaUtilities/src/jniWrappert cold on race day reall...
by BoilerTom90
Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: why the short recoveries with CV reps?
Replies: 44
Views: 13569

Re: why the short recoveries with CV reps?

[quote="monica"] [quote="dkggpeters"] [quote="monica"] I don't know what's considered as "good aerobic foundation". I've heard the term before but I've never seen anyone specify what's "good enough". What conditions need to be satisfied for that? Would you be able to say? [/quote] You need to be in ...
by BoilerTom90
Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: is it a mistake to do long runs at "moderate" pace?
Replies: 16
Views: 6562

Re: is it a mistake to do long runs at "moderate" pace?

[quote="monica"] [quote="BoilerTom90"] IMO, if you feel recovery time is a little slower for you, and assuming you have a M-F job, I think the two-big workouts/week an excellent training model. You have 2 or 3 days between hard efforts, and only one of those is during the week. [/quote] Hmm yeah, I ...
by BoilerTom90
Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: is it a mistake to do long runs at "moderate" pace?
Replies: 16
Views: 6562

Re: is it a mistake to do long runs at "moderate" pace?

[quote="monica"] [quote="JDU"] I only recently became acquainted with Tinman's charts and noticed that my Sunday long runs in marathon training correspond pretty closely with what he calls "moderate" pace, quite a bit faster than "easy" pace.  The following day is always a recovery day at a pace tha...
by BoilerTom90
Thu May 29, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: 10K Sunday
Replies: 5
Views: 2316

Re: 10K Sunday

Your "head" pace seems like a reasonable stab. Thing is, you haven't race in a while, and it's really hard to make predictions from training runs, unless you really were aware of your effort level on those training runs. Maybe you were since you are thinking 7's is a decent pace to try for.  However...
by BoilerTom90
Tue May 20, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: "Racing Talk"
Topic: Tinman Runners Update
Replies: 104
Views: 140382

Re: Tinman Runners Update

[quote="Tinman"] Coach Bartlett just told me that Matt, his top runner, ran 9:13 for a full 2-miles indoors this winter, not 9:16, so I updated the previous post. He told me some more. Matt is a senior, who has run for him throughout high school. Matt ran 4:36 last year in the 1600m. Therefore, his ...
by BoilerTom90
Thu May 08, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Tempo Runs for HSers
Replies: 5
Views: 2755

Re: Tempo Runs for HSers

My son's coach has the team do 3 to 4 mile tempos, + w/u, c/d and strides.

Sometimes, he'll just have them pick up the pace the last couple miles of a 6 to 8 mile run. This is used instead of the longer tempos when they are competing frequently.
by BoilerTom90
Wed May 07, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: My Boston Marathon
Replies: 35
Views: 11418

Re: My Boston Marathon

[quote="monica"] [quote="BoilerTom90"] I've used it to.  It's always hard to say if it's the training under Tinman that did the trick, or the Hornet's juice, or some combination of the two. But, it wasn't until I did both was I able to complete a marathon without crashing. [/quote] Maybe your pacing...