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by BoilerTom90
Wed May 07, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: My Boston Marathon
Replies: 35
Views: 14222

Re: My Boston Marathon

[quote="shug"] dkg-- Great post! This is the first time I've heard of Hornet's Juice. Did/Do you notice any material improvement by taking it? I presume it must be ordered by mail as I have not seen it at any retail vitamin/nutrition shops. There doesn't seem to be a lot of traffic on the web about ...
by BoilerTom90
Sat May 03, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Meb's Marathon Training
Replies: 11
Views: 4746

Re: Meb's Marathon Training

It's interesting that Meb was honest with himself about his age and adjusted his training accordingly.  Also, it's another example that sensible and manageable plans/schedules work better in the long run than the hero/killer workouts. I like the idea of two easy days between key days. However, the c...
by BoilerTom90
Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Observations
Replies: 37
Views: 12695

Re: Observations

Monica, There are many factors to recoverabilty. Genetics, age, sleep, diet/nutrition, stress from job/home/relationships, etc. When I was younger and competing, I never felt like I was one to recover quickly from workouts either so I can relate to what you're saying.  Looking back, I believe my big...
by BoilerTom90
Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Muscle fiber type and training
Replies: 14
Views: 5940

Re: Muscle fiber type and training

[quote="oro"] 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? ...
by BoilerTom90
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Congratulations Runthe8!
Replies: 28
Views: 11154

Re: Congratulations Runthe8!

[quote="toughnessbucket"] I used to travel to triathlons and do speed workouts with Drew's father, Marc back in the 80's in Reston. Like father like son! Congrats [/quote] I never discounted the mom's genes in the equation, but sounds like Drew is doubly blessed.  None-the-less, he's the one out the...
by BoilerTom90
Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Observations
Replies: 37
Views: 12695

Re: Observations

Dave,

Congrats on a great race. That's awsome!!

I agree completely with your "rant" about running easy on easy days. You said it well!

Good luck in future races!! Enjoy the recovery!

Tom
by BoilerTom90
Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Stride cadence
Replies: 17
Views: 7574

Re: Stride cadence

[quote="WHS"] Does anyone have recommendations/experience about when to integrate such speed sessions into the overall training plan?  Can this be done effectively (fast enough, safe enough, fully recovered enough) to tack onto the end of stamina training sessions?  Or do you do this as a stand alon...
by BoilerTom90
Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Muscle fiber type and training
Replies: 14
Views: 5940

Re: Muscle fiber type and training

[quote="djjazzyjoel22"] [quote="dkggpeters"] djjazzyjoel,  you should hire Tnman as an advisor.  Reason being is there is so many variables that without tons of actual experience coaching these different types of runners, I would be hard to setup a model to optimize their training. [/quote] Wish I h...
by BoilerTom90
Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Race Day Instructions
Replies: 3
Views: 1963

Re: Race Day Instructions

I think it really depends on the kid and their experience.  A more experienced kid, whom is good at pacing and is able to increase effort to maintain pace, I would tell to try to run an evenly paced race.  I  think most would agree this is the ideal way to run one's best.  And with all the races I'v...
by BoilerTom90
Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Muscle fiber type and training
Replies: 14
Views: 5940

Re: Muscle fiber type and training

[quote="dkggpeters"] djjazzyjoel,  you should hire Tnman as an advisor.  Reason being is there is so many variables that without tons of actual experience coaching these different types of runners, I would be hard to setup a model to optimize their training. Besides the the Fast Twitch/Slow Twitch v...
by BoilerTom90
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Late Season Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 6926

Re: Late Season Advice

Joel, When someone is "cooked," the remedy is either rest or easy running for a few straight days. Nothing hard. Sometimes, it also helps to run long and easy. I remember  a time in HS when I felt cooked, and depressed from another dissapointing Saturday race, and I don't know why I did this but som...
by BoilerTom90
Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Late Season Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 6926

Re: Late Season Advice

Thanks RunThe8!  It's exciting reading about the success your runners are having using the Tinman method.
by BoilerTom90
Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Late Season Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 6926

Re: Late Season Advice

[quote="djjazzyjoel22"] Thanks so much to all of you! I'd like to know the name of that other thread if either of you remember it - may just go browsing around for it in the meantime and see what I turn up. Tom, it's hilarious, you hit the nail on the head with the Christensen method. I adopted his ...
by BoilerTom90
Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Late Season Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 6926

Re: Late Season Advice

Joel, I also don't have any great advice, but my simple observation is given the the types of workouts being done (hard/fast reps with very long recoveries) and the terminology used (e.g. flying 50s) you appear to be using a similar plan that my son's HS team is using (Scott Christensen, perhaps?). ...
by BoilerTom90
Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: "Racing Talk"
Topic: Tinman Runners Update
Replies: 104
Views: 155662

Re: Tinman Runners Update

Great "blog" post Tom. I always enjoy reading the things you write!
And, thanks so much for all you do for the athletes you coach, and the ones that benefit from the advice you give on TRZ.

Tom