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by BoilerTom90
Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Kids
Replies: 6
Views: 2773

Re: Kids

[quote="FTIR"] Do they do any other sports? [/quote] This is a very important question. If they play other sports that involve a lot of fast running, kids will benefit the most from just going out and trying ot run a coupe miles non-stop. Learning to control their pace. If they don't play other spor...
by BoilerTom90
Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Training Tips for Master's Runners:
Replies: 35
Views: 18288

Re: Training Tips for Master's Runners:

[quote="monica"] Oh and sorry I'm not a master's runner but I sometimes feel like one. With my relatively low ability to recover fast from shit. Maybe it's genetics, maybe not. Anyway I can understand the issue of trying to balance load and recovery even if I'm young still :) [/quote] Long before I ...
by BoilerTom90
Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Pre or post run exercise that saved my running career
Replies: 19
Views: 6157

Re: Pre or post run exercise that saved my running career

[quote="Captainblood"]
This is becoming a full time job!
[/quote]

That's what's frustrating about it.  Getting old makes it so much more challengin  :-\
by BoilerTom90
Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Pre or post run exercise that saved my running career
Replies: 19
Views: 6157

Re: Pre or post run exercise that saved my running career

[quote="Captainblood"] Boiler Tom, I have not had gait analysis, but I was looking at a picture from a recent 5k and I noticed (as in many pictures) that I have an inward knee motion.  I also notice it when I run.  I never thought much about it because I thought it was a result of just being awkward...
by BoilerTom90
Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Be careful what you read on training - This makes me laugh.
Replies: 29
Views: 10341

Re: Be careful what you read on training - This makes me laugh.

[quote="dkggpeters"] I see a lot of workouts published in runners world especially that scare me and I am not adverse to putting in the work and my problem is making sure that I don't push too hard.  I will see things like 6 x 1 mile at 10K pace with 1 - 1:30 minute recovery or 3 to 5 x 1 mile at 5K...
by BoilerTom90
Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Be careful what you read on training - This makes me laugh.
Replies: 29
Views: 10341

Re: Be careful what you read on training - This makes me laugh.

Yes, I consider that (6x800 at 5K pace) a hard workout. 10 minutes at 5K pace, then pick up the pace for the last 7.  Do they really think that makes sense? I often joke with my son whenI give him workouts, just to see if he's paying attention. I'll say something like, run 5 miles at 2 mile race pac...
by BoilerTom90
Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: "Any Talk"
Topic: Cain/Rupp post race workouts
Replies: 2
Views: 10014

Re: Cain/Rupp post race workouts

I just watched the flottrack video of their workout. I thought it funny when Salazar told Cain "run 5:30 pace... 3 miles..."  She had an odd look on her face puzzled look, and then said something to the affect, "I've never done something like that before."  Then proceeded to nail the workout. I can'...
by BoilerTom90
Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Ideas on my training
Replies: 77
Views: 22541

Re: Ideas on my training

[quote="dkggpeters"] [quote="qrkid"] [quote="Captainblood"] Interesting.  So instead of a 6 mile effort at tempo pace I would be doing a 6k workout with 3 tempo pace kilometers and 3 faster threshold kilometers. I have been doing a 6 mile tempo where I start at tempo pace +12 seconds and speed up ev...
by BoilerTom90
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Pre or post run exercise that saved my running career
Replies: 19
Views: 6157

Re: Pre or post run exercise that saved my running career

Who does it? Some of the better PT places do it. Check around your area and ask for references. How much does it cost? I think it was around 250, but my insurance covered it (this was before AFA). What's the benefit? Well, a good analys would be able to breakdown the slow-motion field and spot the g...
by BoilerTom90
Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Pre or post run exercise that saved my running career
Replies: 19
Views: 6157

Re: Pre or post run exercise that saved my running career

CaptainBlood, I couldn't and wouldn't say if it's scar tissue or not. But, normally sore spots aren't a good thing. I'd pick up the Jay Dicharry book ... it's a great resource to have on hand and be aware of.  In addition, have you ever had a Gait analysis done? It can be useful to identify any flaw...
by BoilerTom90
Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Pre or post run exercise that saved my running career
Replies: 19
Views: 6157

Re: Pre or post run exercise that saved my running career

It was the fall/winter of 95 when I freakishly tore both calf muscles at the same time during a normal training run.  It was my first running injury ever so I didn't think much of it. I figure I'd be fine the next day. Well, the next day came and I wasn't fine. Took a week off, still no better. Litt...
by BoilerTom90
Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Insertional Achilles Tendinitis
Replies: 6
Views: 2580

Re: Insertional Achilles Tendinitis

Can't speak to Achilles Tendonitis, but am currently experiencing (since the end of August) hamstring tendonitis.  Perhaps the Achilles will heal quicker but I think there are some common treatments: 1) RICE until you think the swelling/inflammation has been reduced. Don't stretch, or don't stretch ...
by BoilerTom90
Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Long Runs
Replies: 17
Views: 6627

Re: Long Runs

"logic" -- Sorry, I didn't notice the quotes.

Happy Running!
by BoilerTom90
Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Long Runs
Replies: 17
Views: 6627

Re: Long Runs

[quote="monica"] [quote="ultraman"] It is also said that if you don't practice the pace you intend racing at for at least half the distance how do you expect to run the full distance at the same pace. [/quote] So take this logic one step forward: if you don't practice the race pace for the whole dis...
by BoilerTom90
Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Vigil Training
Replies: 10
Views: 5807

Re: Vigil Training

[quote="blon"] [quote="Tinman"] #3) 5:30 per mile is about 68% of VO2 max for Farah, which isn't hard. And, I doubt he runs ALL his easy runs at that pace. [/quote] Salazar says that Farah and Rupp run about 5:40/mile on normal easy runs. If really tired they run 6:00/mile. Nice videos of Salazar ex...