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by jbarts
Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Not too shabby.
Replies: 2
Views: 2364

Re: Not too shabby.

Congrats! Is she planning on racing Nationals?
by jbarts
Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:40 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Week training when trying to break course record but peak race 1 month away.
Replies: 12
Views: 6751

Re: Week training when trying to break course record but peak race 1 month away.

Our top guy just broke our home course record last week (2.65 miles, 5:02 pace) and we trained through that meet. He's been running CV and tempo workouts, and has really only had one all out race this season. He ran a very fast 5k on a flat course under the lights this weekend...15:19...we wanted to...
by jbarts
Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: What is an ATR workout?
Replies: 9
Views: 5502

Re: What is an ATR workout?

If I recall, at that point Magness was coaching some studs...including a sub-9 two miler or maybe two of them. I could be wrong about that, though. I would never have my student-athletes run a 10 mile tempo run. The only one going 10 miles for any type of run is my current top boy, and he will take ...
by jbarts
Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Tinman Philosophy and Cross Country
Replies: 7
Views: 6912

Re: Tinman Philosophy and Cross Country

I second Tinman's advice. We rarely run 5k race pace intervals, focusing on CV/tempo, etc. and virtually every kid PRs on our home course, conference course, or both by the end of the season. EDIT: I should specify that we rarely run 5k intervals when we're racing a lot. They're in the mix at the ri...
by jbarts
Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: "My Running"
Topic: Running Times Training Article
Replies: 19
Views: 25500

Re: Running Times Training Article

The training I set up for my high school student-athletes is firmly based in Tinman's philosophy, and it has worked quite well for us. I had the opportunity to see a few presentations by Scott Christensen at the MSTCA Coaches Clinic here in MA at the start of the outdoor season, and I spoke with Sco...
by jbarts
Fri May 31, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Racing in Very Hot Weather
Replies: 3
Views: 3415

Re: Racing in Very Hot Weather

Thanks for the reply, Tinman. My initial gut feeling was to have them sit back a little, especially because my top guy runs well off of negative splitting. Sometimes you just have to go with your gut feeling!  :)
by jbarts
Thu May 30, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Racing in Very Hot Weather
Replies: 3
Views: 3415

Racing in Very Hot Weather

We have our All-State Championship this weekend. The forecast is in the low 90s with high humidity, and the two mile (what my two boys are running) is set to go off at 3PM. The boys are hydrating and they'll be getting in their electrolytes (Hammer Nutrition product), too. My question regards the be...
by jbarts
Wed May 08, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Really Stressed with todays workout! Any suggestions?
Replies: 8
Views: 4730

Re: Really Stressed with todays workout! Any suggestions?

I personally never cut out endurance/aerobic work. Ever. It's all in how you blend things together, and we do some faster work, but overall we almost never crush workouts with fast reps. I was in a tough(er) spot last week. We had a dual meet on Tuesday, and two of my two milers got into an invitati...
by jbarts
Tue May 07, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Hard/Quality WKouts through the Districts/Regionals/States period
Replies: 6
Views: 3871

Re: Hard/Quality WKouts through the Districts/Regionals/States period

During indoor track, at the end of the season, I had a student-athlete preparing for Nationals. We had three weekend meets prior to Nationals: Week 1: Friday Week 2: Saturday Week 3: Saturday Week 4: Nationals Race (Friday) We used the same type of workout, more or less, between each of them. We con...
by jbarts
Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: 9:18 Two Mile: Where To Go From Here...
Replies: 1
Views: 2074

9:18 Two Mile: Where To Go From Here...

Hi Everyone, I'm a huge advocate of everything that Tinman et al. says about distance training. I'm a high school XC/track coach and have been at the high school where I am coaching for two years (I was an assistant for two years at another school before that). Using a steady mixture of CV intervals...
by jbarts
Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Results Don't Lie
Replies: 5
Views: 3667

Re: Results Don't Lie

Michigan Guy: I can't confirm directly, but if I remember the "hard warmup" usually involves some form of tempo running progressing down to a few light race pace strides. I don't know if it's exactly a "hard warmup" but I advocate that my student-athletes complete something along the lines of an eas...
by jbarts
Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Making more sense AND my "elite" coaching books remain closed!
Replies: 2
Views: 2559

Re: Making more sense AND my "elite" coaching books remain closed!

BURN7, I think you're right on. I guess technically I blend a lot of my training information together from different sources, but my foundation is rooted in what Tinman and others on this site have said: stamina based, aerobic training. It works for kids at all levels: from my top kids all the way d...
by jbarts
Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Winter Track taper BUT more concerned with fitness for Spring.
Replies: 6
Views: 3972

Re: Winter Track taper BUT more concerned with fitness for Spring.

In my experience it seems that stamina is the key with the two mile. I started coaching where I am in the fall of 2011. I walked into a lucky situation with some great student athletes who had a coach before me who knew what he was doing. But, I changed things...a large focus on CV and tempo workout...
by jbarts
Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Help with athlete coming off of a concussion.
Replies: 5
Views: 4337

Re: Help with athlete coming off of a concussion.

My third runner and co-captain has had TWO concussions this season. First one: slipped in mud, got kicked in the head on the ground. EMTs checked him out and sent him to the ER. When cleared by a medical doctor, he resumed easy training. Ran a dual meet two weeks later...slipped again, another concu...
by jbarts
Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Summer/Fall CC Training
Replies: 25
Views: 13320

Re: Summer/Fall CC Training

In response to both wuxalumn and ZachCC: Typically, we have our veteran kids do a longer runs after meet days. This year we didn't really utilize a legitimate "long run" in the weekly cycle, focusing instead on consistent mileage. Now that the kids are familiar with my program (this was my first yea...