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by Barney
Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Book Update
Replies: 11
Views: 6327

Book Update

Tinman, I've followed you from Runinsight.com, Letsrun.com, and now here.  You were to come out with a book regarding training.  What is the status of that?  The reason that I ask, is that I'm looking for a marathon program to follow for what may be my last assault at a sub 3 marathon.  I have Brad ...
by Barney
Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Curious about pace
Replies: 2
Views: 2041

Curious about pace

Hello all, our running group decided to put on an all comers meet series this summer.  We wrapped up the series with a 5,000 on the track.  I had never done one on the track, so I decided to run.  With that said, I usually don't like to race, unless I'm fit and ready to run close to a PR.  Going int...
by Barney
Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Training children
Replies: 3
Views: 3022

Re: Training children

Thanks, guys!  Lots of information on the website.  I know that at this young age, a bad or overzealous coach could ruin some potential runners out there.  I'll try to keep it fun.

Thanks again...
by Barney
Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Training children
Replies: 3
Views: 3022

Training children

I'd like to throw out a general question for those who have had experience coaching children (age 8-9).  I have volunteered to assist with this age group.  While, I can manage my training for marathons, etc. with the help of Tinman, I'm lost when it comes to training the little ones.  I imagine that...
by Barney
Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Trying for a Mile PR : How Often to Attempt, and When To Give Up for the Season
Replies: 25
Views: 11674

Re: Trying for a Mile PR : How Often to Attempt, and When To Give Up for the Season

Incardine, just curious, what are your PRs at other distances? I'm on the brink of 42 years of age and last year ran 5:12 off of zero mile training.  I had not run a mile race in over 20 years and ran it on a whim.  I would really like to break 5:00 and have already book marked this page. Thanks and...
by Barney
Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Year-round training schedule
Replies: 13
Views: 11501

Re: Year-round training schedule

I second what has already been posted.  I believe Tinman had once posted that following a similar schedule, you would be relatively close to top shape for those distance ranges.  A bit of sharpening would help bring you to top shape. Again, I attempt to do a CV workout weekly of varying distances an...
by Barney
Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: The new year
Replies: 11
Views: 5333

Re: The new year

No real resolution here, running wise.  I just hope to maintain the consistency that I've had over the past two years.  I used to "take off" a bit over the summer.  Consistent mileage has been the key for me.  Well, that and reading this site!  Thanks!
by Barney
Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: The Marathon Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 9440

Re: The Marathon Thread

I believe that is a Tinman workout.  As I recall, you run 2 minutes between each (5 miles @ MP, 2 min rec, 4 miles @ MP, etc., etc.)
by Barney
Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: "Racing Talk"
Topic: Finally sub 3 hrs!
Replies: 10
Views: 11083

Re: Finally sub 3 hrs!

Corral A, bib 1403 (I think).  How about you?
My plan is to go out at ~1:29:15 at the half and go from there.  My last Chicago netted only a :14 positive split, therefore I am not being overly aggressive.
by Barney
Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: "Racing Talk"
Topic: Finally sub 3 hrs!
Replies: 10
Views: 11083

Re: Finally sub 3 hrs!

Congrats, I hope to post the same on 10/10/10!
by Barney
Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Workout Question
Replies: 2
Views: 2486

Re: Workout Question

Thanks for the advice.  I did go with the 2x5 miles (out and back course).  The workout went quite well and I ended up easily avg. 6:45 pace out and 6:38 pace back.  It was a confidence boost and the pace felt comfortable.  By the way, most of my training has been done in 85F+ weather; however, the ...
by Barney
Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Workout Question
Replies: 2
Views: 2486

Workout Question

All, my goal marathon (Chicago) is ~3 weeks away.  I've been doing my share of MP running, etc.; however, I have a question regarding a specific workout. I know the Hanson's do a workout of 2x6 miles at MP, minus :10 with a mile recovery.  From what I've read, if the athletes can handle 12 miles at ...
by Barney
Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: OT, perhaps: share your summer heat horror stories
Replies: 5
Views: 3109

Re: OT, perhaps: share your summer heat horror stories

I live about an hour north of you Kudzu, in Memphis.  After running for 7 consecutive summers last year, I thought that I had it figured out.  I went out one August morning and ran 8 miles with a much slower friend of mine.  I took in fluids before, during, and after.  A quick change of clothes and ...
by Barney
Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: "Any Talk"
Topic: New Blog
Replies: 1
Views: 4068

New Blog

I'm a masters runner attempting to break sub 3 in the marathon at Chicago.  Two other attempts have been made (3:03:12 and a DNF)!  Follow my training and my ramblings at www.sub3at40.wordpress.com

Thanks,

Mike 
by Barney
Tue May 25, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Critical Velocity?
Replies: 32
Views: 16883

Re: Critical Velocity?

I thoght that I read somewhere Tinman that your rest is ~1:00 for every 1k @ CV pace (1k=1:00 rest, 2k=2:00 rest, etc.)?  I've read so much, I may be confusing this, but this is what I have always followed.  When I'm not "in shape", I sometimes increase the recovery time slightly, as to not make the...