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by Barney
Fri May 14, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Long run split in two - big workout
Replies: 7
Views: 4941

Re: Long run split in two - big workout

Oro, I will add my two cents.  In 2006, I signed up for the Chicago marathon, not really considering that the bulk of my training would be done in the summer in the south (dreadful conditions).  I suffer greatly in the heat and humidity, so I decided to do a modified marathon plan.  Since I was not ...
by Barney
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Big Workout Examples
Replies: 5
Views: 4579

Re: Big Workout Examples

I can't recall if Tinman gave me this one or not, but here goes.  During my training for a HM, I did a long wave type run.  The total run was 12-15 miles with odd number miles at an EZ pace, while even number miles were at roughly HM pace.
by Barney
Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Fuelling during marathon
Replies: 18
Views: 8616

Re: Fuelling during marathon

I have known a few people that used the depletion diet with success, but I have never tried it.  If you search, "Saltin diet" there is some information.  I have included a link. http://www.ultrunr.com/carbodeplete.html I previously read other information regarding the diet.  Once depleted and carbs ...
by Barney
Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Something isn't right...
Replies: 2
Views: 2301

Something isn't right...

All, on 02/25, I went on a short cruise with my family.  I had intentions of running, but between the motion and the medication that I was taking for that motion, running (I tried) was not fun.  Needless to say, I went ~6 days without running.  Upon my return, I guess I still had my sea legs and suf...
by Barney
Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Miistakes in training
Replies: 13
Views: 7649

Re: Miistakes in training

Inconsistent training-Living in the south, it was always easy to take part of the summer as "down time."  I now simply trudge through the weather and, I believe, it has paid big time. Stop obsessing-I used to live and die by a strict schedule.  My mood was dictated by whether or not I hit a workout ...
by Barney
Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Not too bright, but need advice
Replies: 1
Views: 1998

Not too bright, but need advice

I have asked a few questions regarding my sub 3 training on here and have always received good advice. Following Thanksgiving, my nephew and others began throwing the football outside. Of course, for a teenager this was not good enough and soon I found myself (40 years of age) covering him as he ran...
by Barney
Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: question for Tinman: 4 weeks to half-marathon goal race
Replies: 20
Views: 8459

Good luck

Kudzu, small world...We have a mutual friend in Mr. L. Abbott. He used to live in Memphis and we ran together some while he was here. I, too, am running St. Jude (full) and hope to crack 3:00. Too bad, your pace isn't just :07 faster per mile - I'd love a pacer! Good luck!
by Barney
Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Tune up race/workout
Replies: 3
Views: 2541

Tune up race/workout

Judging by the way my legs are recovering from this past weekend's half-marathon - I WILL definitely be running at MP. I guess turning 40 did slow down my ability to recover!:mad:

Thanks...
by Barney
Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Tune up race/workout
Replies: 3
Views: 2541

Tune up race/workout

To all, my goal marathon is 12/05. This past Saturday, I raced a half-marathon. I always run this race, as it is ~1 month out from my goal marathon and usually gives me a good indication of if my goal is attainable or not. I PR'ed this past Saturday by :28, which is good, but the wind was terrible (...
by Barney
Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Marathon Pacing Strategy
Replies: 9
Views: 8079

Marathon Pacing Strategy

I will provide update on Dec. 5th...
by Barney
Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:37 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Marathon Pacing Strategy
Replies: 9
Views: 8079

Marathon Pacing Strategy

Thanks so much for the insight, so far. It was my belief that 3 mins. faster at the half was a bit much. I have never been one to attempt to "bank time." Early on though, I overestimated my marathon fitness. My excitement continues to build. Thanks!
by Barney
Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:05 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Marathon Pacing Strategy
Replies: 9
Views: 8079

Marathon Pacing Strategy

Tinman and others, I came across this article recently regarding marathon pacing. http://www.runningtimes.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=17908 In Pete Pfitzinger's article, he wrote: For most marathoners in the 2:30 to 4:00 range, the most effective pacing strategy is to run the first half of the marath...
by Barney
Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: 5k Predictor
Replies: 1
Views: 2794

5k Predictor

Anyone have any type of predictor workout that they use for a 5k race? It seems that I have read, somewhere, that running 4x1 mile w/1:30 rest is a good predictor of 5k pace. From what I understand, the pace that you avg. for the miles, should be close to your 5k race pace. Anyone use this or have o...
by Barney
Fri May 22, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Ways to manage "summer heat"
Replies: 32
Views: 12310

Ways to manage "summer heat"

My two cents...When very hot here in Memphis (above 90F), I take Lava Salts as Tinman had suggested several years ago. I've previously been diagnosed as having hyperhydrosis, so I have to be VERY careful in the summertime. I usually also drink a great deal of water all year round, but I drink a bit ...
by Barney
Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: max HR in race
Replies: 8
Views: 3989

max HR in race

A few years ago, I had mine up to ~207 bpm. I was 38 at the time and the "test" was conducted in 80F temps and included intervals, followed by hill repeats. I just had to know my max HR! Once I found it out, I didn't believe it, changed the batteries in the HRM and completed the torture test again 1...