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by FTIR
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: fatigue, please help
Replies: 8
Views: 2369

Re: fatigue, please help

As a place to start, I would go to see a doctor who understands how to treat athletes. To learn more about heart rate on the run zone, you most likely want to search the words heart rate monitor rather than just heart rate. For example, from 2011: Glad you have you post here! Typically when your hea...
by FTIR
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Pure Slow Twitch Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1601

Re: Pure Slow Twitch Question

I think Tom's most direct answer to your question about shorter and longer rest between reps on here is the suggestion that faster runners often respond better to shorter CV intervals while holding rest constant. But that mostly comes from questions from runners at somewhat lower performance levels ...
by FTIR
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Pure Slow Twitch Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1601

Re: Pure Slow Twitch Question

As to the last part of your question: "The thing is Salazar forgets that he ran his best marathons by using 6:30 per mile training between his "hard" workouts prescribed by Bill Dellinger. I used to have a copy of his training schedule, which showed how he trained before his first marathon. He ran h...
by FTIR
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Pure Slow Twitch Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1601

Re: Pure Slow Twitch Question

I started to write lots of my own ideas (read well read guesses with no personal experience, I'm pretty fast twitch) on the subject. Then I decided Tom's post is enough to support the idea that a normal Tinman schedule is fine for a slow twitch runner until they are pretty good, say trying to move u...
by FTIR
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: How to introduce 5k-paced training
Replies: 5
Views: 2387

Re: How to introduce 5k-paced training

This still isn't it but it supports not doing two combo workouts in a week because, extrapolating from what Tom wrote, that would set up a peak at an unknown time but in less than 4 weeks. I also think the answer is different for a miler (someone with a pretty good 400 PR) trying to race 5k and a ma...
by FTIR
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: How to introduce 5k-paced training
Replies: 5
Views: 2387

Re: How to introduce 5k-paced training

More on combo workouts. I think I remember a post that addresses your question about one or two a week but I haven't found them yet. Since we don't know, right now, err on the side of one combo and one tempo. From 2012 Tom wrote, "It's my belief that combo workouts should focus on (either) fitness o...
by FTIR
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: How to introduce 5k-paced training
Replies: 5
Views: 2387

Re: How to introduce 5k-paced training

The first question is have you really earned the right to run the 7 x 1k plus the 200s workout? Tom's "chart" says: 5km Time Minutes of CV 35.75 - 26.81 = 12 - 16 26.80 - 21.46 = 16 - 20 21.45 - 17.88 = 20 - 24 17.87 - 15.33 = 24 - 28 15.32 - 13.41 = 28 - 32 12.6 34 So if you can't switch your worko...
by FTIR
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Indoor/Outdoor Track Question
Replies: 1
Views: 1170

Re: Indoor/Outdoor Track Question

Part of being ready to race more often is not taking two weeks off. Back in 2009 in a thread titled weight/timeoff Tom wrote: Here are the facts: Dr. Edward Coyle, among others, performed scientific research on detraining of endurance athletes, and he found that various measurable effects occured; i...
by FTIR
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: 200m/400m guy trying to run distance
Replies: 5
Views: 1797

Re: 200m/400m guy trying to run distance

This thread will give you a place to start.
http://www.therunzone.com/viewtopic.php ... wis#p12956

Details about your sprinting career and why you want to run a marathon rather than say break 17 for 5k would help narrow down the training you should do.
by FTIR
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Not breathing hard but legs full of lactic acid.
Replies: 2
Views: 1741

Re: Not breathing hard but legs full of lactic acid.

Are you mostly training Tinman style?
What is your 5kXC time and your "3200" pace?
Was the ladder on the track or a hilly loop or what?
by FTIR
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Winter Training for Track
Replies: 2
Views: 1709

Re: Winter Training for Track

You may have noticed that the site hasn't been that busy lately. I will give your question a whirl but really you need to read lots more of what is already on here. I'm not really a coach so I'm going to give you a few links to get you started. My first thought is about your 2:00 and 4:30 goals. I c...
by FTIR
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Handling Tuesday/Saturday Meets
Replies: 2
Views: 1830

Re: Handling Tuesday/Saturday Meets

When faced with this situation Tom managed to ditch the dual meets. http://www.therunzone.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2027&p=10198&hilit=training+high+school+girls#p10198 In our district that isn't possible. I know one successful coach who handles it by having only the top kids race on Saturday so they ...
by FTIR
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Bare Minimum Mile Training
Replies: 3
Views: 2814

Re: Bare Minimum Mile Training

Sorry we haven't gotten back to you but I'm a little worried that this little bit of information I write here will be worse than nothing. I know I won't get back to this thread for a while. If you really aren't in some kind of shape don't try this. "I have been doing an average of three 30-minute ca...
by FTIR
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: No hills
Replies: 5
Views: 4358

Re: No hills

Be really careful with fancier types of plyometrics. Stick with basics like skipping.

I like the other suggestions. I suggest running in long grass and/or sand.

Grass won't hit everything you need to run up hills but stronger ankles and picking up your knees a little more are a good start.