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by FTIR
Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Recovery From Workouts- Same as Races?
Replies: 1
Views: 4049

Re: Recovery From Workouts- Same as Races?

First, do you happen to live in Maryland? I know a JP Lynch who lives in Maryland. Tom will have to answer this to get it completely correct because the recovery power of an 18 year old can be "off the charts" if all they are doing in the summer is sleeping, eating and running. But without his input...
by FTIR
Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Posterior tibial dysfunction
Replies: 2
Views: 4354

Re: Posterior tibial dysfunction

Every injury is a little different, and we're not MDs, so don't take this too seriously. I have, well maybe had, ITBS and bursitis. I tried a buildup similar to what Tom describes last fall. It worked really well and after 18 months off, my conditioning came back amazingly fast. Unfortunately, I fel...
by FTIR
Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Adjusting paces
Replies: 3
Views: 5674

Re: Adjusting paces

If you look around on here, Tom has posted on using time trials to figure this out. The time trials might have been 2400m but I'm not sure. The thing to remember is that you want them pegging their stamina work to what they can do on the day of the workout. That might be on the order of 12 seconds p...
by FTIR
Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Interval Work During Base Phase
Replies: 9
Views: 8310

Re: Interval Work During Base Phase

It depends on what you mean by the buildup part of a base phase. Are you talking about the first two or three weeks when you haven't done anything for two or three weeks or are you talking the fourth through sixth week after taking two weeks easy with just strides and 3 mile jogs every other day? Fo...
by FTIR
Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Periodized or consistent training
Replies: 9
Views: 5311

Re: Periodized or consistent training

I think your impression is correct but I think we need to know more to decide on a particular case. How old are you? Roughly how good are you? Maybe most important, how much other stress do you have in your life and does it cluster in particular parts of the year? For example, through most of my 40s...
by FTIR
Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: 800 Meter Training
Replies: 8
Views: 7428

Re: 800 Meter Training

"is it fair to say that if you have better speed than endurance across events than you would be more likely to thrive with 400/800 type training?" There are many cases where the answer is no. It takes much less time to fully train your speed than your endurance. Two simple examples, if you are switc...
by FTIR
Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Fundamental Training Question
Replies: 19
Views: 19984

Re: Fundamental Training Question

I think Captain Blood is in better shape than I was giving him credit for. A couple years back, I built my daily running time to 70 minutes. I too had trouble keeping quality in two of the 70 minute runs. I think dilluh and dkggpeters are right in terms of needing modulation/a long run. If you look ...
by FTIR
Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Fundamental Training Question
Replies: 19
Views: 19984

Re: Fundamental Training Question

While I don't disagree with dkggpeters, exactly, he is a marathoner. A long run is more important to him than it is to a miler who happens to run 5/10ks. The miler will also require more recovery from a long run than a marathoner. dkggpeters is certainly correct that it is very easy to increase the ...
by FTIR
Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Fundamental Training Question
Replies: 19
Views: 19984

Re: Fundamental Training Question

Unless you have stopped improving, you don't need to add more workouts or even a long run, just slowly up your tempo and CV paces. My guess is that you can't recover in less than 72 hours, not so much because you are 40 something (if I remember correctly) but more because you are not fast enough, YE...
by FTIR
Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: moderate pace running
Replies: 12
Views: 12114

Re: moderate pace running

There is lots of Mike stuff on here. "Some people might assume that Mike had no speed, but that's not true. He actually got faster over short distances by training as he did. He could run nothing faster than about 5 minutes pace during 1-hour runs, but he could easily crank out 5 x 1 mile in 4:35 on...
by FTIR
Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: moderate pace running
Replies: 12
Views: 12114

Re: moderate pace running

A straight moderate run could be quite a bit different but if you inject just the right amount of CV pace to an EZ run I don't think it has to be impossible to do it every day. Not that I'm saying you would want to... As to your question, if you look around on here long enough you will find Tom wrot...
by FTIR
Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: moderate pace running
Replies: 12
Views: 12114

Re: moderate pace running

My question about moderate paced running is, to do it often say five or six days a week, do you have to stay right at moderate pace or can you mix say CV and EZ pace to create a fartlek run that averages just below moderate pace?
by FTIR
Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: moderate pace running
Replies: 12
Views: 12114

Re: moderate pace running

From back in 2009: Depleteion of glycogen, which is the stored form of carbohydrate, is the key to stimulating growth of mitochondria in a type of muscle fiber. To maximally stimulate mitochondria growth in slow twitch fibers, most runners must reach an intensity between 80-90% of Vo2 max; above whi...
by FTIR
Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: CV and TT - but based on what race distance?
Replies: 6
Views: 3990

Re: CV and TT - but based on what race distance?

3k time is a starting point but you are really trying to figure out the time you could run on the day of the workout. For example, you most likely rested up for your race weekend and the races were indoors. In a few weeks, you will be outside, slightly tired from your mileage and maybe running at 6:...
by FTIR
Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Newborns and Running
Replies: 21
Views: 7397

Re: Newborns and Running

Josh,
Tinman's getting it done plan is gold. To take it one step further, carve out a similar hour for your wife. She may or may not be up to or interested in exercise but she will appreciate an hour of time that she completely controls for her own needs.