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by Spider Man
Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Longer easy runs at “very” easy pace...
Replies: 54
Views: 36190

Re: Longer easy runs at “very” easy pace...

Quote: "What I am taking away from this excellent discussion is that it’s not necessarily about LSD, it’s about running within yourself (a Tinman philosophy). It’s about maintaining a solid long run no matter what event you train for (again, a Tinman philosophy). It’s about consistently getting in a...
by Spider Man
Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Longer easy runs at “very” easy pace...
Replies: 54
Views: 36190

Re: Longer easy runs at “very” easy pace...

Gabe, Sounds very familiar ... same here in the UK ... e.g. London Marathon (40,000 "participants" but few "racers") ... Plenty of young kids (9-15) taking part in XC & track, but too many are turned off by too hard (i.e. speed) training they are subjected to ... lots of great talent going to waste!
by Spider Man
Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Longer easy runs at “very” easy pace...
Replies: 54
Views: 36190

Re: Longer easy runs at “very” easy pace...

Thanks Gabe!

It's always good to learn how different countries have developed their running culture ...
Any thoughts on why the Scandinavian countries no longer appear to produce world-class distance runners?

cheers,
Alan.
by Spider Man
Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Longer easy runs at “very” easy pace...
Replies: 54
Views: 36190

Re: Longer easy runs at “very” easy pace...

Joe Henderson is one of the wisest men who writes on running ... though his wisdom did come from the experiences of pushing his body too hard, too often ... the full text of "Long Slow Run" (with other examples) can be found here ... http://www.joehenderson.com/longslowdistance/home.php?article= In ...
by Spider Man
Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: supramaximal interval training for 10k
Replies: 5
Views: 2510

Re: supramaximal interval training for 10k

Hi Runkona, The original post was in the form of a question ... The question you should have asked was "SHOULD this be done?" Supramaximal intervals may well (as you state) have a roll to play in races that last LESS than 10 minutes, but as the current 10K WR stands @ 26 minutes 20 seconds approx (i...
by Spider Man
Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Maffetone Training
Replies: 73
Views: 36796

Re: Maffetone Training

The reason that Renato Canova is so highly regarded is because of his willingness to share and explain his training approach/method/philosophy ... His approach is distinctive but rooted in European training methods ... most notably the Italian School that spawned & developed numerous Marathon talent...
by Spider Man
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Herb Lindsay - a great road runner from my early days of running
Replies: 2
Views: 2271

Re: Herb Lindsay - a great road runner from my early days of running

Nice read! ... I can recall as a young student (in the UK) being inspired by runners such as Herb who featured regularly in the US publication "The Runner" which I was fortunate enough to get a regular copy of ... Herb always looked to be an accessible kind of athlete/guy ... someone that the averag...
by Spider Man
Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Summer of Malmo vs. Lydiard vs. Tinman base phase
Replies: 10
Views: 7905

Re: Summer of Malmo vs. Lydiard vs. Tinman base phase

Interesting question, & an interesting observation regards your experiences of the Lydiard Base Training. Lydiard termed this Base Period as "Marathon Conditioning" so it's not altogether that surprising that you feel unable to move up the gears towards 10K & 5K race pace ... to do that you need to ...
by Spider Man
Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Be careful what you read on training - This makes me laugh.
Replies: 29
Views: 8986

Re: Be careful what you read on training - This makes me laugh.

As a general rule, Running Times ... which I read online ... is an excellent publication with wonderful profiles of Collegiate & High School runners, & frequent contributions by class writers/coaches such as Roger Robinson, Pete Magill, & Greg McMillan. The training programme noted above looks more ...
by Spider Man
Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Ideas on my training
Replies: 77
Views: 20062

Re: Ideas on my training

Be careful how you term CV pace ... "fast with short rest" ... the pace will be SLOWER than your 5K race pace ... probably near 5K mile pace + 10-15 seconds ... so given your current 5K race pace is approx. 6 minutes per mile ... it will be something like 6-15 mile pace ... in addition, better start...
by Spider Man
Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Ideas on my training
Replies: 77
Views: 20062

Re: Ideas on my training

Hi Captainblood, I think there would be considerable value in you taking the time to read much of the information on this site ... forum postings, Tinman's articles etc., & the pace charts (calculator) that Tinman has on his other website ... http://runningprs.com/index.html Yo say you were a "serio...
by Spider Man
Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: eBook ideas
Replies: 23
Views: 6957

Re: eBook ideas

TM Very interesting suggestion BUT I think there would be a danger in being too specific regards workouts. The danger being that coaches/runners might strive to hit the exact number of reps & splits, when these might not be appropriate for that given day ... you always say that (for CV pace etc.) th...
by Spider Man
Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Help...9th grade son struggling
Replies: 19
Views: 6413

Re: Help...9th grade son struggling

Thanks Tinman! ... & Harry Wilson himself was a pretty decent runners in his younger days ... I always think that coaches who have been good(ish) runners themselves have a more intuitive understanding of the needs of a runner than some of the modern day (sports science background) coaches.
by Spider Man
Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Help...9th grade son struggling
Replies: 19
Views: 6413

Re: Help...9th grade son struggling

Hi Tinman, Fascinating history ... the mention of Pat Porter (sadly no longer with us) ... Here, in the UK, the World XC Championships were always televised, & I recall that Pat Porter was for years the leading American runner in that event (with an individual medal in 1983, I believe) ...  I know l...
by Spider Man
Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Help...9th grade son struggling
Replies: 19
Views: 6413

Re: Help...9th grade son struggling

FTIR ... It would certainly make the coaching process easier if you had muscle biopses conducted for all athletes at the outset ... but then again that's going down the old East German route where kids of 4-5 were tested to see what sports they were likely to excel at ... I don't think that anyone w...