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by Spider Man
Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Gagliano Workout Opinion
Replies: 5
Views: 4083

Re: Gagliano Workout Opinion

CoachRonG ... excellent post!
by Spider Man
Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Gagliano Workout Opinion
Replies: 5
Views: 4083

Re: Gagliano Workout Opinion

What that reminds me of is Renato Canova's training programme for his Kenyan athletes ... where he would have specific days that included 2 "effort" sessions ... usually a tempo type run, & a faster workout ... I think he calls is "special (or specific) block" ... the key though for Canova is that i...
by Spider Man
Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:22 am
Forum: "My Running"
Topic: Supplements
Replies: 22
Views: 39984

Re: Supplements

Thanks Clell ... I was referring to such products. ... As for "natural" enhancers, as I said, I did use strong coffee as a pre-race boost. It's very much up to the individual, but any benefits are likely to be very marginal ... there's no substitute to good, solid, sensible training.
by Spider Man
Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: "My Running"
Topic: Supplements
Replies: 22
Views: 39984

Re: Supplements

I would be extremely wary of the various options suggested ... in particular, any branded product that you have to pay $$$ for should be avoided ... there is strong evidence that many branded supplements have small  traces of prohibited PEDs ... why take the risk?! Scientific "evidence" for the bene...
by Spider Man
Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: cv fartleks and tinman tempos on grass
Replies: 18
Views: 6529

Re: cv fartleks and tinman tempos on grass

FTIR ... some good insights there ... certainly, to perform at your best you need to: run consistently; run a decent volume of training; insert "effort sessions" occasionally (or even on a regular weekly basis); BUT at the end of the day it must be training that builds up your competitive reserves, ...
by Spider Man
Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Really long but great pice on training from Steve Magness.
Replies: 1
Views: 1591

Re: Really long but great pice on training from Steve Magness.

Nice article ... thank you! ... This is clearly not a recent article (from Steve Magness) ... it would be interesting what aspects of his thinking he might have changed following his experiences (with Salazar, & now a collegiate team) over the past 2-3 years. ... The thing I like about Magness is th...
by Spider Man
Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Moderate Intensity Approach
Replies: 0
Views: 3931

Moderate Intensity Approach

Interesting article by Steve Magness on his "The Science of Running" website ...

http://www.scienceofrunning.com/2013/08/training-to-failure-good-idea-or-bad.html#more

Kind of backs up the general approach advocated by Tinman
by Spider Man
Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:05 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Training Methods
Replies: 8
Views: 3736

Re: Training Methods

I would endorse the sentiments of the original poster ... running is (& should be) at heart a simple sport. I think there are a number of reasons to explain the trend (from the 80s onwards) to over complicate things .... To focus on one .... I can recall (here in the UK) waiting avidly each month to...
by Spider Man
Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Mile Race Warm-Up?
Replies: 9
Views: 4040

Re: Mile Race Warm-Up?

In last week's edition of Athletics Weekly (UK publication) there was a short article that stated that scientists @ the English Institute of Sport had experimented with 800m runners running 2 x 200m "hard" as part of their warm-up ... the result was that this had had a positive impact on the race ti...
by Spider Man
Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: My Athlete Made Running Times!
Replies: 2
Views: 1592

Re: My Athlete Made Running Times!

Very nice article!

Well done Burn7 (& Josette) ... another success story for Tinman's "moderate intensity" approach.
by Spider Man
Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: State Champion!
Replies: 4
Views: 1973

Re: NJ State Champion!

"Well Done" to your Girl ... you must be really proud, & ... "Well Done" coach for having the courage to change your former coaching approach, & adopting the Tinman philosophy/method ... it's can be really surprising how a moderate intensity approach can lead to such big gains!
by Spider Man
Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Transitioning from winter track to spring...sample workouts.
Replies: 6
Views: 2592

Re: Transitioning from winter track to spring...sample workouts.

I have to agree 100% with ap4305 ...

Unless you "replenish" her aerobic system in the coming weeks, she will run SLOWER in Spring Track not faster.
Anaerobic type training (especially for 1500m/3000m type runners) is vastly, vastly over-rated.
by Spider Man
Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: General Structure for Spring Track Training Plan
Replies: 4
Views: 2169

Re: General Structure for Spring Track Training Plan

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Your "formula" certainly makes sense and I 100% share your goal of developing HS runners for the long term and for the love of the sport. 

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John ... The "formula" also provides high quality, consistent performances ... that are sustainable throughout the racing season.
by Spider Man
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Pre's (Dellinger's) 30/40 Workout
Replies: 16
Views: 6390

Re: Pre's (Dellinger's) 30/40 Workout

Hi Burn7, I'm not clear as to whether you mean her to run her race in this fashion (uneven 200s) or in addition (on the same day) to her 3200m race. Personally, if you are confident that she is head & shoulders above her opposition, I would focus on the race (3200m) but practice different tactics (e...
by Spider Man
Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: How to build up CV running?
Replies: 10
Views: 5312

Re: How to build up CV running?

Linus, I'm in agreement with WellPark & Jim ... all the signs from your comments points to you doing your CV reps too quickly ... the exact pace should be around 'on the day' 10K race pace ... you need to know what this pace is exactly, or you will just run each repetition too quickly/hard. Slowing ...