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by dilluh
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Progression from CV near peak racing
Replies: 9
Views: 8448

Re: Progression from CV near peak racing

wolde- For what it's worth, I notice maximum fitness gains from doing workouts at moderate pace with a slight progression over the last few minutes (only if I'm feeling good). On other days, I respond well to short (10 - 30 second) build-ups on the flats and short (7-15 seconds) bursts up hills. I ...
by dilluh
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Progression from CV near peak racing
Replies: 9
Views: 8448

Re: Progression from CV near peak racing

Yeah, I've read that a couple times, dilluh. Actually probably twice a year for the past 3 years lol. I've followed toms advice for a while now. His ideas etc are backed up by Seiler and others and they've worked for my team. It's just these d$@& articles like the one above have a sirens call or so...
by dilluh
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Progression from CV near peak racing
Replies: 9
Views: 8448

Re: Progression from CV near peak racing

See this thread for an in-depth discussion from Tinman: http://www.therunzone.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3336 The TL;DR version is that VO2 max workouts aren't all they're cracked up to be unless you are at an elite level. There are other parts of the house to take care of that will have far more influ...
by dilluh
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: How to train most effectively on hard surfaces
Replies: 3
Views: 2525

Re: How to train most effectively on hard surfaces

1. The kids who took the winter off or played another sport usually stay injury free which is causing the kids to not trust winter/year around training. 2. I also believe they are going too fast on non CV and tempo days. For instant, one of our kids, who currently runs 17:17 for 5k, likes to run 6:...
by dilluh
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Progression from CV near peak racing
Replies: 9
Views: 8448

Re: Progression from CV near peak racing

I think FTIR is right - as usual, and I don't think the caveat of being 50+ needs to be added. In the stamina-based training philosophy, it's better to focus time/energy on many training qualities, with a emphasis on stamina-based paces as the bulk of the workouts, rather than focusing too much time...
by dilluh
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Tinman's Blog Update
Replies: 5
Views: 6034

Re: Tinman's Blog Update

Tom, your philosophy on a long term approach to distance training is spot on, I believe. It applies not only to elite runners but those of us who have more modest goals but still want to push our abilities as best we can. Every time I see you post about steady development I think of Evan Jager. He w...
by dilluh
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: speed endurance reps rule of thumb?
Replies: 5
Views: 6060

Re: speed endurance reps rule of thumb?

If your 3:53 translated to a 14:15-14:20 5k, I'd calculate you as being able to potentially handle 25-30 min worth of CV reps and 40-50 min worth of TT. Those would be upper limits and I'd personally start significantly lower and work your way up - especially if you are more of a miler-type. Use you...
by dilluh
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: 3-day rotation questions
Replies: 6
Views: 4618

Re: 3-day rotation questions

I may have to take a stab at this for my summer training. Last year I basically took a 2.5 month hiatus (save one or two 30-45 minute easy runs per week) in order to not train through the brutal central Texas heat. Instead I focused on lap swimming and biking, and then ramped back up in the fall. It...
by dilluh
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: 3-day rotation questions
Replies: 6
Views: 4618

Re: 3-day rotation questions

The thread that FTIR referred to is pure gold! While I've never used the three day scheme, I can see how it would be effective and attractive to those who have other physically demanding aspects or time constraints in their lives. I still stick to the "big two workout" scheme that Tom devised for me...
by dilluh
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Calculating Stress Points
Replies: 1
Views: 2335

Re: Calculating Stress Points

I don't think I've ever seen Tom mention stress points before on this forum, though I could be wrong. My guess is that he has a method for the calculation that he may consider proprietary. Tom shares an awful lot about his training philosophy here and often in great detail so I don't hold it against...
by dilluh
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Half Marathon Tapering
Replies: 10
Views: 8553

Re: Half Marathon Tapering

As far as what to do, quality-wise, 9-10 days out... Tinman's schedules for me leading up to a key race have typically included a workout (usually pace-specific and continuous, i.e., not reps) that is shorter than a normal workout. For instance, I like a 2 miler at 10k pace about 4 days out from a k...
by dilluh
Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Half Marathon Training Plan
Replies: 5
Views: 3728

Re: Half Marathon Training Plan

Looking closer at the plan, I think I agree with Shug. It is an aggressive approach, especially throwing in another 13 miler in the mix. This shades a bit closer to marathon training than it does to HM training, IMO. I'd be worried I wouldn't be snappy enough come race day with that much total weekl...
by dilluh
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Half Marathon Training Plan
Replies: 5
Views: 3728

Re: Half Marathon Training Plan

Honestly, I wouldn't change anything. It looks like you've got a well rounded approach already. There aren't any magic workouts that'll beat consistently nailing the workouts you are already doing. The only thing I'd say is that you may want to incorporate more non-treadmill miles if you can.
by dilluh
Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: CV question to knowlagable sources
Replies: 2
Views: 3175

Re: CV question to knowlagable sources

If you go to Tinman's other page you'll find this: http://runningprs.com/comparison.html That chart basically boils it down quite succinctly: spread the majority of your energy over a variety of paces/qualities (with stamina being the foundational pace zone) and only spend a small amount of energy o...
by dilluh
Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Amazing
Replies: 12
Views: 9281

Re: Amazing

I cant' access them either. The link just brings me to the main runzone.com page.

Perhaps Ron can help?