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by ap4305
Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Training Methods
Replies: 8
Views: 3736

Re: Training Methods

At the front of races, part of the dilution comes from there simply being more races; perhaps an expression of how we have elevated participation as the priority.  Gosh, during prime racing seasons it seems there's at least a half dozen 5k's around every city and town every weekend.  In the marathon...
by ap4305
Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Training Methods
Replies: 8
Views: 3736

Re: Training Methods

Some good observations.  I don't think things become overcomplicated per se, but I do think that free access to ideas has made it a greater challenge for people to filter information.  Its easy to lose sight of priorities and just throw a bunch of technologies at a problem without actually understan...
by ap4305
Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Will a 10 week summer base cover a miler through June?
Replies: 6
Views: 2623

Re: Will a 10 week summer base cover a miler through June?

[quote="gman"] I also think playing basketball as long as she did gave her a great base of fitness and made her a better runner than had she focused just on running earlier.  It kept up her mobility, flexibility, speed, strength, just her overall athleticism.  I would advocate a runner continue in a...
by ap4305
Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Upcoming webinar
Replies: 0
Views: 3094

Upcoming webinar

TheRunZone friends, I have been invited by USA Triathlon to present on the topic of strength training for female endurance athletes next Wednesday.  Good opportunity for any coaches needing Continuing Education Units with their certifying organizations.  Of course, we also hope to provide a few nugg...
by ap4305
Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Wasting my time?
Replies: 7
Views: 3303

Re: Wasting my time?

To follow up on Tinman's reply, I think there's also more "bang for your buck" in adding second runs on your workout days, versus doubling on easy days.  Not all miles are fungible.  3-5 extra easy miles on a big workout day is often a better fit than turning your easy days into 5+5=10, or ~20% of y...
by ap4305
Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: What is an ATR workout?
Replies: 9
Views: 3534

Re: What is an ATR workout?

ATR = Tinman tempo pace 10 mile tempo...might be appropriate for some; might be crushing for others.  In my opinion, I don't think you need to send your entire team out for a ten mile tempo to have a clue of what they'd run for 3-5k racing.  I get the point about diagnostics (someone lacking in endu...
by ap4305
Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Tinman Philosophy and Cross Country
Replies: 7
Views: 4806

Re: Tinman Philosophy and Cross Country

[quote="gman"] get her blood work done and monitor her iron levels closely, maybe 3-4 times/year.  Need to ensure to ask specifically for ferritin testing.  [/quote] Great point.  Unfortunately, the modern medical system typically forces us to jump through countless hoops for something like this, bu...
by ap4305
Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Intervals
Replies: 16
Views: 5829

Re: Intervals

[quote="dkggpeters"] When you did your HMP intervals listed on the link above (ie - 6 x 1 mile) what recoveries did you use?  I am assuming between 1 and 2 minutes.  You also did a lot of these in favor of long tempo runs, why was this? [/quote] Generally 90 sec, though I believe the very last sessi...
by ap4305
Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Intervals
Replies: 16
Views: 5829

Re: Intervals

[quote="dkggpeters"] I ran the 8 x 1 min a little to fast at 3K pace but these felt really good and I liked this workout a ton more then a 4 x 1,200 @ 5K pace that I had planned. [/quote] Remember too there's no rule saying "thou shall run 1200m reps at 5k pace or not at all."  4 x 1200m at 6-8k pac...
by ap4305
Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:06 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Intervals
Replies: 16
Views: 5829

Re: Intervals

[quote="dkggpeters"] ap4305,  what length of intervals would you recommend for 5k pace and 3k pace?  I noticed you did a lot of 1 min 5k pace intervals with 1 min recovery during your buildup to the marathon in 2010.  I was always under the impression that longer intervals of 4 to 5 minutes were pre...
by ap4305
Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Intervals
Replies: 16
Views: 5829

Re: Intervals

VO2 (~7-8 mins) and 5k (~13+ mins) will be different, but both can definitely have a place in a marathon plan (whether they SHOULD will vary by individual).  Key is overall volume and length of recovery between reps.  5k paced reps can be a good, sensible leg speed workout if you don't compress the ...
by ap4305
Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: A good article reinforcing making easy days...easy
Replies: 7
Views: 3297

Re: A good article reinforcing making easy days...easy

[quote="Jim"] I'm trying to find that article on Competitor.com where Matt Firzgerald debunked the 180 steps a minute argument. [/quote] The guys at Sweat Science have also tried to bring sanity to the 180spm dogma. http://sweatscience.com/the-problem-with-180-strides-per-minute-some-personal-data/ ...
by ap4305
Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: A good article reinforcing making easy days...easy
Replies: 7
Views: 3297

Re: A good article reinforcing making easy days...easy

[quote="runthe8"] ap- How much should cadence slow when running slowly?  Just curious...I actually do run at about 180 steps per minute when I'm running tempo pace or faster, but I'm sure it's less when I'm trotting along. [/quote] We really don't know for sure, but we do know the evidence behind 18...
by ap4305
Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: A good article reinforcing making easy days...easy
Replies: 7
Views: 3297

Re: A good article reinforcing making easy days...easy

Overall a valuable reminder, even though I question some of her other points ("if your easy days aren’t easy, you didn’t go hard enough on your hard days"..."run with a metronome (~App on iphone) set at 180 (steps a minute).")
by ap4305
Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: "My Running"
Topic: Running Times Training Article
Replies: 19
Views: 20742

Re: Running Times Training Article

[quote="Jim"] Depends on your age and experience.  I'm 47 and have been running 31 years and I know enough to stay away from a load of really fast training.  A pile of easy mileage, long runs, Tinman prescribed tempos and a touch of speed works for us old guys. [/quote] Great point.  Any sound train...