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by ap4305
Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: coaching MS girls and running form question
Replies: 47
Views: 12442

Re: coaching MS girls and running form question

[quote="Tinman"] *Think like a gymnastics or swimming coach [/quote] Great analogy.  Reading the pace clock and learning to pace are some of the first thing the little 7-8 year olds learn in swimming.  Part of this happens by convenience as short course pools are 25 yds/mtrs, so they accumulate many...
by ap4305
Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: "My Running"
Topic: Running Times Training Article
Replies: 19
Views: 20734

Re: Running Times Training Article

[quote="distcoach"] little different than Tinman training! [/quote] On paper yes.  But although they put far different workouts on paper, probably more similarities than differences in the key principles.  Stillwater chooses to emphasize near top-end speed, while Tinman emphasizes cruising speed/sta...
by ap4305
Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Son ran 9:40 at State meet! And a question...
Replies: 7
Views: 2932

Re: Son ran 9:40 at State meet! And a question...

[quote="runthe8"] ap- I'd like to know more about this.  When you say that the anaerobic window comes after growth velocity has stabilized, does that mean that the time to start more anaerobic work is after he is completely done growing in height? Or just that the rate of growth slows?  Don't boys o...
by ap4305
Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Son ran 9:40 at State meet! And a question...
Replies: 7
Views: 2932

Re: Son ran 9:40 at State meet! And a question...

[quote="runthe8"] I would not say Drew developed physically really early, but not late either.  He grew at least 2 inches this year and is now almost 5' 11" tall but only weighs about 128 pounds (he has a hard time keeping weight on).  He does not look this thin, but is very lean and muscular, in a ...
by ap4305
Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:43 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Son ran 9:40 at State meet! And a question...
Replies: 7
Views: 2932

Re: Son ran 9:40 at State meet! And a question...

Very nice work! Going forward....He's a freshman who just concluded an overwhelmingly productive season.  I really wouldn't worry too much about his speed for a couple "add on" races.  I'd continue with the basic theme of stamina building and just use the races themselves for speed and for the exper...
by ap4305
Fri May 31, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Racing in Very Hot Weather
Replies: 3
Views: 2183

Re: Racing in Very Hot Weather

And be sure to prepare them mentally for a completely different experience than they're used to.  The "buy in" is key.  For high schoolers especially, its a giant leap of faith to sit back and let the field gap you when you're used to controlling the race from the front.  The plan often looks nice o...
by ap4305
Mon May 27, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: "My Running"
Topic: Running too much bad for your heart...?
Replies: 2
Views: 4674

Re: Running too much bad for your heart...?

There might or might not be merit to the alarmist theories, but the experiences of an elite athlete tell us very little for the masses.  Anyone who competed in that era at the elite level is under a cloud of suspicion for what they put in their bodies.  Is it the training volume/intensity, or is it ...
by ap4305
Mon May 27, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Minimum of 20 min?
Replies: 4
Views: 2193

Re: Minimum of 20 min?

Sounds like a very literal (mis)interpretation of the research behind the American College of Sports Medicine aerobic exercise guidelines, which sets a minimum recommendation at 20 minutes 3x per week for general cardiovascular fitness, though even ACSM allows for those "workouts" to be split into s...
by ap4305
Wed May 22, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Thoughts on 1600/800 State finals week...
Replies: 12
Views: 4360

Re: Thoughts on 1600/800 State finals week...

That's a lot of quality, in my opinion... Mon, Tue, and Wed are all quality days, plus the races on Saturday. Maybe its too late for this week, but in my opinion...make Tues easy, combine tempo + 200s into same workout for Wed and lengthen rests on the 200m workout to 200m jog and just do 3-4 x 200 ...
by ap4305
Wed May 22, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: A depressing 'getting old' thread
Replies: 5
Views: 2322

Re: A depressing 'getting old' thread

[quote="UW"] Having said that my basic 'speed' is still pretty good and I can still do short sprints / hills if I want to and feel pretty good.  The major problems seem to be caused by long runs (and doing them at a luaghably slow pace doesnt seem to have improved things) and in particular any kind ...
by ap4305
Thu May 16, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Moving forward after 1 4:48. Any suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 1947

Re: Moving forward after 1 4:48. Any suggestions?

I agree w/ all of Jeff's points.  A few points to add... In the unlikely event she's undertrained with speed going into the real championships you can always "tighten the screws" at the last minute and sharpen up very near her potential.  If you overdo it too early, the ship has sailed and you can't...
by ap4305
Wed May 08, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Really Stressed with todays workout! Any suggestions?
Replies: 8
Views: 2773

Re: Really Stressed with todays workout! Any suggestions?

I'd agree that 30 sec rest maybe a bit short for the 400s.

Can she do some tempo or CV running after the race on Saturday? 
by ap4305
Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: "My Running"
Topic: Getting Back to Speed after lay off
Replies: 3
Views: 5489

Re: Getting Back to Speed after lay off

Strides, short hills, and maybe a few 200s with full recovery.  Reintroduce the basic feel and mechanics of running faster without the physiological demands of sustaining it for a distance.  You should feel fast and smooth, never straining. 
by ap4305
Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Anyone on the board try the Verheul Method?
Replies: 12
Views: 4613

Re: Anyone on the board try the Verheul Method?

[quote="BURN7"]

in our County there are 2 girls who have already run 2:12 indoors. 
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How does that affect what your athlete's body needs for her to get faster? 
by ap4305
Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Anyone on the board try the Verheul Method?
Replies: 12
Views: 4613

Re: Anyone on the board try the Verheul Method?

[quote="BURN7"] the Verheul Method and I am fascinated.  Could someone offer their input on this training?  Does it work are the recoveries really equal distance jogs or should they be shorter recoveries?  [/quote] Very similar to Ilgoi training, which many in the US are more familiar with.  If you ...