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by ap4305
Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Read an old post of a detailed Tinman workout...would it still be prescribed?
Replies: 2
Views: 1726

Re: Read an old post of a detailed Tinman workout...would it still be prescribed?

[quote="BURN7"] also feel the need to prepare my athlete for the speed needed to run a 4:55 1,600.  She had been doing 5 X 1,000 CV with 1:30 off followed by 200's at 800 and 1,600 pace. I will also have her run the open 400 at dual meets instead of the 1,600 to work on speed during April.  [/quote]...
by ap4305
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Transitioning from winter track to spring...sample workouts.
Replies: 6
Views: 2589

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

[quote="BURN7"] I do not want to waste time and "replenish" the aerobic system like I did after her XC season as I want to continue the gains she has made with practice efforts. Does Tinman ever suggest a pure anaerobic phase.  Like 800 pace reps with lots of rest or is that never part of the plan? ...
by ap4305
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: What about "keeping the ball rolling" for swimmers?
Replies: 4
Views: 1911

Re: What about "keeping the ball rolling" for swimmers?

[quote="Nrun"] Yes, I agree about being odd no advice for the summer. There are local swim clubs but my son hasn't liked the people in them so much due to personality conflicts, so he prefers not to re-join in the summer. The coach at college does have them being pretty intense, i guess. they train ...
by ap4305
Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: What about "keeping the ball rolling" for swimmers?
Replies: 4
Views: 1911

Re: What about "keeping the ball rolling" for swimmers?

Training frequency is even more important for swimming than for running since swimming is a more foreign activity to us humans.  That's why we start swimmers doing doubles at a very young age.  Other than for open water/ultra-distance specialists, virtually all swim training is interval form.  Howev...
by ap4305
Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Making more sense AND my "elite" coaching books remain closed!
Replies: 2
Views: 1683

Re: Making more sense AND my "elite" coaching books remain closed!

Good points.  Sound personalized coaching is always superior to generic training plans. The people who write books do have experience with "mortal" runners...but you aren't getting them personally; you're getting generic plans they wrote.    What's important is to learn principles to hone your thoug...
by ap4305
Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Training during a short week during state series.
Replies: 10
Views: 3195

Re: Training during a short week during state series.

[quote="FTIR"] I can't even count the number of meets let alone the number of races...  Why is she running 2 races for these meets? As I recall she is targeting the spring, why is she running nationals this winter?  The invitational on the 25th sounds like overkill as well. 6 miles easy is enough fo...
by ap4305
Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Hansons Marathon Book
Replies: 5
Views: 2656

Re: Hansons Marathon Book

[quote="FTIR"] ap, As far as ideal marathon training goes, do you think a 16 mile long run is any less ideal than trying to race a marathon on less than 70 mpw? [/quote] Good question.  I'd say the 16 mile long(est) run is less ideal.  Quite simply, it makes more concessions in a key area (the long ...
by ap4305
Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Hansons Marathon Book
Replies: 5
Views: 2656

Re: Hansons Marathon Book

Sounds like the schedules are very similar (or identical?) to what they have published in Running Times articles. Overall, a decent generic yet truncated approach that anecdotally has worked for several experienced marathoners who have many seasons of 20+ milers and marathon races under their belts....
by ap4305
Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: New to Site and Concepts Like CV Training
Replies: 16
Views: 14237

Re: New to Site and Concepts Like CV Training

[quote="BURN7"] I figured following the Vigil plan she should be at the 85% effort.  Is CV training and Vigil's repeat miles the same concept?  Should I back off the 5:40 pace or is Vigil's approach on target?  I wanted her to hit 5:20 repeat miles by April to setup a peak.  Am I way off when traini...
by ap4305
Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Bodyweight and performance
Replies: 28
Views: 10586

Re: Bodyweight and performance

[quote="Nrun"] I also wanted to point out this new study ( http://abcnews.go.com/Health/weight-loss-techniques-work/story?id=16762211#.UABNn47jjhI ) suggesting that keeping a food journal is one of the few interventions (along with regular meals and not eating at restaurants) that is most succesful ...
by ap4305
Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Plantar Fascitis Developing
Replies: 13
Views: 4503

Re: Plantar Fascitis Developing

[quote="Clell"] I'm glad you posted. It helps with insight for sure.  The questions may seem a little critical, but Tom's explanations and yours have helped me (a novice) to understand how to train better. [/quote] Not being critical…Just a few things going on that seem un-Tinman-like based on the i...
by ap4305
Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Plantar Fascitis Developing
Replies: 13
Views: 4503

Re: Plantar Fascitis Developing

[quote="Bush runner"] It may not be what you want to hear, but if I understand correctly, you've gone from 60 miles a week to 90+ in the heat, and now you have your eyes set on 100+ miles as well as looking for ways to augment your training to avoid injury.  I suspect that this is the very problem y...
by ap4305
Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Running pace question
Replies: 25
Views: 8232

Re: Running pace question

[quote="runkona"] Btw ....really run 40 mins straight @cv pace 6:15? [/quote] CV pace is the pace you can run for (approximately) 40 minutes straight at max effort.  CV workout is not 40 minutes continuous; you may be confusing CV with Tinman tempo, as 40 minutes at Tinman tempo pace is often an app...
by ap4305
Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Training in the heat/humidity
Replies: 11
Views: 4188

Re: Training in the heat/humidity

For these situations, I like to use some metaphors offered by legendary throws coach Dan John.  Life presents three types of situations: green light, yellow light, and red light. 1)  Green light: your environment and life in general are ideal for quality training.  These are periods where you can tr...