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by ap4305
Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Training Pace Equality
Replies: 8
Views: 2536

Training Pace Equality

[QUOTE=xxsprint;6321]I'm not really sure what you mean. Do you mean that 5:40 with a group should be a lot easier than 5:54 by myself, or it should be a lot harder ? And this kind of conflicts with what I thought I had understood from you - I thought that you would encourage going at a CV pace and n...
by ap4305
Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Tinman's Handy Distance Training Chart
Replies: 23
Views: 13868

Tinman's Handy Distance Training Chart

[QUOTE=Harry Hood;6085]my intervals were a little faster than 5k pace, just not by 20 seconds per mile like TM chart. It just seems like a fast interval for to sustain for a 4-5 minute duration. [/QUOTE] Because VO2 max pace is that which you can sustain for a 6-8 minute race effort (a little faster...
by ap4305
Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Tinman's Handy Distance Training Chart
Replies: 23
Views: 13868

Tinman's Handy Distance Training Chart

[QUOTE=Harry Hood;6082]Thanks!! Thats pretty cool. What kind of intervals would a max v02 session be? The pace for me about 3k pace according to your chart. I always did longer intervals- like 1200's at closer to 5k pace(like 5k-5 seconds). Everything else I'm pretty spot on.[/QUOTE] 5 x 600m at max...
by ap4305
Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Peaking for duathlon
Replies: 2
Views: 1607

Peaking for duathlon

I had a multisport background before focusing on running the past two years (under Tinman's guidance this year), so I'll chime in. The peak schedule looks OK, but I wouldn't do it every single week. Here's a suggested schedule. This isnt intended as a finished product but it seems easier to write a ...
by ap4305
Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Cross country training question
Replies: 5
Views: 2789

Cross country training question

[QUOTE=Old Guy;6016]At first glance, my thought was "Why would you care about the speed of the first mile?" Most runners blow their races in the first minute of the race. [/QUOTE] The above statement is especially true for high schoolers who bask in the glow of the Prefontaine legend and think that ...
by ap4305
Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Iron depletion
Replies: 12
Views: 3794

Iron depletion

[QUOTE=maccy]Apart from the doc, is there any other way of testing your iron levels? Also, I currently get 14mg of iron a day from a multivitamin, but do tend to eat about 100g of fish a day as well as pasta, bread, milk. As a 60kg runner this should be okay , right?[/QUOTE] I don't know of any othe...
by ap4305
Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Iron depletion
Replies: 12
Views: 3794

Iron depletion

I'm not Tinman, but I've been in your shoes before. A few things to consider. 1. What kind of numbers did you have and how far off your baseline were these readings? It can make a huge difference in recovery time whether your depletion was mild or severe. In my case, my depletion was mild and it too...
by ap4305
Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Best way to maximize aerobic capacity
Replies: 7
Views: 3838

Best way to maximize aerobic capacity

I don't think there was ever any doubt that bludgeoning yourself for a few weeks can get boost your fitness in a short period of time. The study doesn't address whether such gains fitness gains are sustainable and, more importantly, whether the athletes were actually faster in year two than in year ...
by ap4305
Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Training pace formulation
Replies: 27
Views: 7593

Training pace formulation

[QUOTE=Tinman]Note; I eliminated the Slow Tempo recently. From a physiological perspective I just don't think it's needed.[/QUOTE]

Could you elaborate on this point if you have the time? I'm simply curious to hear what led to the evolution in thinking (and I'm sure others are too).
by ap4305
Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: 1st Tempo of the Year - RPE question
Replies: 7
Views: 2559

1st Tempo of the Year - RPE question

I'm around similar 5k fitness to you Barry, and am also coming off a layoff. For my first tempo run back, Tinman had me going only four miles at a similar pace (acceptable range of 6:10-6:25, depending on conditions and how I felt). My goal race is probably more distant than what you are aiming for,...
by ap4305
Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: 6 weeks before goal half marathon
Replies: 7
Views: 2954

6 weeks before goal half marathon

"Day 6: Choice: Tempo run, CV intervals, race, or Aerobic Fartlek with some fast striders or hill reps." In those final six weeks before the HM, would those tempo runs, cruise intervals, and aerobic fartleks have a greater emphasis toward actual HM pace or would you still rely upon marathon pace and...
by ap4305
Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Starting Out Fast
Replies: 49
Views: 12040

Starting Out Fast

[QUOTE=Jman] If it was all about running a lot of miles, then we would have many runners just as fast as the africans. Jman[/QUOTE] And if was all about speed then we (USA) should be dominating the 800m and 1500m because no one else has nearly as many sub 46sec 400m guys, for whom 52-53 pace in an 8...
by ap4305
Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Starting Out Fast
Replies: 49
Views: 12040

Starting Out Fast

There seem to be two subcategories in a pacing discussion. 1) What is the fastest way to get from Start to Finish; and 2) What is the best way to place high in a race. I think most runners and coaches understand reasonably well that running an even pace is the fastest way to get from Start-to-Finish...