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Many times we make training more complex than necessary (Read 269 times)

    This is a good (very short) article on the basics of training. The hard, easy, easy approach with long runs counted as a hard session is pretty much the foundation of how I train, with the long progression run a go-to marathon/half marathon workout.

     

    http://www.levelrenner.com/2013/10/02/the-long-run-revisited/

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      This is a good (very short) article on the basics of training. The hard, easy, easy approach with long runs counted as a hard session is pretty much the foundation of how I train, with the long progression run a go-to marathon/half marathon workout.

       

      http://www.levelrenner.com/2013/10/02/the-long-run-revisited/

       

      Thanks, Mikey.

      "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus

        Pretty much agree with this article.  Especially the Hard/Easy/Easy approach, I always try to give myself at least two 'easy' days after a hard run and I always count a long run as a 'hard' effort even if it is LSD.  Problem for me (and of course, everyone knows this) is that Hard/Easy is not discrete - more like a continuous level of effort ranging from Easy--------------------------->Hard.  You're really always somewhere in between the two endpoints.  That's the difficulty of managing training that I've found.

         

        The thing that always throws me, even after many years of running, is what really should I consider 'Easy' at any given point in my training?  If I do some strides or short intervals or even drills in the midst of what is supposed to be an 'easy' day in the middle of my marathon build did I just move that day to the 'hard side of the ledger?  I'm always evaluating and re-evaluating where I am in terms of recovery.  I believe I think more about recovery runs than I do about the 'hard' workouts, seems to work pretty well for me.


        No Talent Drips

          "Consistency over many years is probably the key to success at all distances"

           

          This is what I'm working on now. I've been an "on-one-year, off-the-next" guy for too many years. Thanks for the article...

           

          You should go get the clap just so you can give it to her. --beef

            His plan is a little more specific than "run lots; mostly slow, sometimes fast" (which is my secret formula), but it's got a lot of good points.

            Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


            The Irreverent Reverand

              Nice article. I was hooked, until he talked about running a 5:44 pace for 26.2 ... Shocked

               

              This is a good (very short) article on the basics of training. The hard, easy, easy approach with long runs counted as a hard session is pretty much the foundation of how I train, with the long progression run a go-to marathon/half marathon workout.

               

              http://www.levelrenner.com/2013/10/02/the-long-run-revisited/

              Husband. Father of three. Lutheran pastor. National Guardsman. Runner. Political junkie. Baseball fan.

               

              Goals for 2014:

              Sub-3:30 marathon; run for a year free from major injuries or interruptions

              PRs: 3:27 marathon; 1:41 half; 45:07 10K; 23:26 5K; 6:02 mile; <12 parsecs Kessel Run


              Queen of 3rd Place

                Right to the point...thanks.

                Ex runner

                  This is a good (very short) article on the basics of training. The hard, easy, easy approach with long runs counted as a hard session is pretty much the foundation of how I train, with the long progression run a go-to marathon/half marathon workout.

                   

                  http://www.levelrenner.com/2013/10/02/the-long-run-revisited/

                   

                  Thanks man!

                    What? No intervals in logarithmic progression? No resolving calculus problems during the lactate runs? No reciting classic greek poetry aloud during the strides?
                    OMG! I got it all wrong then :_(


                    Interval Junkie --Nobby

                      No resolving calculus problems during the lactate runs?

                       

                      This is integral to my training regime.

                      2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

                      Current Status 08/28: Slowly working back up from a pelvic stress fracture.  4mil distance PR w00t!

                         

                        This is integral to my training regime.

                         

                        We all have our limits.

                        When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?

                          ... with the long progression run a go-to marathon/half marathon workout.

                          I ran a bad race tactically, but I just LOVED these last fall.  Good stuff (and so is the link).

                          “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman


                          old woman w/hobby

                            Thanks, Mikey.

                            steph  

                             

                            OCD  If you don't laugh...   

                              I realize that it is the general idea that counts here, but to get more specific, how is this a 9 day cycle? Why not a 3 day cycle? Is it that one should be incorporating different types of "hard days" in the 3 hard days of the 9 day cycle? (that seems to make sense) or something else?

                                I realize that it is the general idea that counts here, but to get more specific, how is this a 9 day cycle? Why not a 3 day cycle? Is it that one should be incorporating different types of "hard days" in the 3 hard days of the 9 day cycle? (that seems to make sense) or something else?

                                yes, the general idea is to rotate a long run, tempo, and speed workout as the hard workout days.  The big thing here, is that you're identifying the long run as a key workout, and giving it recovery space.

                                 

                                MTA: some people do combo workouts, hill repeats, Michigan's etc, but I'm trying to go along with the KISS theme

                                Know thyself.

                                 

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