>General Running>Nice Summary of Jthe Jack Daniels training method in RW
When you're on your deathbed, you won't be wishing that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will be wishing that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, then you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
Passion is a rather frightening thing because if you have passion you don't know where it will take you.
When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
I guess you've already been drinking some of the 80 proof, since that's not an asterisk.
PS - I am belated Jeffgoblue, but I hope you are healing well from the hernia surgery!
I'm biting my tongue on this.
Personally, I'm still unsure about #4 (Pump up your stride rate to 180 per minute). I hear this all the time, and I believe it -- for racing and speedwork. But it doesn't seem to work for me for easy/slow runs. Daniels analyzed Olympians in competition and determined 180 was optimal. Ever since the, everyone says 180! 180! Fine for going fast, but not slow, IMHO.
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Nah. My position on cadence has been well-documented. I'm not getting into arguments today.
Fair enough. Personally, I just run whatever feels natural and try not to mess with it. I settle in at close to 180 when running fast, and if that's what's most efficient, I guess I'm lucky. Seems like the kind of thing that will cause injury if you tinker with it too much.
I think one of the things that sometimes gets lost in the shuffle when trying to dissect theories and applications is the real world mechanics. As was mentioned by an above poster, most runners are fairly close to that 180 magic number. I think if you look at mechanics to see heel strike, body position, etc. then you can determine if a runner is performing efficiently or not. just my 2 cents worth. That being said, a lot of my team's training program is rooted in the philosophy of what Daniels has written about.
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