Post a Comment. Wednesday, May 28, Tinman marathon training philosphy. Covering To do the event well, one must have performed excellent training for several months. Committed runners should prepare well five to six months prior to a marathon race, at least.
The first two to three months should be focused on 10k training. The last two to four months should be marathon-specific training. During 10k training, one should focus on consistently doing the types of workouts that lay the foundation for marathon-specific training. In truth, there are many ways to prepare for this event but, in brief, two main approaches are viable: Approach 1: Run moderate mileage every week and do plenty of faster paced interval, tempo, or varied paced speed runs.
Approach 2: Run high mileage and do less fast running. You should not do long, fast runs during 10k training, even if you are doing high mileage. However, you could do many double day runs — two runs per day - to elevate aerobic volume.
An elite and semi-elite runner using this method would run minute per day in most cases. A club and local runner would cover minutes of running most days a weekly single run of minutes is fine. A novice runner would cover minutes of running most days a weekly 90 minute run would be fine and have days of rest per week, too. Various schedules will be shown, relative to ability classification and mileage per week. You should reach the end of your 10k training phase without fatigue, injury or malaise!
Avoid the trap of racing too often: it would deplete your adaptive reserves. Use common sense and be patient. Tinman Marathon Training is all about two words: Big Workouts. It really is that simple. Whenever you prepare for the marathon, you need to do workouts that last a long time, twice per week. If you have a history of injuries or breaking down easily that may mean you should do only One Big Workout per week.
However, most runners who do it the Tinman Way find that the shorter, slower runs between the Big Workouts make all the difference in the world. That is, they are using a bigger variance between the important key workouts and the regular, every day, runs.
For example, a club runner using a different training program might be running 10 milers every day between harder workouts but when using Tinman Marathon Training they run just 7 miles between key workouts. Though mileage builds aerobic capacity, it is not specific. Big Workouts, on the other hand, are specific. They simulate the demands of the event. When you run more than 90 minutes three important elements of exercise physiology are improved: glycogen storing, fat burning, and shock absorption.
Note there are many combinations and types of Big Workouts. I show them in my book. Hopefully, however, what I show below gives you a reasonably good enough idea of what Big Workouts are like.
One final note, do take care to build up to Big Workouts slowly. Be sure to have a graded exercise test from your cardiologist or sports medicine physician before attempting any training schedule or workout provided by me. It is assumed that you are healthy and have no injuries. It is also assumed that you have built up to such workouts over many weeks and months.But then again, no one can really claim that mantle.
Most competent coaches and training systems these days incorporate multi-pace training year-round now, for example, varying the mix depending on the season. But the way Schwartz balances all the different elements is, if not unique, rare these days, and he consistently offers interesting, outside-the-box insights you tend not to find elsewhere, as well as simple, practical ways to apply them to training.
Here are a few high points and key takeaways, to expand a bit on what was covered in Part 1. VO2max intervals: easy does it. Schwartz does employ VO2max intervals as part of the overall system, but carefully and judiciously, specifically eschewing too many of them, at least by prevailing standards, even during the peak season.
They are done less frequently, over shorter distances, and in significantly less volume per workout than insisted on by most coaches. But Schwartz has found through experience that most distance runners do not need much of this type of training to perform at a peak.
A little goes a long way, and it is easy to overdo and burn athletes out. Depending on how often an athlete races during the season, little additional VO2max -specific training may be needed beyond racing itself.
Remember: races are themselves VO2max training. Athletes often seem not to be able to comprehend, or else completely forget, that races are themselves a training stimulus — and a very intense and demanding one at that. With the often-excessive racing schedules of university athletes in America, who may be forced to double or triple in meets to score team points, this is a particularly important perception.
Too many collegiate coaches seem blind to the fact that racing at middle distances on up to m constitutes highly intense VO2max training on its own. They therefore often run their athletes into the ground by not only overracing them, but then piling lots of VO2max interval work on top of it.
VO2max training and burnout. Because a certain number of successes are practically guaranteed since their proteges are so genetically gifted, any elite-level coach will have prominent successes.
Even the checkered, inconsistent careers of quite a few of their successful athletes often suggest all is not necessarily right. The successes that these coaches do have which are not necessarily a very high percentage of the athletes who come to them are highly visible, so there will always be another athlete coming down the pike as a result.
Schwartz does not have that luxury in dealing with the runners he coaches, who come to him from all points up and down the spectrum of ability. With that approach, athletes lose the big base they have built just as the most important end-of-season championship races are approaching, and often fail to perform up to expectations.
So, Schwartz balances training so that a substantial mileage base tailored to the capacity of the individual athlete, and not overdone is maintained at all points during the season but at very reasonable, easy to moderate paces. As a bonus, injury rates are reduced because the athlete is always in touch with at least a certain amount of faster training year-round. They have been conditioned to it all along. No counterproductive superhero training that undermines long-term progress.
I would also interject here that the only reason many high-end elite athletes are able to engage in some type of superhero regime or another is because of performance-enhancing drug PED use.
Anyone who is interested in finding out more about this underbelly of elite sport soon learns that significantly enhanced recovery capacity and the ability to sustain higher workloads is one of the primary effects of PEDs. But even assuming successful results with PEDs, the athlete and coach are still forced to take regular breaks or a down period from such training as well as cycle off the drug-taking to let the body regenerate or renormalize its metabolic and hormonal systems before starting another training cycle all over again.
This includes:. You will have to dig and read through numerous posts to find information on the points referred to in the preceding bullet-point list.
U nfortunately for me — or for all of usas far as that goes — the past is the past in certain irretrievable regards. I had always had regrets about my running career when younger: that I could have performed better if I had known more and trained smarter.
Choosing the Best Marathon Training Plan: Daniels vs. Hanson
That part was and always will be frustrating. As I pondered things further, though, I began to consider, so what? Why not have fun trying to implement these insights now? For another thing, why not simply start from my current baseline, wherever it is, and see where I can go from there?
Wherever you currently are, where you are starting from is always right now, here. Like all things, running is primarily in the doing, which is enjoyed in the here and now, today. Mastery is about continually learning, adapting, and refining how you approach something. It is about what you do with that knowledge and experience to widen and deepen your control over what you are pursuing, so as to bring about a continuing evolution in the depth of your engagement with that discipline.Final Surge has partnered with professional running team Tinman Elite to be its official training and coaching platform for the season.
I use it as an effective communication tool with all levels of runners; from beginners to world record holders. So far, the Tinman Elite team has been making headlines by winning multiple national championships in a short amount of time.
In the span of one week, the runners from the Tinman Elite team won three national titles. Last weekend, Brogan won the Road to Gold 8-mile road race in Atlanta. The event served as a rehearsal for U. Olympic Trials qualifiers competing on the same course. The Tinman Elite roster currently includes Drew Hunter 2nd ranked m runner in the USA in who set the national high school indoor mile record in and was the Gatorade National Cross-Country Runner of year while in high school, and as a pro has run in multiple US Championship events, winning his first national title this year.
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The members of the team run far more than the free, online training plan available on the Hansons-Brooks website. The book is a fascinating insight into the life of a professional runner. The biggest difference between the two plans is found is in the long run, or lack thereof. My three highest weeks were 70 miles each. It is only in the long run where they differ. All of the other running was at an easy, aerobic pace.
The other main difference seems to be in the scheduling of the runs. Wednesday of each week is a rest day, or you can choose to add overall mileage by running easy miles. I am curious if anyone has used this plan before with success.
Can you tell that I like to run the numbers? Each plan has strengths that appeal to me. In fact, I feel the best approach may a hybrid of the two plans combined. What do you think is the best marathon training plan?
The Hansons training plan is a free resource, but it leaves plenty of questions. What is a speed workout? What is a strength workout? This is where Daniels has an advantage. What else could you want from a marathon training plan, or any training plan for that matter. But, as the old Internet adage goes, your mileage may vary. What of the HHM the marathon plan seems to be exactly the same as for the marathon?
Am now sitting with both Hansons Marathon 2nd Edition and HHM but was disappointed to find the half marathon plan free to download after i have already purchased both books. Why do these guys put the programs on for free yet sell the book?? Caleb, What plan did you use at the end?
And how did you feel and Perform? Cheers, Pilar. Hey Pilar, thanks for the comment. I ran the Long Beach Marathon in In my first marathon in over 6 years, I ran a I also used his plan to run a new 10K PR of Best of luck! HMM allows you to add mileage if you feel you are a subor even So, I reach miles during peak weeks and do the 20 miler in-line with HMM.
A marathoner gets beaten down by the 20 miler so 16miles is more than enough, given a 10miler the day before.This is a neat training study that compares two broad approaches to endurance training: what they refer to as a "polarized" model versus a "threshold" model. You can divide training into three basic zones: the low-intensity zone is easy mileage; the high-intensity zone is hard intervals; and the medium-intensity zone in the middle is sustained efforts like tempo runs.
In the study from researchers at the University of Stirling in Scotland, recently published in the Journal of Applied Physiologythe researchers pitted two training routines against each other:. The threshold group did a total of 7. The subjects were 12 well-trained cyclists; all the cyclists did a four-week detraining period, then did one of the training protocols for six weeks, then did another four-week detraining period, then did the other training protocol for six weeks.
Before and after training, they did a whole bunch of sophisticated muscle biopsies and metabolomic urine analyses, as well as standard performance tests like a km time trial. That's time to exhaustion while trying to maintain a predetermined pace. The polarized group clearly made bigger improvements than the threshold group, though both groups improved. There are similar results in the other performance measures, although interestingly, the muscle biopsies and urine analyses failed to find any big differences in traits like mitrochondrial activity.
So that settles it, right? We should all stop doing threshold efforts and start alternating long, slow efforts with all-out interval sessions? Well, not quite. The inevitable problem with studies like these is that they set up a false dichotomy -- in this case, between doing all threshold and no high intensity, or doing no threshold and all high intensity. But no one really does either of these extremes. Plenty of studies of elite endurance athletes have found a relatively consistent pyramid -- like this one of Canadian marathoners who were doing Several people weighed in on Twitter about the study, like noted physiologist Andy Jones of the University of Exeter currently best known as the guy behind the beet juice craze, but with long experience working with top athletes like Paula Radcliffe :.
I still think this is an interesting and useful study. It's just that the message we should take from it isn't a kneejerk "Tempo runs aren't as useful as hard intervals. If you want to get fast, sometimes you have to drop the hammer.
Trail Running. Type keyword s to search. Today's Top Stories. Cherries Pack Quite the Nutritional Punch. So here's the result:.Here at Track Star USA we want you to have the necessary workouts to improve your performance no matter if you are a distance runner or a sprinter, and the best part…these track workouts are free!
Even though these workouts are free, they are the same kind of workouts you would see a D1 college use for their track programs. We want you to have the best opportunity to improve in your track event and with these free track workouts you will be able to gain an advantage over your competition.
Track Star USA is committed to helping all track and field athletes and understands how difficult it is to come across free and unique track workouts. If you wish to continue the tradition of maintaining dominance in USA athletics and most specifically track and field, we recommend that you try these free workouts and increase your performance to levels your competition only dreams of.
Use the event specific workout links below to help train the right energy system and maximize your potential in your events. Be sure to follow the prescribed distances and recoveries for best results. Click on the links below for free track workouts for sprinters. Free m Workouts. Click on the links below for free track workouts for distance runners.
The majority of the free track workouts offered by TrackstarUSA are the same workouts that coaches use at the jr. If these free track workouts are done correctly and at the right time in your training program, you can expect to see great improvements in your track performances.This is the Advanced 5K Training Program.
Are you ready for it? Only a small percentage of runners have trained hard enough before or have the natural ability to succeed with a plan this difficult. If you are a seasoned veteran of the running wars, an individual who has been running for several years and who has run numerous 5K races and races at other distances, there comes a time when you want to seek maximum performance.
Regardless of your age or ability, you would like to run as fast as you possibly can. You want a training program that will challenge you. Here it is!Critical Velocity Training - Tom "Tinman" Schwartz
Advanced 5K is aimed, first, at runners who want to train fast but short, whose main focus is on short-distance races. But the program also is useful as a prelude to a more endurance-based program aimed at a full or half marathon. Thus, Advanced 5K is a specialty program, useful for your improvement as a runner.
Let me state what you probably know already. To achieve maximum performance, you need to improve your endurance and your speed. You can do this by 1 running more miles, 2 running faster, or 3 some combination of both.
The following Advanced schedule is a much more sophisticated training program than that offered to Novice Runners or to Intermediate Runners. In order to achieve full benefit from this program, before starting you probably need to be running days a week, miles a week or more, and at least have an understanding of the concepts of speedwork.
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If not, drop back to one of the other programs. Here is the type of training you need to do, if you want to improve your 5K time. For additional help with your training, consider signing up for the interactive version available from TrainingPeaks. How fast is easy? You need to define your own comfort level. Ideally, you should be able to run at a pace that allows you to converse with a training partner without getting too much out of breath.
If you are doing this workout right, you probably do not want to converse with your training partner, assuming you have one. Long Runs : Once a week, go for a long run at an easy pace. Think minutes rather than miles, which allows you to explore different courses that you have not measured, or run in the woods where distance is unimportant. This should be an enjoyable weekend run, not one during which you punish yourself. Interval Training : To improve your speed, train at a pace somewhat faster than your race pace for the 5K, about the pace you would run in a meter or mile race.
A second variation is to run meter repeats at race pace with jogging between. Before starting this workout, warm up by jogging a mile or two, stretching, and doing a few sprints of meters.
Cool down afterwards with a short jog. Tempo Runs : This is a continuous run with an easy beginning, a build-up in the middle to near 10K race pace or slightly slower than your pace in a 5Kthen ease back and slow down toward the end.
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A typical Tempo Run would begin with minutes easy running, build gradually to minutes at 10K pace, then minutes cooling down. Tempo Runs are very useful for developing anaerobic threshold, essential for fast 5K racing.
Strength training is important too: push-ups, pull-ups, use of free weights or working out with various machines at a Health Club. Runners generally benefit if they combine light weights with a high number of repetitions, rather than pumping very heavy iron.
Mondays and Wednesdays would be good days to combine stretching and strengthening with your easy run, however, you can schedule these workouts on any day that is convenient for your business and personal schedule.
The run thus becomes a warm-up for your gym work. The schedule includes one designated day of rest Friday when you do nothing and a second day Wednesday when you have an option to also take a day off. The final week before the 5K also is a rest week. Taper your training so you can be ready for a peak performance on the weekend.