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by Nrun
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:04 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Early morning marathon - wake up time and nutrition
Replies: 37
Views: 21489

Re: Early morning marathon - wake up time and nutrition

I'm late to this thread, but very interested in the outcome of the experiment!
I'm going to add some coconut oil to my pre-long run meal, and see what happens. I'm a bit worried, though, about GI transit time. Couldn't oil speed things up? I don't want to have to bring a doggie bag with me....
by Nrun
Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: What about "keeping the ball rolling" for swimmers?
Replies: 4
Views: 3052

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

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 about 12 hours ...
by Nrun
Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: What about "keeping the ball rolling" for swimmers?
Replies: 4
Views: 3052

What about "keeping the ball rolling" for swimmers?

I'm enjoying getting coached by Tom, and making steady progress in my marathon times. Any reason this approach wouldn't also work for swimmers? My son is on his college team, and in spite of doing lots of training, is actually a second or so slower than last year. He does short events, like 100 free...
by Nrun
Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Help with athlete coming off of a concussion.
Replies: 5
Views: 4292

Re: Help with athlete coming off of a concussion.

She should be cleared by a neurologist (or preferably a specialist in head injuries) before running again. A second hit to the head, even a very mild one, can cause serious damage to someone who is post concussion, particularly in adolescents and kids. Here is a relevant statement from the AAP http:...
by Nrun
Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Iron/Ferritin Levels
Replies: 11
Views: 7423

Re: Iron/Ferritin Levels

I just wanted to mention the other side of the coin: it's possible to get too much iron. Therefore, I would suggest that people reading this not assume that all runners should just take iron supplements without regard for their actual iron status. Ferritin levels are not always accurate measures of ...
by Nrun
Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Masters Marathon Plan
Replies: 8
Views: 5614

Re: Masters Marathon Plan

Barney, as an amateur runner, at age 54, I have been extremely satisfied with personal training from Tinman (Tom) over the last four months. It is clear my performance has improved, and I have been injury free. Most of my runs are at lower intensity than I was doing on my own previously, and the har...
by Nrun
Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Bodyweight and performance
Replies: 28
Views: 15859

Re: Bodyweight and performance

[quote="ap4305"] Counting calories like balancing a checkbook is a miserable way to live for any length of time (works for short term, but long compliance is poor because its miserable), which is it is typically more sustainable to integrate diet changes with cognitive changes, and let the calorie n...
by Nrun
Sat May 12, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: what is my ideal weight?
Replies: 24
Views: 12640

Re: what is my ideal weight?

Late follow up to this post. I ran my spring marathon today. Not sure if the weight loss was a major factor or not, but I did get a PR by 11 minutes (and BQ - 12). That is a better improvement in marathon time than I have had for quite a while. I think I could have finished a bit stronger, too, but ...
by Nrun
Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Marathon speed workouts
Replies: 7
Views: 5474

Re: Marathon speed workouts

I must admit that I have fallen off the big workout wagon over the last few months, mainly because life has been so hectic, I just wanted a cookie cutter schedule to follow prior to my next marathon (middle of May). So I was following this Pfitzinger 70 plan ( http://runningtimes.com/Article.aspx?Ar...
by Nrun
Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: what is my ideal weight?
Replies: 24
Views: 12640

Re: what is my ideal weight?

So far, I find that maintaining at 10 pounds below my "standard" weight (at age 54) is not too difficult, but I do find the long runs to feel more taxing than when I weighed 10 pounds more. I start out already feeling drained and with less "bouncy" legs. On the other hand, my overall times and paces...
by Nrun
Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: what is my ideal weight?
Replies: 24
Views: 12640

Re: what is my ideal weight?

OK, the BODPOD tells me that I am 14% fat, or carrying 20 pounds of fat. Wow, that's AFTER losing 10 pounds, so I suppose I could safely lose another 10 pounds, and still be around 7% or so. Maybe the 2 pounds per inch of height is a good estimate after all [quote="FTIR"] Lots of good information so...
by Nrun
Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: what is my ideal weight?
Replies: 24
Views: 12640

Re: what is my ideal weight?

Interesting point. My workplace has a BOD POD in their gym. I'll give it a try and see how the body fat comes up. I bet it's going to be more than 9%, though
by Nrun
Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: what is my ideal weight?
Replies: 24
Views: 12640

what is my ideal weight?

I've been working on losing weight, in order to improve my marathon time. Turns out it is easier than I thought, and now I want to be careful not to get too low (originally thought that was not a remote possibility). I'm 5'8" and age 54. At my last marathon last fall I was 157 pounds and I ran about...
by Nrun
Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: whats the purpose of "stady runs" zone 2 HF 72—82% of maxhf?
Replies: 3
Views: 3058

Re: whats the purpose of "stady runs" zone 2 HF 72—82% of maxhf?

If one is in a marathon base-training phase, do you consider that 2x per week strides might be enough to "keep the ball rolling"? Or is that just not enough speed work to be ready to progress to higher amounts of fast running once one gets closer to the next marathon?
Thanks
by Nrun
Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: "Coaching & Training Talk"
Topic: Cold Weather Running Gear Survey
Replies: 18
Views: 11710

Re: Cold Weather Running Gear Survey

Now that I've gotten a good solution to running in the winter dark (big flashlight - no kidding), I'm very interested in improving my own warm running gear. I usually just use 2-3 layers of running shirts and a single set of running tights under regular shorts. That is fine fo rme down to about 30 i...