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Topic: What's your 1 mile PR?
Runner58


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 5:56 am   Subject: Re: What's your 1 mile PR?
- 4'18, 1976 at James Madison Memorial HS, Madison WI; our school record was an insane 4'06 so I wasn't even close. Never raced a mile since; ran at UW-Madison tho, 1977, and got a 29:39 my freshman y ...
Topic: Final Kick?
Runner58


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 5:41 am   Subject: Re: Final Kick?
Here's my picks on the kicks.
- Given the non-linear nature of the body's energy system (think about the WRs; for 1/2 Marathon Tergat ran 59:17, for twice the distance he ran 2h05, i.e. the 1st half ...
Topic: ibuprofen and running?
Runner58


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 5:13 am   Subject: Re: ibuprofen and running?
IMHO:
When drinking, use asprin!
When running don't use pain relievers. A normal dose doesn't really changes things during a run (running provides natural pain relievers, which is one of the reaso ...
Topic: pet peeves
Runner58


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 12:43 am   Subject: Re: pet peeves
Three peeves:
Grafetti , Grafetti and Grafetti.
It makes me think that the death penalty is not such a bad idea.
Not really sure why it makes me so mad, but it does.
Topic: Dieting and Poor Training Performance
Runner58


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 12:34 am   Subject: Dieting and Poor Training Performance
The only proven way to extend life is to reduce caloric intake (with adequate nutrition). What’s that got to do with training and dieting? Dr. Marc Hellerstein (UC Berkeley) investigated the ‘why’ beh ...
Topic: blame Canada
Runner58


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:00 am   Subject: Re: blame Canada
Hi, I run in Switzerland where everthing is metric. Just in case your curious, they say they hit 'the wall' at 30 km over here. Marthon is 42.2; we have halves and quarter marathons, the latter being ...
Topic: Pose Method For Speedy Injury-Free Running
Runner58


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 9:40 am   Subject: Pose Method For Speedy Injury-Free Running
Runners with knee problems may be interested in the [url=http://www.posetech.com/library/pp-RW-0002.html]“Pose” technique. It was developed by a Russian sports trainer who advises runners to use short ...
Topic: Booze
Runner58


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 9:10 am   Subject: Re: Booze
I cut back (from 3 glass of wine a night to say 1-2) for weight reasons, but I found I sleep better and that helped me recover faster. Also, I find that running a lot makes it easier for my to sleep, ...
Topic: how many days a week
Runner58


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 9:03 am   Subject: Re: how many days a week
Last few months, I ran hard 3 days a week; like 10k, 15k and 20-25k, but the next week I'd take it really easy, like 3 days of 3-5 k runs.
- On this schedule, my achilles tendon healed and I felt my ...
Topic: weight vs. speed
Runner58


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 8:54 am   Subject: Re: weight vs. speed
HI Rickshaw,
I think the weight-speed relationship is firmly established. Here is a link with info on some really elite runners.
http://www.serpentine.org.uk/advice/coach/fh02.php
I found tha ...
Topic: Speed training with Hal Higdon
Runner58


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 4:54 am   Subject: Re: Speed training with Hal Higdon
No, I meant too long. Billat's idea is to run 30 sec at your vVO2max (a pace that is a little faster than most people's mile race pace; see the links above for details) and then jog 30 sec then 30 har ...
Topic: What's your 1 mile PR?
Runner58


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 11:29 pm   Subject: Re: What's your 1 mile PR?
In 1976 (HS) I ran a 4:19, then switched to 10k as a college runner.
Topic: UV protection
Runner58


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 10:37 am   Subject: Re: UV protection
Many in my family have had various near-cancer & cancer like things cut off the facial and neck area. My first scrapping is scheduled for next week, so YES I do worry about it and usually put the ...
Topic: Research Based Coaching
Runner58


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 10:34 am   Subject: Research Based Coaching
Would you rather trust a coach or a scientist to help you train for a big race? If you listen to Greg Crowther, you'll want someone who's a bit of both. Crowther is a runner and scientist who Research ...
Topic: measuring runs by distance vs duration
Runner58


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 10:04 am   Subject: Re: measuring runs by distance vs duration
I think time is the more scientific approach. If you read reviews of the research, they focus on triggering certain adaptions. This is done by stressing the body at certain levels of intensity for cer ...
Topic: Daniel's running formula, second edition
Runner58


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 10:01 am   Subject: Daniel's running formula, second edition
Hi Rickshaw,
I have the second edition, I think the photo on your site is for the first edition. I don't have the first so I can't compare. Would be interesting to start a thread comparing them.
Topic: maximum heart rate
Runner58


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:58 am   Subject: Re: maximum heart rate
Try this. Warm up for 10 mins of easy running and then charge up a 200-500 m hill as fast as you can. The race thing is not a good test since you really shouldn't be anywhere near your max HR in a dis ...
Topic: Flat Marathon Courses
Runner58


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:54 am   Subject: Re: Flat Marathon Courses
Well, if you are into travel, the Lausanne marathon (www.lausanne-marathon.com) is beautiful and very flat, indeed on net a bit downhill. It follows the Lake (that's Lake Geneva) so you have a veiw of ...
Topic: Running Goals for 2005
Runner58


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:49 am   Subject: Re: Running Goals for 2005
2004 was my 'get over my damned achilles problem year' and I achieved that (by taking off 2 months=agnony & fat), running really little and slowly for 2 months (like 10 mpw), then building 5% per ...
Topic: Speed training with Hal Higdon
Runner58


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:40 am   Subject: Re: Speed training with Hal Higdon
BTW, if you want to read about Billat and see her picture,
www-ma1.upc.es/comcom/ cv_speakers/billat.htm
Topic: A very nice reference on Masters Aged endurance training
Runner58


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:39 am   Subject: A very nice reference on Masters Aged endurance training
Have you all seen http://home.hia.no/~stephens/ ?
It has very good explanations of Exercise Physiology at an accessible but rigorous level. I really learned a lot from it.
Topic: Animal sightings
Runner58


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:31 am   Subject: Animal sightings
Have not seen a hawk attack, but I expressly time my runs for sun-up in order to catch some wild critters. In the summer I often see a deer or two, and/or a fox on many of my long runs in the woods. N ...
Topic: Ideas for the website
Runner58


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:27 am   Subject: Ideas for the website
Hi, Just a thought. There are a few good websites out there, but as a 1958er I feel alienated from many of them, Letsrun.com for instance has such a high crap to gold ratio that I can hardly stand it. ...
Topic: Speed training with Hal Higdon
Runner58


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:24 am   Subject: Re: Speed training with Hal Higdon
I think Hal is old fashioned; the latest research based thing is Billat's 30-30. Here is one cite:
http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/vvo2max.htm
There are more articles on www.pponline.com as well, li ...
Topic: Sex the night before?
Runner58


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:18 am   Subject: Sex the night before?
OK, i've read the pundits on this, but what is your experience? Does pre-race nooky help or hurt you? For me it is a must, but mostly cuz my HS coach told me not to (that was in the 1970s).
Topic: Oh yeah, now I'm really a runner...
Runner58


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:12 am   Subject: Re: Oh yeah, now I'm really a runner...
My favorite reaction from non-runners is when I said I went for an easy 10 miler on Saturday.
Topic: wasting time online
Runner58


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 6:55 am   Subject: Re: wasting time online
It is addictive. I really have to stop this. Everyone thinks I'm working but ...
Oh, well. I'm out the door to hit the trails for a 10k endurance run; I think I'll set my 201 VP for a 5:30mpk pace s ...
Topic: Exercise Alone Only Goes So Far
Runner58


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 2:53 am   Subject: Re: Exercise Alone Only Goes So Far
I find it much easier to manage my diet when I'm training for a race since it gives me a reason for doing it today rather than later, so for me, diet and exercise cannot be separated.
Topic: More Bad News In Doping Scandal
Runner58


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 2:30 am   Subject: Re: More Bad News In Doping Scandal
What's the dope (pun intended) on drugs for distance runners. It is only EPO, no? What is the effect in terms of improved performance?
Topic: Is Stretching Bad For You?
Runner58


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 2:27 am   Subject: Re: Is Stretching Bad For You?
Most of these studies are too blunt. Like saying taking asprin isn't shown to help everyone. Well, that doesn't mean asprin cannot help people with headaches!
- Like the stretching study of the Austr ...
 
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