Thursday, 16 July 2009

Peter Magill continues to write outstanding articles. A recent brilliant one was at http://petemagill.blogspot.com/2009/07/morning-read-5-ways-to-tweak-our.html. Some excerpts-
Young runners constantly attempt to string together the perfect blend of workouts that will push their bodies to optimum fitness…
Older runners attempt to string together enough injury-free days just to attempt the types of workouts that will lead to optimum fitness…

With older runners, my coaching centres as much on technique drills, exercises, and workouts intended to restore proper stride (by eliminating muscle imbalances and recruiting all the necessary muscle fibres) as it does on traditional volume and energy system development. Basically, my belief is that you can't get in shape if you can't stay healthy…
But middle-aged runners don't hire a coach just so that they can lie in bed at night thinking about what a nice stride they've developed…
They hire a coach so that they can run faster…

Athletes rarely contact me when they want to do well in race that's a year away. They contact me when they want to win their age group in a local 5K that's four weeks in the future. Or in a big track meet coming up in two months…

BBQ Times:
Katie 25:20
Me 26:36 same as I ran on 24 June so I’m over the cold and injuries, now to get fit.
Ken 26.53
Roger 27:12 ten days after the Gold Coast Marathon
Gary 29.29 and his second run, close enough to the time of his first.

Dickson plan:
Tonight we will run … 8x400m. Probably. A more traditional training session.

1 comment:

  1. Older runners attempt to string together enough injury-free days just to attempt the types of workouts that will lead to optimum fitness

    How true.

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