Q&As with Amby Burfoot
then on race day i'm expected to do 8.06 per mile for 13.1 - what i'm saying is should i not be training at race pace?
Quick question here.. im a metric man... is there anyway to change the settings displayed in the training program from minutes per mile to minutes per km?
(other than manually altering each pace calculation?)
I havnt used these schedules before, they look very good, except that we train on Tuesdays and Thursdays at club. The schedule says run easy on Tuesday - but no one will do their speedwork on their own, so it has to be on Tues, with long run on Thursday. Can the schedules be amended to take account of club races and club training nights? I imagine that loads of other runners have the same dilemma.
Daniel, I sent you an email with a few questions re smartcoach and Garmin schedules. Did you get it? Will you respond direct to me or post a response here?
toddytyke-i dont think anybody uses this thread now if you look at the dates of the last posts, shame really i could have done with some answers
I put in the time for my last marathon (3h 22m) and a 'hard' training prog and the schedule it gave me was laughably under mileage every week, I'd be lucky to run to the end of my street by the end of it. It seems to ask all the wrong questions (i.e. 'how far do you run PW now?' Who cares!) . Also, why only 16 week training plans? Why can't you put in the number of weeks you'd like to train for (within reason of course)? Personally I do 12 week plans, and at the moment am just doing what I feel I can do each day, just getting in the mood and keeping myself ticking over before the REAL training starts.
All seems pretty flawed to me. Wouldn't like to think of anyone new to running using this as a tool to set themselves up for a race. Dangerous I think.
Neil, you can select the number of week's for the training plan.
Why do you think that a new runner following a structured plan would be dangerous?
Hi Steve, looks like we have our own thread
I would have thought that by including your recent race time, you are getting a realistic plan to run the next race. Would be dangerous if a novice put an unrealistic race time in and then tried to train to that wouldn't you think?
toddytyke- your probably right but i just think it needs that 1 bit of information to give you some idea what that session might help you achieve, but then like you say it could be the wrong thing for a complete novice.
Did Daniel gert back to you?
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