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HADD Training Method

Posted: Yesterday at 15:06

I agree, it's about form and leg speed.

I think you can ignore your heart rate when doing strides because you're not at a steady effort level as well as the fact that there's always a slight lag in HR display. Everything is over before you know it.

I follow the P&D method of strides: Accelerate to max velocity over 70m then 'turn off the gas' and float back down for 30m. Walk back to recover, which according to some other experts, is important -so that your 8th stride is just as effective as the first.

Upping cadence

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 16:28

It won't be that, unless you're stamping into the ground. Think 'light', 'tippy-tappy'

Upping cadence

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 16:19

Cadence increases with speed (but not linearly). The 180 figure is simply a guide based on the assumption that this is where muscle elasticity comes into play -so you spring back off the ground. Below this figure elasticity dissapaits into the ground and you have to rely more on musclular effort.

You can try this to feel the difference: spring up and down on two feet at 180 bpm, as if jumping rope. Then 'stick' at the bottom to reduce the cadence. you'll notice straight away that the spring has gone and you now have to actively push yourself into the air again. Return to 180 and feel the springiness return.

Practice by running in place at 180 using a metronome, then just fall forward. It will become more natural before too long.

One reason many struggle to keep it high is because they reach forward with their leg and overstride -which reduces your cadence and slows you down.

Marathon plan help.

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 16:16

A good guide is to take your 1/2 marathon time and double it, then add 20 mins. This was pretty accurate for a few of us in my club.


Posted: 10/11/2014 at 16:25

Great, thanks.

I will be the right age for my current time to qualify for 2016 in theory, but it all depends on the tier system


Posted: 10/11/2014 at 14:14

I'm considering doing the Boston Marathon in 2016. I notice it's a point to point course. Has anyone done it and could inform me how it all works regarding transport to start and best place to stay (start or finish)?

Slowing down my long runs

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 15:39

If you race a 10k in 45m, then 8mm pace will distroy you when you get into longer training runs, and more importantly, won't work your aerobic system adequately.

Tarmac to Trail shoes

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 15:33

Inov-8 Trailrocs


Not progressing

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 15:19

Yep, very likely you're running it too fast. It sounds daft, but you have to run slow on some runs to get faster overall.


Run your long runs slower and your shorter runs faster -that way you're training your aerobic and anaerobic systems approriately

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