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HADD Training Method

Posted: Today at 19:40

right at the start you may well find that any kind of running movement at all (i.e. both feet off the same time, as opposed to walking where at least one foot is always touching the ground) sends your heart rate up.

No problem, just go as slow as you possibly can as long as you are running. It will probably feel weird, but don't worry about you - you have a plan after all.

Nothing wrong with stopping for brief walk breaks either. 

Hansons Marathon Method

Posted: Today at 16:12

Pretty sure a 'get me round' 4:30 marathon debutant wont be running 60-80mpw. Which was kind of the point - 20 miles at easy pace would take them a long time

On the other hand, someone peaking a 80mpw could well be a be a sub3 marathoner. They could cover around 20miles in about 2:30 at around their easy/steady pace - about 7:40 miling

Aerobic base training alongside speed work?

Posted: Today at 16:04

well I started out just following what I gleaned from the HADD thread, and that had me running at about 125-130bpm for the base building part. I then went on to follow a relatively standard plan for a first marathon in the spring.

Later I started working with a coach and he  contends that running that easy wasn't ideal but running at what he called 'steady' pace (in practice more like 140bpm) offered more by way of building pure aerobic capacity. Where he really differed from a hadd type approach was to do pass on the idea of doing long slow runs at the weekend as easyas you like - rather he does seem to keep them more at this 'steady' pace and also make some of them 'progressive.'

The approach seems to be more in tune with P&D than HADD and I think it suited me more - second marathon was faster but also more controlled and I managed to accelerate over the last 5k rather than fading as previously.

So very much aerobic work alongside interval work throughout. This guy is a bit of a stickler though - if you say speed work to him he wants to talk about 1500m race pace, vV02max and sprints. Certainly Not 1mile repeats at threshold pace or yasso 800s 

Hansons Marathon Method

Posted: Today at 15:13

I like the theory - if you don't do so many 'huge' runs you don't leave yourself so weakened and at risk of catching colds either.

I  haven't folowing a hanson plan but m still unconvinced that it really trains you as well the more tried and tested approach.

I do think that '20-21 miles' is a distance that comes from back in the day when marathons weren't as mass appeal as no. So that represented a 2:00-2:30 steady paced effort to most plan followers - as a result may be 22 miles is a bit long for a 'get me round' 4:30 target person.

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: Today at 14:25

Just different coaches' pet theories I guess

is flat running much faster ?

Posted: Today at 14:24
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HADD Training Method

Posted: Today at 14:22

best of luck with it Zicksi101!

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: Today at 12:59

Fergster- Ive heard that the body reacts and supercompensates to a major training race/stimulus over 10-12 days. So this is a good time to have your last big effort during a marathon taper.

Hwoever ive also read that the marathon isn't just a big stimulus and takes a lot more out of you. Maybe some bounce back improved just in time for an even bigger effort two weeks later but I cant imagine that applying to everyone

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: Today at 12:55

You're thinking of Spartacus

Core Strength Assistance

Posted: Today at 12:30

don't just do core strength- work on your single leg / balance too. Single leg squats/lunges and so on.

IF you're focussed on the non sexy injury proofing type stuff to help running I reckon once a week is plenty so it doesn't interfere with running. If you want to go more structured and do say heavy  squat and deadlift etc you might be looking at integrating more sessions with your running schedule.


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