Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tuesday 14 miles

am) 8 miles. No timed miles, no gadgets. Easy run.

Noon)6 miles. In the interest of not over thinking.. this run was easy with a some hard efforts for a while. I rested after each for a bit. No HR. No watch. Interesting stuff.

Friday group run. The workout is: 2 mile warm-up. Then 10 miles at 'tempo' effort. We'll run this on a slightly rolling, measured cinder trail. Out and back. Start at Centaurus High School track at 6:00am.

10 comments:

Bidou said...

Hello Lucho
Do you provide coaching for running ?

Uli said...

Lucho

All Uli Steidl and I have in common is the first name and the country of citizenship. And well, we both live in the US (NYC here) and run. I have an Ironman background (sub9) and now focus on marathon for time constraints. This is why I take so much interest in your blog.

Of course pacing is essential. All I said and believe in is that you should achieve that by feel and not electronic gadgets. I am sure you know your pace +/- 3s/mile anyway.

Noakes himself wrote in a foreword to Matt Fitzgeralds book that "Matt may just have solved some of the key training challenges that have evaded all the rest of us.".
Again, I can not summarize anyhthing here but those 15$ are the best you will have ever spent for your run training.

Lucho, I believe you are on the right path. High mileage IS the way to go. It gives/remains the runners physique, enhances efficiency and with that actually _prevents_ injuries. This is what your running is based upon and all (Irelatively) high milage runners like you take for granted. Let me tell you: it is not.

Keep it up mate

Uli

Lucho said...

Thanks Uli. I'm hearing you. I still have a lot to learn in terms of how to get the most out of my training.
Great point in that high mileage prevents injuries. It's when an athlete increases mileage too much that injury occurs. Brad Hudson says to keep mileage relatively high year around.
Matt's book is on the way to my house, thanks for the recommendation.
Keep in contact- I would like to hear about your own run training! What races are you doing this year?
T

Lucho said...

bidou- Thanks for the inquiry but I currently have a waiting list for athletes. I will be taking athletes again this winter. What race are you targeting?
T

Bidou said...

Lucho
short term Denver 1/2 marathon in October
I'm running 3 times a week, about 20 miles this week.

Lucho said...

bidou- If you plan on racing in the Spring please keep in touch if you're still interested. Denver is ~5 weeks away? Contact me ~18-20 weeks out so I can take you through a full training period.
Cheers!

Uli said...

Lucho

Thanks for asking. Will do NYC Marathon - they have a Top100 list on their website. I want my name on this. :)

I would need ~ a 2:38 which would be close to my PR on a flat course (London). And NYC is not flat by any means... My running is going great these days, I had some good (mountain) races over the summer in the alps. However, I really have to shed of 5 lbs which seems to be the biggest challenge for me, weighing 165lbs at 6'1.

I run 90-130k (60-85 mls?) per week and add some strength training. During spring and summer I also rode quite a bit but that is no option right now as my bike right now is on a boat from Europe to the States. ;)

Not much to learn from my training but if there's anything you'd be interested, I would certainly be happy to let you know.
I am coaching two triathletes that are preparing Kona right now (and am a lawyer for a bank in real world).

Cheers!
uli

Bidou said...

Lucho,
how do I contact you to ask you more questions regarding coaching ?

Lucho said...

bidou- jogdaddy@gmail.com.

kerrie said...

yep, i'll be there...it should be "slow" enough(hopefully) for me to keep up on my mountain bike. i'm just trying to get it set up so i can ride outside. i think a trail will be a great place to start!