ATC: Simplify with Two-Zone Training, Berlin Marathon WR, Concurrent Training, Boston 2015 Training Races, Movies or Music to Motivate, and More

October 3, 2014
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060106b21f987259bc46270745b3148bLucho and Tawnee sit down to discuss two-zone training, the new world record at the Berlin Marathon, concurrent training techniques, Boston 2015 training races, should you use movies or music to motivate… and more!

New Marathon World Record set in Berlin last Sunday — our thoughts. Read more and see the splits.

What are some questions a pacer should ask an ultra marathoner at aid stations? What are questions to avoid or how to phrase tough questions better?

Concurrent strength and endurance training – pros, cons and how to time workouts for best results.
More resources on concurrent training:

Racing and training help leading up to Boston Marathon 2015. Is it ok to do a sprint triathlon and half-marathon prior?

A case study: 50-year-old runner for whom MAF training did not work, but Pfitzinger/Friel/Hudson zone training did yield positive results in the marathon.

Is a two-zone system ok, i.e. simply aerobic and anaerobic? And how to vary workouts within each “zone.” In this case with a typical training balance of 70/30 (aerobic to anaerobic) and developing zones based on a lab metabolic test session for both cycling and running.

Racing the www.silverfallsmarathon.com on Nov. 1; given this athlete’s “data” what should the final month of training be like and what goal marathon pace(s) should be targeted? We get specific with it…

Music or movies to motivate? Thoughts and examples of motivational clips on youtube to boost mental state for training or competition…. versus using music to motivate? Why we prefer music for motivation over videos.

Tangents and Lucho’s love for http://www.youtube.com/user/BroScienceLife.

One Comment

  • David Regan says:

    It would seem to me that any assessment of a person’s MAF test results need to factor in environmental conditions over the timeframe of the test period. I’m not sure of the exact factor, but I know we run slower in heat as compared to cooler weather. It would therefore seem to me that if we start a MAF program in cool weather then train into the summer, MAF test results need to be normalized for temperature and dew point. A drop in pace may actually be improvement. Right? (referencing Todd’s (?) question)


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