ATC 220: Tapering with MAF, What Else to Add to Your Training Log, More Recovery for Masters Athletes, and More

October 14, 2016


This episode is brought to you by Precision Hydration, the sweat experts who provide personalized hydration strategies and drink mixes to athletes of all levels. Not sure about your sweat and sodium loss? You can start by taking Precision Hydration’s free entry-level Online Sweat Test and get a recommendation for a formula that fits your needs, or go the next step with their exercise-free Advanced Sweat Test. Then use the code “ENDURANCE10” to get 10% off your first order.

On this episode of Ask the Coaches with Lucho and Tawnee:

  • Study: The Influence of a Personal Trainer on Self-Selected Loading during Resistance Exercise.
    • Takeaway: people did “more” when a personal trainer was there and didn’t cut corners so to speak. We can probably assume the same for those with a coach for endurance sport training.
  • Can you do a shorter taper with MAF training?
  • If all training is at MAF and you are injury free, do you still need a traditional (long) taper?
  • Thoughts on recovery for master’s athlete doing hill repeats and intervals – what’s best to do the day after a hard day?
  • Have you ever worked with a person that did not achieve success with MAF training? Are there any special cases that MAF just does not work for someone? And if so, what to do?!
  • What’s important to add to the training log in addition to the workout stats so that you have that history to look back on?
  • Trouble hitting my MAF heart rate at age 25 (MAF 155 bpm). Troubleshooting to figure out what’s going on. Does Lucho think that MAF isn’t the right approach here?
  • Lucho’s Kona predictions (did he get it right?)