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

October 14, 2016
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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?)