ATC: Developing World-Record Marathoners, Bounce Back from a Plateau, Farmer Carry Love and More

December 4, 2015

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  • Lucho runs a 5k Turkey Trot; Tawnee runs to and from her Turkey Trot
  • Followup on buying and building a bike: Talking components, electronic vs. manual gears, brakes, combining different brands, frame sizing and more.
  • Why is it that there have been no world record holders in marathon running coming out of the U.S. lately? Will there be in the (near) future?
  • Looking at today’s youth runners and how to reasonably and safely develop a future marathon champ in the U.S.
  • How to incorporate the MAF Method for marathon training when coming off injury? “Coming back from peroneal tendinitis, starting back up with running from zero, wanting to safely build up mileage. And should there be speedwork?”
  • Tawnee’s journey on training using the MAF Method for an open marathon at her blog; refer to January thru May 2015 posts.
  • Master’s athlete stagnating/plateauing with LSD/MAF training and looking to incorporate higher-intensity training. “After 8 years of gains, I am now just getting slower (and slower) and I want to turn that around.”
  • Adding weights to the training program
  • Farmer carry love
  • Defining speedwork and comparing it with tempo/threshold workouts
  • The tie in with polarized training
  • Live high/train low: If one does not have that luxury of living high could intermittent hypoxia (say an hour a day) be of value?
  • Reference to our last ATC episode that covers the “Effects of intermittent hypoxic training (IHT) followed by intermittent hypoxic exposure (IHE) on aerobic capacity of long-distance runners.”