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  • VDOT
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    I have not personally done any research involving cycling and its effect on running performance. My best approach would be to consider what systems are being stressed and no doubt that cycling affects the cardiac system and the pulmonary system, but how cycling affects running mechanics (good or bad) is not something I have seen research on. No doubt that different intensities of running affect how the body responds to running and hopefully any training that is undertaken will help running and not take away from running. It is also possible that doing some non-running activities may help avoid injury that may come with more running so that means the alternate exercise is good. If running suits you and doesn’t lead to a negative result in running then keep with it. I must say it is good to do anything that you feel good doing and that improves whatever performance you are trying to improve. Jack

  • VDOT
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    in reply to: typo in book? #1728

    There should have been a “+” after that 2E and before the 8X200 R. Yes there is supposed to be 2E before the 8 x 200R which makes this quite a prolonged workout, indeed.
    Jack

  • VDOT
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    Great question. We see athletes gain big benefits when combining different training types into one workout. It’s a chance to improve all three in one workout, it allows you to work on VO2max and economy when your body is tired, which is great training and it’s always nice to run progressively in a workout starting slower and finishing faster as the workout goes on.

  • VDOT
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    Fantastic discussion topic. We’ve forwarded your post to Dr. Daniels and will follow-up shortly with his response. We’ve discussed with him in the past and there are so many factors to consider, like race distance the athlete is training for, past training/racing history, age, other stress in the athlete’s life. Ultimately, it will vary per individual and the key is finding the right balance for you. What overall training volume allows you to recover really well and benefit from the Quality work you’re doing. Sometimes supplementing with a lot of cross training might prevent you from recovering well. Sometimes, reducing stress from impact and supplementing with a lot of cross training can help reduce risk of injury, increase consistency and help you maintain steadier progress over time.

  • VDOT
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    Hi Jack,

    It’s best you contact the team at Run SMART so they can help you incorporate the cross training into their plan for you.

  • VDOT
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    Hi Chris,

    Keep in mind your VDOT and max are two different readings. Since VDOT is based on a race result we think of it as a more holistic measurement of fitness. Now it’s possible your race didn’t accurately represent your current fitness (consider weather, course conditions, how well you raced, whether it was a true max effort, etc.). Runners with the same VO2max can have very different race results due to differences in economy and/or mental toughness. These factors would be reflected more in a VDOT score.

  • VDOT
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    Hi Kevin,
    If you are using the Garmin Calendar integration, the current day’s workout should be available for the current day. On your watch, use the Calendar option instead of the saved workouts option. If you are continuing to have trouble, feel free to send us an email at info@vdoto2.com.

  • VDOT
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    Hi Coach,

    Unfortunately, right now you can only add new group name or remove athlete from group. We’re going to add the ability to edit group name soon.

  • VDOT
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    Sorry for not responding sooner, coach. We weren’t receiving notifications for new posts. You can take advantage of our new templates, save as feature. More info here: http://news.vdoto2.com/2018/08/save-time-with-copy-templates/

    Please let us know if you have any questions.

  • VDOT
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    Sorry, Scotty. We were having a server issue. We’ll be working this winter/spring to reduce interruptions now that we have a growing amount of data being synced to the app.

  • VDOT
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    Gregg, Andre mentioned the story about McKirdy Trained’s recent success. I know James built a large following coaching programs out of his local running store. He’s also really leveraged social media, particularly Instagram to build his brand. I like the idea of offering a free training session every now and then where you can customize a workout for individuals on the app so they experience the value in having custom training and guidance. Maybe schedule these workouts around the time runners typically begin training for popular local, regional or major road racing events like Boston or NYC.

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