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How To Manage The Off-Season Between XC And Spring Track

By | November 12th, 2018|Training Talk|

We received a great question for Dr. Daniels about how to manage athletes' training in the off-season. Coach Clegg:  As a high school cross country coach, I would love to get some ideas how how to best bridge the gap between fall XC and spring track.  My state (IL) has a number of off season restrictions [...]

Training At Half Marathon Pace

By | July 5th, 2018|Training Talk|

We asked Jack why he doesn’t include half marathon pace in his training pace options. Dr. Daniels:  I added training at Marathon Pace as an option because M-pace is slower than any of the training paces used for improving a physiological function, except Long Easy runs, which produces the same physiological benefits as M-pace. Also, running at M-pace can provide psychological benefit for people who will be running a marathon for the first time. […]

VDOT Adjustments For Time Off

By | February 14th, 2018|Training Talk, VDOT Calculator|

This table is for VDOT adjustments based on time away from running. As you improve your fitness with training, your VDOT improves, as do the various training intensities. The same thing applies when your fitness deteriorates due to a setback. If you haven't engaged in cross-training, multiply the FVDOT-1 value in the table by your [...]

VDOT Clinic Heads To Boston

By | January 30th, 2018|VDOT Certification|

Don't miss out on the next VDOT Clinic with Dr. Jack Daniels, featuring special guest speaker Lynn Jennings. Guests will get to interact with two legends of our sport at the brand new Trackhouse by Tracksmith in Back Bay, Boston on March 24th. Guests Can Expect To Learn More About Dr. Daniels' research and how [...]

What’s Your Threshold Pace?

By | December 5th, 2017|Training Talk|

Threshold pace training is great for improving a runner's endurance, or the ability to endure a greater and greater intensity of effort for a longer period of time. The key is training at the right intensity as speed might change due to various conditions (wind, hills, temperature, etc.). If a runner understands what training right [...]

What Is VDOT?

By | November 27th, 2017|Training Talk|

VDOT is a measure of your current running ability. When you know your VDOT value you can eliminate a great deal of guesswork when training and racing. Your VDOT takes into account your psychological input into racing, because instead of using lab tests to determine your ability level, we're using your race performances, which are [...]

A Good Coach

By | October 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

"A good coach understands athletes as individuals. A good coach produces beneficial reactions to training, creates positive race results, and transforms the athletes into better runners (and, one hopes, better human beings)." - Dr. Jack Daniels

Boost Your Coaching Resume

By | February 17th, 2017|VDOT Certification|

The VDOT O2 Distance Certification is now available online and included as part of the VDOT Coaching Clinics. To date, over 200 coaches world-wide have become certified by Dr. Daniels. According to Runner's World Magazine, Dr. Daniels "has had a bigger influence on training-for-running than anyone. He might be considered the Albert Einstein of the [...]

Meet Head Coach Ryan McClay Of St. Pius X

By | January 24th, 2017|Coach Profiles|

Featured Coach - Ryan McClay Coaching Bio Ryan McClay of St. Pius X Catholic High School in Atlanta, Georgia In his 8th year as Head Coach of Cross Country and Distance Track & Field Coaches roughly 50 athletes each season during Cross Country and 35 during Track season 6 State Cross Country team titles, 2 State Track [...]

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