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What Pace Or Effort Should I Run Hill Repeats?

By |2016-08-17T13:53:57-04:00August 17th, 2016|Ask A Coach Responses, Training tips|

We get this question a lot from clients since we have a clear purpose/intensity behind our main training types (Easy, Threshold, Marathon, Interval, Repetition, Fast Reps) but not for hill repeats. We see hill training as Repetition work but with added resistance. Just like Reps, hill repeats help improve speed and economy. In general, you […]

What Is The Purpose Of Doing Strides?

By |2011-11-30T14:53:17-05:00November 30th, 2011|Ask A Coach Responses|

Today’s Ask a Coach question comes from Pat about the the purpose of post-run “strides.” Question:  Can The Run SMART Project do a video on strides? I’ve always been confused on the purpose of doing strides and the proper pace for them. I’m familiar with coach Jack Daniels’ training paces (Easy, Threshold, Interval, and Repetitions) […]

Science Behind Low Calorie Energy Drinks Like 5-hr Energy

By |2011-11-15T13:27:12-05:00November 15th, 2011|Ask A Coach Responses, Nutrition tips|

Latest Ask a Coach question comes from reader Pat regarding the efficacy of low calorie “energy” drinks: Question: I recently saw some people taking a low calorie energy drink/shot like 5-hour Energy before a half marathon. Is there any science behind those high B vitamin drinks? By definition a calorie is a unit of energy, […]

Jack Daniels: Integrating Hill Training Into Your Marathon Plan

By |2011-03-29T11:44:31-04:00March 29th, 2011|Ask A Coach Responses, Ask Dr. Jack Daniels, Training tips|

Question: I would like to know your recommendation for integrating hill training into a marathon program. Specifically: When to start/end training (at what point in a typical 24 week cycle?) What format of hill training (true Lydiard hill circuits (bound up, recover @ top, stride down, 3X150M strides, repeat), normal :60-:30 second hill reps with […]

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