Question: How would a sea level runner approach the Colorado Marathon, which starts at 6100 feet and finishes at 4980 feet. Here’s the course profile.
By Dr. Jack Daniels I strongly believe that breathing rhythm for runners is closely associated with stride rate, and this association is not exclusive to runners. In fact, in some sports the act of breathing is determined very clearly by the rate at which the legs and/or arms are moving. Take the example of swimmers; […]
Michael Cavalli: What is the most important aspect(s) of marathon training to help the runner maintain pace/efficiency in the latter, more difficult miles of the marathon? Dr. Jack Daniels: A very important approach to maintaining pace and efficiency in the latter miles of a marathon race is to not go out too fast. Run the […]
We’d like to thank all of our followers on social media for submitting these great questions. We hope Jack’s tips are helpful when considering your future training/racing. Ken G: In the weeks leading up to the start of a marathon training program what are some things an athlete can do to help prepare? JD: Try […]
By Dr. Jack Daniels Many coaches ask how to organize Quality training during weeks they are racing. Sometimes you just have to try different things to determine what’s best for your runners. First, I like to always have two Easy days before a race. If it’s a really important race then your last Quality workout should be […]
Athlete: Do you have any general tips on how to approach pacing a 10k? Dr. Jack Daniels: I think the best approach to pace a 10k race would be to start off treating a 10k as if it is a Threshold effort, and after a couple miles, if that is not feeling too bad, then […]
By Dr. Jack Daniels Every training session should have a purpose that improves one of the following physiological functions: Heart and sport-muscle strengthening Endurance Aerobic fitness Anaerobic fitness Speed Economy of movement Exercise heart rate is associated with each of the above-mentioned functions A faster-than-anticipated heart rate suggests over-training or inadequate recovery from previous exercise […]
By Dr. Jack Daniels We hear a lot about “overtraining,” whatever that is. Some people call it “staleness,” others just say you are in a state of “athletic depression,” or, that you are “over-worked.” Researchers all over the country; no, all over the world, are trying to figure out how to identify overtraining and how […]
[Editor’s Note: The key to training effectively for the Boston Marathon is how well you strategically incorporate undulating terrain in your workouts. But what if you don’t have easy access to undulating terrain? We asked the master on how a runner can utilize the treadmill to help prepare for the course at Boston.] By Dr. Jack Daniels […]
Dr. Jack Daniels’ principles on how to increase your running mileage safely: Learn more about customizing a training plan, designed by Dr. Jack Daniels on the V.O2 app. Also, you can watch more training videos from Dr. Daniels on YouTube.