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Knowing Your Training Needs

By | May 4th, 2022|Training Talk|

What is the purpose of this workout? This is the one question every athlete and coach needs to answer on a regular basis. This question will dictate how much benefit you get in relation to the objective of the workout. It will guide how you warm-up, your target pace(s), mental strategy, terrain, fueling, etc. For [...]

Preparing For Competition

By | April 21st, 2022|Training Talk|

By Dr. Jack Daniels The idea of competition is to compete. I'm sure that someone has said this before, but I'll restate it to get us in the proper frame of mind. Competition is a special part of the sport of running. It's fine to plan some competitions as part of an overall training program, [...]

Jack Daniels On Race Strategy For 800m And 1500m/Mile

By | April 7th, 2022|Training Talk|

By Dr. Jack Daniels 800m Race Strategy A great way is to run the first 200m conservatively, followed by running an almost all-out 400m (from the 200m to the 600m) and then finish with what is left. Many 800m runners go out too fast and when they reach the 400m they think "I am hurting [...]

Jack Daniels On How To Manage The Boston Marathon Course

By | April 7th, 2022|Training Talk|

By Dr. Jack Daniels Main thing to concentrate on in those early miles is good leg turnover and don't let the easy downhill running lead to stride lengthening, which will result in the quads taking a beating early and feeling not so good later on. Don't concentrate on going faster early, but if it happens [...]

Work Hard, Recover “Hard.”

By | February 28th, 2022|Training Talk|

It's always important not to copy elite athletes, or any individual for that matter, but we can certainly draw lessons or gain insights from others. The above schedule is from a 13-minute 5k runner who is running as slowly as 8:19/mi in training. Clearly, it's a championship week but still a great lesson for recreational [...]

Athlete Insights: Mary Denholm

By | February 21st, 2022|Athlete Profiles, Training Talk|

Mary Denholm is an athlete and coach based out of Santa Barbara, CA. She scored one of the highest VDOT performances for a female athlete on V.O2 in 2021 with her 5:03 mile (58.7 VDOT). What does a typical training week look like for you? Depends! I was doing a ton of aerobic high mileage [...]

Athlete Insights: Eduardo Garcia

By | February 16th, 2022|Athlete Profiles, Training Talk|

Eduardo Garcia is elite athlete based out of Greenville, SC. He represents the United States Virgin Islands internationally and is mainly focused on the marathon distance. In 2021, he had one of the highest VDOT performances (73.3) on the app. What does a typical training week look like for you?  My last training block consisted [...]

Athlete Insights: Dylan Belles

By | February 8th, 2022|Athlete Profiles, Training Talk|

Dylan Belles, 28, is an athlete and coach based out of Flagstaff, Arizona. He recently qualified for his second Olympic Trials with a 2:17:26 performance (73.4 VDOT) at the Houston Marathon. Besides being a top VDOT performer on V.O2 he was in the top 20 most miles logged in 2021 as well. With all this [...]

Athlete Insights: Ron Loewen

By | January 31st, 2022|Athlete Profiles, Training Talk|

Ron Loewen is a competitive athlete and coach based out of Langley, British Columbia. He founded Gritty Run Club, "running for the community" and manages his private athletes on V.O2. In 2021, Ron was one of the highest mileage athletes on our platform so we connected to gain insights into his training. With all this [...]

Athlete Insights: Crystal Harriss

By | January 25th, 2022|Athlete Profiles, Training Talk|

In a continuing series, we are publishing interviews to gain insights from some of the top performers within the V.O2 community. Crystal Harris lives and trains in Edwardsville, Illinois. Her top performance in 2021 came at the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon where she ran 2:41:07. What does a typical training week look like for you?  CH: [...]

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