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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: [...]

Athlete Insights: Becki Spellman

By | January 18th, 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. We chatted with Becki Spellman who logged one of the highest VDOT performances of 2021 (60.4) with a 1:17:41 at the Detroit Half Marathon. Let's start with some background info. Where do you live [...]

Athlete Insights: Harvey Nelson

By | January 12th, 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. We chatted with athlete and coach Harvey Nelson who logged one of the highest VDOT performances of the year (75.1) with his 2:14 at the 2021 Boston Marathon and the most mileage in 2021 [...]

Athlete Insights: Jon Mott

By | January 12th, 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. We chatted with athlete and coach Jon Mott who logged some of the highest miles we saw on VDOT this year. He ran over 4,700 miles. Some Background Info (Name, where you live and [...]

How Long Can You Run At VO2max?

By | December 6th, 2021|Training Talk|

[Editor's note: A reader submitted a question about training at your VO2max and how long you can actually spend training at that intensity.] By Jack Daniels Our research determined that a runner can run at VO2max for about 11 minutes, and certainly running at VO2max is associated with having a maximum heart rate. Trying to [...]

How To Adapt Training For COVID

By | November 12th, 2020|Training Talk|

Dr. Jack Daniels answers a question on how to approach training without racing during the pandemic. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep up with new videos. If you're not a VDOT Coach subscriber and want to join future VDOT Coach Conversations on Zoom, please join our coaching group page on Facebook.

Cross Country Relay

By | September 28th, 2020|Training Talk|

By Dr. Jack Daniels When I was in college I used to fire on our ROTC Rifle Team and all of our competitions were “postal," which means we just shot once for score each week on our home range and sent results by mail to all the other university teams that competed. We could practice [...]

Getting The Most Out Of Your Threshold Training

By | July 23rd, 2020|Training Talk|

By Dr. Jack Daniels The ideal intensity of Threshold (T) training is spending time at the individual runner’s lactate threshold without losing the body’s capability of clearing blood lactate at the rate at which it is produced; and without an accumulation above the individual’s blood-lactate threshold. I was lucky enough to spend a year studying [...]

Run SMART, Fuel SMART

By | June 16th, 2020|Training Talk|

By Rebecca McConville Just as you run smart, you must fuel smart. To progress in your training as predicted, nutrition must be built into the foundation of the program. If fueling is neglected, you will struggle to reach your endurance capacity, hit target zones and recover promptly and optimally.  SMART fueling stands for sweet spot, [...]

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