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Checking In With Jack

By | March 29th, 2020|Podcast Episodes|

We launched a podcast, VDOT O2 at Conversation Pace. Naturally, we led off with Dr. Jack Daniels. How could our first guest be anyone else? Jack is a partner in VDOT O2, an inventor and scientist behind the formulas that power the VDOT paces and equivalent performances. Many of you already know a lot about [...]

Treadmill Training To Prepare For Boston

By | December 18th, 2019|Training Talk|

By Dr. Jack Daniels @dreambigrunner [Editor's note: Many runners training for the Boston Marathon are faced with challenging conditions in the winter so they either embrace the treadmill or use it when they really need to. Another challenge for some Boston qualifiers is the ability to mimic the course terrain in training or find sustained [...]

Jack Daniels’ Favorite Workouts

By | December 10th, 2019|Training Talk|

By Dr. Jack Daniels @aperturebysd Step Count Workout Start with about 10 minutes of easy running, a few strides and some stretching, and then proceed as follows: Counting each right foot landing as one step, run hard (H) for 10 steps (about as hard as you would run in a race lasting about 10-12 minutes). [...]

Marathon Training Phases

By | November 26th, 2019|Training Talk|

[Editor's Note: Thanks to Coach Jim Partridge for submitting a question for Jack. Q: "In early marathon training, like 5 months before, which is better to focus on? VO2Max or Lactate Threshold work? (assuming ~50mpw volume mostly easy miles)."] Credit: @bibwearingdad By Dr. Jack Daniels The answer to this depends on what running has been [...]

Taking Your Team To Race At Altitude

By | August 28th, 2019|Training Talk|

(Photo: Renée Haip) Editor's Note: We received an email from a high school coach whose team trains/races at 2,570 ft but has to go to 4,650 ft for their State meet. High School Coach: I have not been able to find anything reputable that suggests little change in elevation (roughly 2,100 feet) makes any kind [...]

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 [...]

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