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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 [...]

Episode 9, Luck of the Draw Part 2

By | June 8th, 2020|Podcast Episodes|

Luck Of The Draw, an autobiography by Jack Daniels, is now available online. Jack's family, his accomplishments, his profound impact and his humility, laid bare in the preface of his book, are the story of an American icon. "You might find the title of this somewhat off. However, I think you will find as you [...]

Episode 8, Luck of the Draw Part 1

By | May 26th, 2020|Podcast Episodes|

Luck Of The Draw, an autobiography by Jack Daniels, is now available online. Jack's family, his accomplishments, his profound impact and his humility, laid bare in the preface of his book, are the story of an American icon. "You might find the title of this somewhat off. However, I think you will find as you [...]

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 [...]

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