/Tag:Dr. Jack Daniels

Be An Optimist

By | June 13th, 2022|Training Talk|

The message is simple but powerful. So much of the sport of running is mental. Most athletes realize this but still don't spend enough time training this side of the coin. We surveyed athletes on V.O2 and found some areas of opportunity for improvement... How often do you incorporate visualization (on average)? How often do [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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