Tip of the week: Early Season Camp: The facts both from personal experience and from clients over the years show that people that attend camp for the week overall perform better in the year. In the now 12+ years I have been, I was unable to attend 2 years and looking at performance it holds true. But bigger picture not just this camp but any camp will improve your performance odds prior to racing. While I know Hawaii is big financial hit. Save your pennies and plan for the adventure next year. I will have a client deal of $400 for 1 week post camp to take advantage of. Stay tuned for discount code.
Warm 10min Easy
- leg swings front and side
3-4 x 1400 with pickup last 200 rest 60-90sec
Focus on same pace.
** We run off distances to aid in body energy systems. Mentally it is a different challenge as well.
Tip of the week: Quality vs Quantity: Several questions came up this morning about not completing the workout. I would rather have a shorter workout that is better quality then to simply do a workout because it is on the schedule. Yes there are times to push through and make it happen but not at the cost of losing quality. Quality is enhanced by always having a plan in each part of workout. I discussed my strategy for mile time trial today. I managed to pop out a 5:58 but had to dig deep because I lost some on lap 3. This was on my own so I am happy. Email or txt if you would like to know how I attack the mile TT.
- leg swings front/side
1xmile moderate - form
2x800 moderate/hard - rest 60-90
1xmile TT - Bust it out!
Tip of the week: Form-->Efficiency-->Speed! Track was another illustration of how these all play into getting better. We use the track as a tool. Many markers to gauge how fast. Developing a strategy proved positive today in attacking the workout. Not just running in circles. I shared my strategy to hit the marks and it made a good impact on hitting my goals for the day.
**Coach will be heading to Hawaii from Feb 15-Feb24
drills: toes/heels; leg swings front/side
3 rounds of
6min moderate - rest 60-90sec
2min hard - rest 60-90
Each 2min segment go farther than before.
My Strategy was to push the straights and settle on curves during 2min push. On 6min push did the opposite push curves and settle on straights. Simulating peaks and vallies of events.
Tip of the week: New this year! Every year I change something about my training. This year I bought a weight vest that is capable of carrying 40lbs. I currently have 12lbs in it and rode with it for the first time. This past week. Wow! The downhills are so fun however the climbs are well...challenging. I will also be looking to change my nutrition a bit with the addition of BASE SALT on board now.
-toes and heels
-leg swings front side
Tip of the week: Why do we train at different paces? It is about the peaks and valleys of every event. Training the body to be efficient at all energy systems. Had an athlete this past week that ran easier but didn't feel easier. As soon as the athlete sped up the HR dropped. Perfect example of not being efficient at an easier pace. The combination of speed(track type); tempo(moderate); endurance(steady) workouts help teach the body to burn FAT at many different energy levels. That is why all workouts contribute to a better you.
Warm up 10min
drills: toes/heels; leg swings; hurdles-hip openers; hurdles dip unders(NEW)
3-4 times through
1x400 moderate rest 60
1x500 moderate pickup last 100 rest 60
1x600 harder picup last 200 rest 60
Tip of the week: Outside of the box! Coach did 100x100meters in the pool this past weekend. Why you ask? I am still contemplating the answer. It was a beat down. Watch said 6.44 miles by the end!
What I learned
1. I improved my streamline off the wall to save my arms because they hurt so bad.
2. I improved my kick for balance and forward movement because my arms hurt so bad.
3. My arms hurt so bad because my for is not the best. So I learned to lessen the pain it improved my stroke. I learned a better stroke because my arms hurt so bad.
4. While it is hard to think I will ever do this again, it has made me a better coach in some of the drills I will provide for swimming.
By the numbers
- 5000 meters 2:00 got out for food and thought how am I going to finish?
- 5000 meters 1:54 Not only did I finish somehow I went faster. It was the better efficency in kicking and getting off the wall in a more efficient streamline. The gained efficiency added up even though my arms were toast.
- 2:05/100yd avg
- 16 total people: Only 3 people did not use fins, bouy or paddles I WAS ONE OF THEM!... in hind sight this looks just flat out ridiculous but it was my goal to finish it that way.
OMG....next year I think I will just count for someone.
Track: Field HR Test
drills: toes/heels; leg swings
20min all out at a pace you can build and hold in the 20min segment. If you don't have coach and want assistance at your zones just text or email coach.
Bonus: 1 miles moderate and focus on form after test.
Vacation was great now ready to lock back in. Fluff time is over for me. Cleaning up nutrition and back to more consistent workouts for me. If we have not touched base yet for 2019 goals we will this week. 2019 is here and will be even better for us all!
Track Had some fun for the New Year! It included some Trivia today see what you know?
What Year was NSR Founded?
What were the flavors of the first Oreo quarter workout? (hint 3 flavors)
What usually happens on the first Tuesday at NSR track?
What camps does NSR put on? (hint 2)
These were just some trivia questions.
Warm up normal
4x400 with trivia questions
4x400 with teammember pacing
1xmile for time ...yes New Year Time Trial
Cool down normal
Looking forward to 2019 and all it will bring. Met with Tri Shop and we will be doing more things in support of each other in 2019. That means more for my NSR members. It is my goal to be better at membership benefits. So this is the start.
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You are hearing it here first. In 2019, NSR will be bringing back hill runs every Thursday at 5:30. I will be there next Thursday as well. Looking to set prices for membership and offerings for 2019.
- hat/visor (new design coming)
- shirt (new design here)
- Track every Tuesday
- Arbor Hills every Thursday
- Weekly bike rides - Compliments of Tri Shop
- Most weeks OWS (Mar-Sep schedule dependent)
- Workout email for those unable to attend
- Access to Coach Gerald
Don't miss track next Tuesday for the last track of 2018. I have extra fun planned for all who can make it.
Tip of the week: Prediction miles: Today was an exercise of knowing your internal feeling of pace
vs level of effort. It is often a really good exercise. I was able to do one with prediction of 7:52 and ran
actual 7:48. Again this is a great workout. Back in the day one of my clients was the master of this
workout doing 3 miles and predicting and running them all within 2 secs I think was her best.
- leg swings
- step backs
3x1mile prediction miles - Predict mile times and don't look at watch. Pick a different time each time. Goal is to be within 15 seconds after all three. That is +/- 5 sec each mile. Use absolute seconds.
Tip of the week: In case you didn't know it is not advised to eat oreos during track practice.
However, I was told it could be practice for GI distress practice during events. That is for sure
I was struggling after about 8x400 having 1 oreo after each 400. I made it and even had
a couple join in to eat some oreos with me.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!!! We can all sit back and be thankful not just on this day
but every day!
Should you feel compelled to give the workout a shot head out and acquire some Red Velvet and Mint Oreos. After warm up
12x400 with 60 or so rest
eat 1 Oreo
Enjoy! Coach made it with 12 oreos and no hurling. Also under 7:00 pacing for all 400s.
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Tip of the week: What I learned racing this weekend. I now have power for last 2 races on bike that measures each leg. I learned that my right side is working harder and covering my left side. It is always adjusted but I can see clearer now that my left side is not holding up under longer. On run it is the leg on the ground longer. So it is not firing as quickly at right side. Right side power output on bike is 1% greater than left. On the plus side my power out put was 13 watts better than Augusta and I only lost 3 minutes on the run with a significantly harder run course at Waco. All in all I am happy and thank you all for the support texts and call. Now on to Winter Maintenance.
Warm up 10 minutes Easy walk/run
** Last lap side step arms overhead on curve/other side on last curve
- 10 walking on heels
- 10 walking on toes
- 10 leg swings forward/backward rt leg/lt leg
- 10 leg swings side/side rt/leg/lt leg
- 10 step back rt/leg/lt leg
4x1100 with 100m active recovery (active easy jog; walk if needed)