Roman’s 2 Mile Time Trial

Roman’s 2 Mile Time Trial

I don’t like time trials. I only ever use them when I feel like it’s necessary to know someone’s fitness, and I almost always know how fit my athletes are. I would say that 90% of the time I have an athlete do a time trial – there’s almost no change in...
Roman’s First Month Back

Roman’s First Month Back

Around two months after CIM, Roman started to develop some pain in his leg. He took about six weeks to fully recover, which involved both rest days, and easy running. Roman has been back “training” for the past six weeks now, and I thought it might be helpful to see...
Recovering from US 50 Mile Champs

Recovering from US 50 Mile Champs

We always take time off after a race, especially a race that was important, and required a long build-up. The reasons for emphasizing recovery are infinite, but here are a few key reasons. Physically recover: this is much more than just getting to the point where one...
Workout: 9 mile tempo

Workout: 9 mile tempo

Athlete: Sam Collins Prescribed: 8-10 miles at 6:20 – 6:00 pace Result: 9 miles averaging 6:11 This was Sam’s first workout since the Eugene Frozen Trail Runfest on 12/7. Sam took no time off after the race, but took a down week in the sense that there was zero...