zachary.clemence

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    zachary.clemence on · in reply to: Track workouts – power? #27545

    Scott- thanks for the prescription, I really appreciate it. I’ll stick to it and report back.

    I got a bit greedy with the speed drug this morning and did 1×2 miles at 5:50, then 1x2miles at 6:00 on the first/then 5:50 on the second. For next week, 3×2 miles at 6:00 seems reasonable.

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    zachary.clemence on · in reply to: Track workouts – power? #27379

    Hello Scott and all-

    I hope I’m not an ADS sufferer! I think I’m likely on the opposite end of the spectrum, lots of low-end base training and little top end speed. Here’s some answers and background.

    With that, I’m hoping to learn how to optimize a mix of speed and base training to develop a faster Z1 pace.

    Track workouts: Second mile is always slower, probably down to a 6:10. I’m trying to train myself to maintain the same or negative split, but I think it is my mental game that is weak to maintain focus and fight through the fire. The 800, I’m back to a 5:40 pace. Probably 2-5 minutes in between efforts light jogging.

    Other background: I ran a 38 minute 10k a few weeks ago. My first short distance race. I’ve done 4 50k distances in the past year and a half, my best effort being under 6 hours on a course with 8400′ of elevation gain/loss.
    Most of my base training is running during the week (30-40 miles) with weekends in the mountains alpine climbing.

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    zachary.clemence on · in reply to: Track workouts – power? #27232

    Scott, Thank you for the reply.

    I’ll keep up with these workouts for the remainder of my base period (another 4 weeks), and then add in steep grade, heavy pack for ME. I watched your video outlining the method.

    During the ME phase, and even event specific training phases, will it make sense to maintain a track workout perhaps one every two weeks to maintain this type of fitness if I have the time and am feeling strong enough?

    Zach

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