Monthly Archives: June 2011

Reduce the Risk of Injury

Some suggestions: Under- train rather than over- train, over-training and rapid changes in your routine increase the risk of injury. Be Consistent, that is the key. When in doubt go easy, not sure what to do, take a recovery day. … Continue reading

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Sprint drills that could be used for soccer

Steve G writes again to suggest that he has also added some sprinter type drills to his training. Great Steve, remember changes in your routine should be gradual and progressive. Steve suggests that his wife is getting ready for a … Continue reading

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Lactate Threshold and Weight Management

Mat L asks a challenging question: could you talk about training at lactate threshold? That is a complicated topic; there exists confusion and disagreement about whether the point actually exists. Let me see if I can make this simple. One … Continue reading

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Training with Kettlebells

Jim F writes to ask about training with kettlebells, he offers several endorsements of their value. Back in the day¬† we used kettlebells (iron) and medicine balls (leather) to add intensity to training. It has long been my contention that … Continue reading

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Training with a Polar Heart Rate Monitor

Mat L wrote to ask what I thought about training with a Heart Rate Monitor: The more data you can collect when designing training the better you will be. You understand that I started before computers etc. I used recovery … Continue reading

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I added some fast strides, as you suggested!

Steve G writes to suggest that he included some strides in one his morning runs, he liked it! Thanks Steve for paying attention. Years ago Steve asked my advice: Coach, he asked how do you run this race? My response; … Continue reading

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The symptoms of overtraining!

Dan O suggests he might be over-training; he asks about some signs and symptoms. It should be pointed out that most people over train. When in doubt go easy should be the watch word, but most people pick up the … Continue reading

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