Coach Jay - I'm interested in knowing more about your routines, specifically how you might apply the work to marathon prep. I've watched all your videos, and I've studied your general strength progression for HS track athletes. I like your approach, but I'm a little overwhelmed with all of the information that's available.
Among many questions are the following:
1. How do you implement the routines with gym workouts [i.e., traditional weight training]? Are the routines used as the sole means of strength work first, becoming supplemental work/injury prevention later? Or can the routines be incorporated at the same time as gym/weights work?
2. What types of routines work best after the different types of runs [e.g., easy runs, track intervals, tempo runs, fast intervals, etc.]?
3. Do you have any suggestions for a strength progression format for the marathon? I've done a lot of research and while there's no definite consensus, a few coaches seem to agree that you should progress through stages as: general strength, running specific strength, reactive strength [plyometrics], and maintenance/competition. How would you fit your routines into this kind of strength progression?
I know these questions probably require longer answers than you'd like to type, so any feedback you can provide is greatly appreciated.