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joey bonzo
look at this week my coach laid out to "wind down" towards districts 10/7/2012 9:48AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Monday: track workout
Tuesday: fartlek run
Wednesday: long run / hills
Thursday: "practice" 5k
Friday: tempo run
Saturday: wants us to sign up for a local 5k

coming form the same man who said 70 mile weeks over the summer would cause me to burn out
ape man
RE: look at this week my coach laid out to "wind down" towards districts 10/7/2012 9:56AM - in reply to joey bonzo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
thats the stupidest thing i have ever seen.
that man should be fired
art vandalay
RE: look at this week my coach laid out to "wind down" towards districts 10/7/2012 10:01AM - in reply to joey bonzo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
just dont run them hard.
or skip practice.

good luck
Trolly McUnderbridge
RE: look at this week my coach laid out to "wind down" towards districts 10/7/2012 10:01AM - in reply to ape man Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Classic taper - high intensity and lower volume. I assume you've been running 150 mpw with 5 or so workouts. This makes perfect sense.
Yeah, OK
RE: look at this week my coach laid out to "wind down" towards districts 10/7/2012 5:32PM - in reply to Trolly McUnderbridge Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Just take it easy when you need to. No need getting to championship season tired.
Come on Hoya
RE: look at this week my coach laid out to "wind down" towards districts 10/7/2012 5:36PM - in reply to joey bonzo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Stop being a pansy. Just do a recovery run each night.
Lenny Leonard
RE: look at this week my coach laid out to "wind down" towards districts 10/7/2012 5:43PM - in reply to joey bonzo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Actually doesn't sound THAT terrible.

If I gave someone this plan, which is essentially the same thing, I think they would go into the race feeling pretty good:

Monday: 6 x 800 with 2:30 recovery starting at 20 seconds slower than race pace and finishing about 5 seconds faster
Tuesday: distance run with pickups
Wednesday: longer distance day / hills
Thursday: duel meet
Friday: shorter, brisk run

I don't see the point of the local 5K, but I think you are just getting psyched out by seeing "tempo" "track workout" "fartlek" and "long run". None of these have to be gut-busting efforts. Unless your coach is the guy that would make you do burpees for not hitting splits on a fartlek, you have much more control over how fresh and recovered you feel than you realize.
rosebyanothername
RE: look at this week my coach laid out to "wind down" towards districts 10/8/2012 12:03AM - in reply to Lenny Leonard Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Lenny Leonard wrote:

Actually doesn't sound THAT terrible.

If I gave someone this plan, which is essentially the same thing, I think they would go into the race feeling pretty good:

Monday: 6 x 800 with 2:30 recovery starting at 20 seconds slower than race pace and finishing about 5 seconds faster
Tuesday: distance run with pickups
Wednesday: longer distance day / hills
Thursday: duel meet
Friday: shorter, brisk run

I don't see the point of the local 5K, but I think you are just getting psyched out by seeing "tempo" "track workout" "fartlek" and "long run". None of these have to be gut-busting efforts. Unless your coach is the guy that would make you do burpees for not hitting splits on a fartlek, you have much more control over how fresh and recovered you feel than you realize.


This is about right. Just take the fartlek as you need to.
markboen
RE: look at this week my coach laid out to "wind down" towards districts 10/8/2012 9:40AM - in reply to joey bonzo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
You get Sunday off and no doubles. Sounds fine to me. Maybe you're the 6th guy and just being a pu$$.
bad news bears
RE: look at this week my coach laid out to "wind down" towards districts 10/8/2012 10:27AM - in reply to joey bonzo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Let me guess- Your "coach" isn't a runner.
trapped in a coal mine
RE: look at this week my coach laid out to "wind down" towards districts 10/8/2012 11:26AM - in reply to joey bonzo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

joey bonzo wrote:

Monday: track workout
Tuesday: fartlek run
Wednesday: long run / hills
Thursday: "practice" 5k
Friday: tempo run
Saturday: wants us to sign up for a local 5k

coming form the same man who said 70 mile weeks over the summer would cause me to burn out


This looks pretty similar to a typical HS schedule with one dual meet and one invitational per week. Apart from the races, which you can certainly hold back in if you're not feeling it, you're only going anaerobic once. Unless you have a history of injury, you should be fine.
numiler22
RE: look at this week my coach laid out to "wind down" towards districts 10/8/2012 1:30PM - in reply to trapped in a coal mine Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Um, yea..you don't do 6 workouts in a row..sorry but you need slow recovery runs and I would never let my guys race too close to their main race..I do it 3 weeks out..maybe 2..

but then again..how long until the district meet?? Maybe this would be hell week..he may completely back you off after this week..

and if you run 70 miles a week all summer, you risk injury and would be too tired for a season..but if you gradually work into it by August it is fine..sounds like a dumb coach like most in high school..
Taper
RE: look at this week my coach laid out to "wind down" towards districts 10/8/2012 2:21PM - in reply to numiler22 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
If you like how your coach operates, keep going with him and believe he knows best

OR

If you don't like him, get a new coach / coach yourself.

But coming onto this website to slate him is somewhere between disrespectful and spineless.
ukathleticscoach
RE: look at this week my coach laid out to "wind down" towards districts 10/8/2012 2:28PM - in reply to joey bonzo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
There is no sense doing a tempo run the night before a race

The rest is ok although that depends what a practise 5km is
Josh Smith
RE: look at this week my coach laid out to "wind down" towards districts 10/8/2012 2:30PM - in reply to joey bonzo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

joey bonzo wrote:

Monday: track workout
Tuesday: fartlek run
Wednesday: long run / hills
Thursday: "practice" 5k
Friday: tempo run
Saturday: wants us to sign up for a local 5k

coming form the same man who said 70 mile weeks over the summer would cause me to burn out


Hello Joey,

Due to your incessant whining about me "restricting your mileage" that you have given me all season I decided to give you a more difficult schedule for just this week to see if you were actually tougher than I thought.

Knowing your mental and social problems I knew that you would actually believe your team-mates when they told you the schedule that you "guys" were suppossed to do, even though almost all of them were snickering behind your back as they gave it to you. Unsurprisingly, I come on here to find you once again finding another excuse to undermine me . If you think that we need to wind down 7 weeks before Districts than you are perhaps even dumber than I thought before, which I didn't believe was possible until I saw this post.

Because of this, and also due to your whiny and annoying complaints, screeching high girly voice, your inability to break 40 minutes for the 5k, and your constant proclamations that you can outkick your 110-year old Great-Grandma in a mile and that you only have to do 70 miles a week to do it, I have decided to drop you from the team. It doesn't help that since you joined the team we dropped from 80 people to 6 people, which I should inform you went from a record number of Cross-Country participants and almost 30 above the average number of runners to a record low number of participants by 34 participants.

Well, I would say sorry and that this was an incredibly difficult decision, but this by far the easiest decision I have ever made in my life and I can't believe I didn't make it sooner. I will also be reccomending you to a mental hospital so that you are not a danger to the team, your school, or your family.

Your coach,
Josh Smith.
heat
RE: look at this week my coach laid out to "wind down" towards districts 10/8/2012 2:31PM - in reply to Trolly McUnderbridge Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Trolly McUnderbridge wrote:

Classic taper - high intensity and lower volume. I assume you've been running 150 mpw with 5 or so workouts. This makes perfect sense.


One of the top 10 LR posts ever. Well done sir.
doo doo
RE: look at this week my coach laid out to "wind down" towards districts 10/8/2012 3:07PM - in reply to Josh Smith Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Josh Smith wrote:


joey bonzo wrote:

Monday: track workout
Tuesday: fartlek run
Wednesday: long run / hills
Thursday: "practice" 5k
Friday: tempo run
Saturday: wants us to sign up for a local 5k

coming form the same man who said 70 mile weeks over the summer would cause me to burn out


Hello Joey,

Due to your incessant whining about me "restricting your mileage" that you have given me all season I decided to give you a more difficult schedule for just this week to see if you were actually tougher than I thought.

Knowing your mental and social problems I knew that you would actually believe your team-mates when they told you the schedule that you "guys" were suppossed to do, even though almost all of them were snickering behind your back as they gave it to you. Unsurprisingly, I come on here to find you once again finding another excuse to undermine me . If you think that we need to wind down 7 weeks before Districts than you are perhaps even dumber than I thought before, which I didn't believe was possible until I saw this post.

Because of this, and also due to your whiny and annoying complaints, screeching high girly voice, your inability to break 40 minutes for the 5k, and your constant proclamations that you can outkick your 110-year old Great-Grandma in a mile and that you only have to do 70 miles a week to do it, I have decided to drop you from the team. It doesn't help that since you joined the team we dropped from 80 people to 6 people, which I should inform you went from a record number of Cross-Country participants and almost 30 above the average number of runners to a record low number of participants by 34 participants.

Well, I would say sorry and that this was an incredibly difficult decision, but this by far the easiest decision I have ever made in my life and I can't believe I didn't make it sooner. I will also be reccomending you to a mental hospital so that you are not a danger to the team, your school, or your family.

Your coach,
Josh Smith.


Could you imagine if this were real?
Coach Langhorne
RE: look at this week my coach laid out to "wind down" towards districts 10/8/2012 3:46PM - in reply to joey bonzo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
What is your point???

Coach Langhorne
might be wejo
RE: look at this week my coach laid out to "wind down" towards districts 10/8/2012 3:52PM - in reply to doo doo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

doo doo wrote:



Hello Joey,

Due to your incessant whining about me "restricting your mileage" that you have given me all season I decided to give you a more difficult schedule for just this week to see if you were actually tougher than I thought.

Knowing your mental and social problems I knew that you would actually believe your team-mates when they told you the schedule that you "guys" were suppossed to do, even though almost all of them were snickering behind your back as they gave it to you. Unsurprisingly, I come on here to find you once again finding another excuse to undermine me . If you think that we need to wind down 7 weeks before Districts than you are perhaps even dumber than I thought before, which I didn't believe was possible until I saw this post.

Because of this, and also due to your whiny and annoying complaints, screeching high girly voice, your inability to break 40 minutes for the 5k, and your constant proclamations that you can outkick your 110-year old Great-Grandma in a mile and that you only have to do 70 miles a week to do it, I have decided to drop you from the team. It doesn't help that since you joined the team we dropped from 80 people to 6 people, which I should inform you went from a record number of Cross-Country participants and almost 30 above the average number of runners to a record low number of participants by 34 participants.

Well, I would say sorry and that this was an incredibly difficult decision, but this by far the easiest decision I have ever made in my life and I can't believe I didn't make it sooner. I will also be reccomending you to a mental hospital so that you are not a danger to the team, your school, or your family.

Your coach,
Josh Smith.

Could you imagine if this were real?





bro this is letsrun. this is as real as it gets.
Coach Langhorne
RE: look at this week my coach laid out to "wind down" towards districts 10/8/2012 5:19PM - in reply to Coach Langhorne Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Coach Langhorne wrote:

What is your point???

Coach Langhorne


Just kidding...

Go Devils!
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