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[quote]Renato Canova wrote:
I have some doubt seeing the weight (67,6 kg seem to me too many for a runner 1.74 tall), so I suppose that he can be a "muscular" type of runner. But probably this is due also to the lack of long run. I think that, if this guy goes to long run (for example, twice a week 1 hr 20:00 progressive with last 20-30 min fast) he can lose 3 kg becoming about 64 kg heavy.
First of all, I appreciate very very much your quick response. I understand how busy you must be with the planning, analizing and the direct coaching of your elite athletes, besides all the administrative tasks.
Yes, this athlete is a "muscular" type his % of fat currently is 10.6, soft lean mass is 55.9 kg and lean body mass is 59.7 kg. I work with him since 8 years ago, so I know he is talented for long distances. But I was waiting to improve the 800-1500 m before moving him up. But you just gave me several ideas that can fit in our program. And of course we won't wait any longer.
5) And use full speed with very long recovery, for example 5 x 400 in 53 rec. 8:00, or 3 x 600 in 1:22 rec. 8:00, for increasing the LACTIC POWER, that is a very important part of training.
He has done this particular session in the last 2 years with an average of 52 segs and same rest as you have suggested. Besides has done 2 x 800 in 1:52 wtih 2 laps jogging in 6 min.
We will train during the next 5 weeks in Toluca City, altitude 2700m with some forests at 3000 m, just 50 km west of Mexico City and then will move to train for 3 weeks at lower altitude of 1600 m, just before making his debut at 5000 m in early June in Victoria, Canada.
Thank you again,
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