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    Re: Update on my current training

    Quote Originally Posted by RB34 View Post
    Are you a 400m runner?
    The 400m was my focus when I came back to track at age 25 (off since 18). I've since found that I am better at the 100m and 200m, so that's what I've trained for since 28 (turning 33 this month). Hit all PBs at 30 (10.81, 21.69, 49.79).

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    Re: Update on my current training

    Quote Originally Posted by Actuary400m View Post
    The 400m was my focus when I came back to track at age 25 (off since 18). I've since found that I am better at the 100m and 200m, so that's what I've trained for since 28 (turning 33 this month). Hit all PBs at 30 (10.81, 21.69, 49.79).
    How did you find out?

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    Well done Brett! Good to hear you managed to sort out your training and get back to PB shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Actuary400m View Post
    I've found myself trapped by "the numbers" over the years, as well: "I have to get tempo running in today, otherwise I won't hit my target weekly volume." Same can be said for the speed work: "I need to get at least N reps." While I still track my volume, I truly believe that it isn't the main guide. Rather, aim for quality of work and use volume only to ensure you're not doing too much. If anything, think of it as "my total volume must be LESS THAN OR EQUAL to plan."
    Absolutely. Body knows best. Chances are, if you don't feel like training, you probably shouldn't.

    I know on occasion one might feel sub-optimal prior to training, but then sometimes you feel ready to go after the warm-up. What I mean is, if you feel like you can't get out of the car after work, or you just feel falling asleep when you walk into the door, you're probably not going to train at your best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin1 View Post
    Well done Brett! Good to hear you managed to sort out your training and get back to PB shape.
    I appreciate that Robin. You have been a big help and an eye-opener for me along this journey. Thanks for the advice along the way, as stubborn as I have been with you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RB34 View Post
    How did you find out?
    I learned through racing. There were those guys I could never beat in the 400m, but could always take in the 200m later in the meet. It finally hit me that maybe the 200m was just my natural fit, so I started to run more 100s and 200s with better results relative to the competition.

    I don't necessarily train for a particular race. I take more of a first principles approach to training: increase maxV, improve acceleration, get strong in the weight room, and maintain good general fitness. My best times at all distances came when maxV was the highest (no surprise there). Race-specific training never really seems to do much for me. The keys have been to remain healthy, fast, and racing for any distance.

    Brett seems to have found a similar formula. Train fast; don't just train to train.

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    Re: Update on my current training

    Quote Originally Posted by Actuary400m View Post
    I learned through racing. There were those guys I could never beat in the 400m, but could always take in the 200m later in the meet. It finally hit me that maybe the 200m was just my natural fit, so I started to run more 100s and 200s with better results relative to the competition.

    I don't necessarily train for a particular race. I take more of a first principles approach to training: increase maxV, improve acceleration, get strong in the weight room, and maintain good general fitness. My best times at all distances came when maxV was the highest (no surprise there). Race-specific training never really seems to do much for me. The keys have been to remain healthy, fast, and racing for any distance.

    Brett seems to have found a similar formula. Train fast; don't just train to train.
    Do you have a training journal on here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RB34 View Post
    Do you have a training journal on here?
    I started one on Bearpowered back in the day. A lot of my training and personal realizations / philosophy can be found there. I might start one here (CF's site) heading into the 2017 season.

    http://bearpowered.prophpbb.com/topic609.html

    Sorry to hijack your thread, Brett!

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    Re: Update on my current training

    Quote Originally Posted by Actuary400m View Post
    Sorry to hijack your thread, Brett!
    No, no, no problem at all man. The more we discuss and interact, the more we learn. Looking forward to checking that bearpowered forum!

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