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Threshold Running
Threshold Running

Trying to make a dollar out
   of what makes sense
“Everyone knows the
ingredients, but few know the
           recipe.”


      - Arthur Lydiard
What is the goal of training?
What is the goal of training?
How many people in this room
have run 5,000m under 15:10?
What is the goal of training?
How many people in this room
have run 5,000m under 15:10?

How many people in this room
 ran...
What is the goal of training?
What is the goal of training?
What is the goal of training?
What is the goal of training?


If the goal of training is to enable
 yourself to run a given distance
  faster than you e...
Lydiard’s Ingredients
Lydiard’s Ingredients
•   Long Aerobic Running
Lydiard’s Ingredients
•   Long Aerobic Running

•   Fartlek running
Lydiard’s Ingredients
•   Long Aerobic Running

•   Fartlek running

•   Jogging
Lydiard’s Ingredients
•   Long Aerobic Running

•   Fartlek running

•   Jogging

•   Easy Aerobic running
Lydiard’s Ingredients
•   Long Aerobic Running

•   Fartlek running

•   Jogging

•   Easy Aerobic running

•   Time Trials
Lydiard’s Ingredients
•   Long Aerobic Running

•   Fartlek running

•   Jogging

•   Easy Aerobic running

•   Time Trial...
Lydiard’s Ingredients
•   Long Aerobic Running

•   Fartlek running

•   Jogging

•   Easy Aerobic running

•   Time Trial...
Lydiard’s Ingredients
Lydiard’s Ingredients
•   Long Aerobic Running

•   Fartlek running
Lydiard’s Ingredients
 •   Long Aerobic Running

 •   Fartlek running

 …most of the
 questions that night
 focused on the...
Are there missing Ingredients?
Are there missing Ingredients?
Are there missing Ingredients?
 …but don’t most athletes do either a tempo
 run, a steady state run, a threshold run or
 m...
Tuesday, November   23rd, 2004
Tuesday, November   23rd, 2004



 “The thing that you guys do
 better then everyone else is
that you’re constantly traini...
So what is “that threshold”?
So what is “that threshold”?




These three books all talk about threshold training
Figure 4.2, Martin and Coe, Better Training for Distance Runners
Figure 4.2, Martin and Coe, Better Training for Distance Runners
Figure 4.2, Martin and Coe, Better Training for Distance Runners
Figure 4.2, Martin and Coe, Better Training for Distance Runners
Figure 4.2, Martin and Coe, Better Training for Distance Runners
Figure 4.2, Martin and Coe, Better Training for Distance Runners
Figure 4.2, Martin and Coe, Better Training for Distance Runners
Figure 4.2, Martin and Coe, Better Training for Distance Runners
Figure 4.2, Martin and Coe, Better Training for Distance Runners
Figure 4.2, Martin and Coe, Better Training for Distance Runners
..but what about fast repeats at the
        end of the season?
Figure 4.2, Martin and Coe, Better Training for Distance R...
Late season interval training




..but what about fast repeats at the
        end of the season?
Figure 4.2, Martin and C...
Tuesday, November   23rd, 2004



 “The thing that you guys do
 better then everyone else is
that you’re constantly traini...
What is the correct name for
   “that threshold” ?
What’s in a name?
What’s in a name?
•   Jack Daniels, PhD
What’s in a name?
•   Jack Daniels, PhD

Daniel’s Running
Formula – 1st edition
What’s in a name?
•   Jack Daniels, PhD

Daniel’s Running
Formula – 1st edition

Daniel’s Running
Formula – 2nd edition
What’s in a name?
•   Jack Daniels, PhD

Daniel’s Running
Formula – 1st edition

Daniel’s Running
Formula – 2nd edition

•...
What’s in a name?
•   Jack Daniels, PhD

Daniel’s Running
Formula – 1st edition

Daniel’s Running
Formula – 2nd edition

•...
What’s in a name?
What’s in a name?
•   David Martin, PhD
What’s in a name?
•   David Martin, PhD

Better Training for
Distance Runners
What’s in a name?
•   David Martin, PhD

Better Training for
Distance Runners

•   Second Threshold
What’s in a name?
•   David Martin, PhD

Better Training for
Distance Runners

•   Second Threshold

•   Lactate Threshold?
What’s in a name?
•   David Martin, PhD

Better Training for
Distance Runners

•   Second Threshold

•   Lactate Threshold...
What’s in a name?
•   David Martin, PhD

Better Training for
Distance Runners

•   Second Threshold

•   Lactate Threshold...
What’s in a name?
•   David Martin, PhD

Better Training for
Distance Runners

•   Second Threshold

•   Lactate Threshold...
What’s in a name?
What’s in a name?
•   Arthur Lydiard (sans PhD)
What’s in a name?
•   Arthur Lydiard (sans PhD)

•   His athletes earned 6 Olympic
    Medals, 4 Gold medals
What’s in a name?
•   Arthur Lydiard (sans PhD)

•   His athletes earned 6 Olympic
    Medals, 4 Gold medals

•   Peter Sn...
Arthur Lydiard
Arthur Lydiard

“For best results, aim
for a level of 70% to
100% of best aerobic
effort.”
Arthur Lydiard

“For best results, aim
for a level of 70% to
100% of best aerobic
effort.”

- p. 8, Running the
 Lydiard W...
Arthur Lydiard

“For best results, aim
for a level of 70% to
100% of best aerobic
effort.”

- p. 8, Running the
 Lydiard W...
•   Lydiard’s definition includes all three types of
    “aerobic development” running
•   Lydiard’s definition includes all three types of
    “aerobic development” running

•   Long Runs
•   Lydiard’s definition includes all three types of
    “aerobic development” running

•   Long Runs

•   Fartlek Running
•   Lydiard’s definition includes all three types of
    “aerobic development” running

•   Long Runs

•   Fartlek Running
...
•   Lydiard’s definition includes all three types of
      “aerobic development” running

  •   Long Runs

  •   Fartlek Ru...
Still not convinced that you should be
         doing a threshold run?
Threshold Running How To
Threshold Running How To
•   Where should you conduct these workouts?
Threshold Running How To
•   Where should you conduct these workouts?

    • You don’t want to run too hard in these worko...
Threshold Running How To
•   Where should you conduct these workouts?

    • You don’t want to run too hard in these worko...
Threshold Running How To
•   Where should you conduct these workouts?

    • You don’t want to run too hard in these worko...
Threshold Running How To
•   Where should you conduct these workouts?

    • You don’t want to run too hard in these worko...
Threshold Running How To
•   Where should you conduct these workouts?

    • You don’t want to run too hard in these worko...
Threshold Running How To
•   Where should you conduct these workouts?

    • You don’t want to run too hard in these worko...
How can I remember to
 run the AT controlled?
How can I remember to
 run the AT controlled?
How can I remember to
 run the AT controlled?

Remember Ted Williams
   and Ben Hogan
•   Ted’s strike zone is 77
    baseballs
•   Ted’s strike zone is 77
    baseballs

•   The .400 zone is just 3 balls
    away from the .275 zone
•   Ted’s strike zone is 77
    baseballs

•   The .400 zone is just 3 balls
    away from the .275 zone

•   A pitcher ca...
•   Ted’s strike zone is 77
    baseballs

•   The .400 zone is just 3 balls
    away from the .275 zone

•   A pitcher ca...
•   Ted’s strike zone is 77
    baseballs

•   The .400 zone is just 3 balls
    away from the .275 zone

•   A pitcher ca...
Figure 4.2, Martin and Coe, Better Training for Distance Runners
• C’mon….is paying attention to
   breathing really THAT important?

• YES !!!       




 Figure 4.2, Martin and Coe, Be...
“After all, the point
  of tournament golf
  is to get command
  of a swing which,
  the more pressure
  you put on it, th...
“After all, the point of
  training is to empower
  the athlete with the
  ability to race to their
  potential in the mos...
“You taught me something
  about ATs. You could run with
  the guys on an AT, yet you were
  barely running with them. It
...
“You taught me something
  about ATs. You could run with
  the guys on an AT, yet you were
  barely running with them. It
...
“You taught me something
  about ATs. You could run with
  the guys on an AT, yet you were
  barely running with them. It
...
Threshold Running Check List
Threshold Running Check List
  What don’t you want to have happen?
Threshold Running Check List
  What don’t you want to have happen?

  You don’t want to run too hard in the workout
Threshold Running Check List
  What don’t you want to have happen?

  You don’t want to run too hard in the workout

  How...
Threshold Running Check List
  What don’t you want to have happen?

  You don’t want to run too hard in the workout

  How...
Threshold Running Check List
  What don’t you want to have happen?

  You don’t want to run too hard in the workout

  How...
Threshold Running Check List
  What don’t you want to have happen?

  You don’t want to run too hard in the workout

  How...
Threshold Running
Practical Application
Threshold Running
             Practical Application
•   I put the ATs in the training
    schedule (4 total for the fall
...
Threshold Running
             Practical Application
•   I put the ATs in the training
    schedule (4 total for the fall
...
Threshold Running
             Practical Application
•   I put the ATs in the training
    schedule (4 total for the fall
...
Threshold Running
             Practical Application
•   I put the ATs in the training
    schedule (4 total for the fall
...
Three in the Morning
Three in the Morning
   “The two arrangements were the same in the
   number of chestnuts did not change. But in the
   on...
So, I gave them what they thought were
intervals
So, I gave them what they thought were
intervals

1600m loop at Mae Dennis Park
So, I gave them what they thought were
intervals

1600m loop at Mae Dennis Park

Two 800 Segments
So, I gave them what they thought were
intervals

1600m loop at Mae Dennis Park

Two 800 Segments

Broken into either 200/...
So, I gave them what they thought were
intervals

1600m loop at Mae Dennis Park

Two 800 Segments

Broken into either 200/...
So, I gave them what they thought were
intervals

1600m loop at Mae Dennis Park

Two 800 Segments

Broken into either 200/...
So, I gave them what they thought were
intervals

1600m loop at Mae Dennis Park

Two 800 Segments

Broken into either 200/...
Pratt, KS
• Are the athletes running an AT
 or a race?
• Are the athletes running an AT
 or a race?

• Does the AT empower the
 athlete to race to their
 potential?
• Are the athletes running an AT
 or a race?

• Does the AT empower the
 athlete to race to their
 potential?

• Three in ...
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Threshold Running

  1. 1. Threshold Running
  2. 2. Threshold Running Trying to make a dollar out of what makes sense
  3. 3. “Everyone knows the ingredients, but few know the recipe.” - Arthur Lydiard
  4. 4. What is the goal of training?
  5. 5. What is the goal of training? How many people in this room have run 5,000m under 15:10?
  6. 6. What is the goal of training? How many people in this room have run 5,000m under 15:10? How many people in this room ran the final 400m of a race this spring under 58 seconds?
  7. 7. What is the goal of training?
  8. 8. What is the goal of training?
  9. 9. What is the goal of training?
  10. 10. What is the goal of training? If the goal of training is to enable yourself to run a given distance faster than you ever have, then what ingredients do you need to include in your training recipe?
  11. 11. Lydiard’s Ingredients
  12. 12. Lydiard’s Ingredients • Long Aerobic Running
  13. 13. Lydiard’s Ingredients • Long Aerobic Running • Fartlek running
  14. 14. Lydiard’s Ingredients • Long Aerobic Running • Fartlek running • Jogging
  15. 15. Lydiard’s Ingredients • Long Aerobic Running • Fartlek running • Jogging • Easy Aerobic running
  16. 16. Lydiard’s Ingredients • Long Aerobic Running • Fartlek running • Jogging • Easy Aerobic running • Time Trials
  17. 17. Lydiard’s Ingredients • Long Aerobic Running • Fartlek running • Jogging • Easy Aerobic running • Time Trials • Hill Training
  18. 18. Lydiard’s Ingredients • Long Aerobic Running • Fartlek running • Jogging • Easy Aerobic running • Time Trials • Hill Training • Developmental Races
  19. 19. Lydiard’s Ingredients
  20. 20. Lydiard’s Ingredients • Long Aerobic Running • Fartlek running
  21. 21. Lydiard’s Ingredients • Long Aerobic Running • Fartlek running …most of the questions that night focused on these two workouts…. ...which makes me think that most people don’t know the ingredients
  22. 22. Are there missing Ingredients?
  23. 23. Are there missing Ingredients?
  24. 24. Are there missing Ingredients? …but don’t most athletes do either a tempo run, a steady state run, a threshold run or maybe cruise intervals in addition to a long run and/or a fartleck run?
  25. 25. Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004
  26. 26. Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004 “The thing that you guys do better then everyone else is that you’re constantly training on that threshold.” - Mike Smith, Kansas State Univ.
  27. 27. So what is “that threshold”?
  28. 28. So what is “that threshold”? These three books all talk about threshold training
  29. 29. Figure 4.2, Martin and Coe, Better Training for Distance Runners
  30. 30. Figure 4.2, Martin and Coe, Better Training for Distance Runners
  31. 31. Figure 4.2, Martin and Coe, Better Training for Distance Runners
  32. 32. Figure 4.2, Martin and Coe, Better Training for Distance Runners
  33. 33. Figure 4.2, Martin and Coe, Better Training for Distance Runners
  34. 34. Figure 4.2, Martin and Coe, Better Training for Distance Runners
  35. 35. Figure 4.2, Martin and Coe, Better Training for Distance Runners
  36. 36. Figure 4.2, Martin and Coe, Better Training for Distance Runners
  37. 37. Figure 4.2, Martin and Coe, Better Training for Distance Runners
  38. 38. Figure 4.2, Martin and Coe, Better Training for Distance Runners
  39. 39. ..but what about fast repeats at the end of the season? Figure 4.2, Martin and Coe, Better Training for Distance Runners
  40. 40. Late season interval training ..but what about fast repeats at the end of the season? Figure 4.2, Martin and Coe, Better Training for Distance Runners
  41. 41. Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004 “The thing that you guys do better then everyone else is that you’re constantly training on that threshold.” - Mike Smith, Kansas State Univ.
  42. 42. What is the correct name for “that threshold” ?
  43. 43. What’s in a name?
  44. 44. What’s in a name? • Jack Daniels, PhD
  45. 45. What’s in a name? • Jack Daniels, PhD Daniel’s Running Formula – 1st edition
  46. 46. What’s in a name? • Jack Daniels, PhD Daniel’s Running Formula – 1st edition Daniel’s Running Formula – 2nd edition
  47. 47. What’s in a name? • Jack Daniels, PhD Daniel’s Running Formula – 1st edition Daniel’s Running Formula – 2nd edition • “Threshold: Tempo/Cruise”
  48. 48. What’s in a name? • Jack Daniels, PhD Daniel’s Running Formula – 1st edition Daniel’s Running Formula – 2nd edition • “Threshold: Tempo/Cruise” • “86-88% VO2max”
  49. 49. What’s in a name?
  50. 50. What’s in a name? • David Martin, PhD
  51. 51. What’s in a name? • David Martin, PhD Better Training for Distance Runners
  52. 52. What’s in a name? • David Martin, PhD Better Training for Distance Runners • Second Threshold
  53. 53. What’s in a name? • David Martin, PhD Better Training for Distance Runners • Second Threshold • Lactate Threshold?
  54. 54. What’s in a name? • David Martin, PhD Better Training for Distance Runners • Second Threshold • Lactate Threshold? • Ventilatory Threshold?
  55. 55. What’s in a name? • David Martin, PhD Better Training for Distance Runners • Second Threshold • Lactate Threshold? • Ventilatory Threshold? • “Lactate/Ventilatory Threshold”
  56. 56. What’s in a name? • David Martin, PhD Better Training for Distance Runners • Second Threshold • Lactate Threshold? • Ventilatory Threshold? • “Lactate/Ventilatory Threshold” • “80%-90% of VO2max”
  57. 57. What’s in a name?
  58. 58. What’s in a name? • Arthur Lydiard (sans PhD)
  59. 59. What’s in a name? • Arthur Lydiard (sans PhD) • His athletes earned 6 Olympic Medals, 4 Gold medals
  60. 60. What’s in a name? • Arthur Lydiard (sans PhD) • His athletes earned 6 Olympic Medals, 4 Gold medals • Peter Snell’s 1:44.3 800m World Record • Stood for 11 years • Ran clockwise on a grass track
  61. 61. Arthur Lydiard
  62. 62. Arthur Lydiard “For best results, aim for a level of 70% to 100% of best aerobic effort.”
  63. 63. Arthur Lydiard “For best results, aim for a level of 70% to 100% of best aerobic effort.” - p. 8, Running the Lydiard Way (1978)
  64. 64. Arthur Lydiard “For best results, aim for a level of 70% to 100% of best aerobic effort.” - p. 8, Running the Lydiard Way (1978) • That means 70-100% VO2max
  65. 65. • Lydiard’s definition includes all three types of “aerobic development” running
  66. 66. • Lydiard’s definition includes all three types of “aerobic development” running • Long Runs
  67. 67. • Lydiard’s definition includes all three types of “aerobic development” running • Long Runs • Fartlek Running
  68. 68. • Lydiard’s definition includes all three types of “aerobic development” running • Long Runs • Fartlek Running • ATs (aerobic threshold runs)
  69. 69. • Lydiard’s definition includes all three types of “aerobic development” running • Long Runs • Fartlek Running • ATs (aerobic threshold runs) Slower Faster Long Runs Fartlek Running ATs
  70. 70. Still not convinced that you should be doing a threshold run?
  71. 71. Threshold Running How To
  72. 72. Threshold Running How To • Where should you conduct these workouts?
  73. 73. Threshold Running How To • Where should you conduct these workouts? • You don’t want to run too hard in these workouts
  74. 74. Threshold Running How To • Where should you conduct these workouts? • You don’t want to run too hard in these workouts • You need to get some data every 60-90 seconds
  75. 75. Threshold Running How To • Where should you conduct these workouts? • You don’t want to run too hard in these workouts • You need to get some data every 60-90 seconds • Grass Track – Ideal
  76. 76. Threshold Running How To • Where should you conduct these workouts? • You don’t want to run too hard in these workouts • You need to get some data every 60-90 seconds • Grass Track – Ideal • Synthetic Track – Good Idea
  77. 77. Threshold Running How To • Where should you conduct these workouts? • You don’t want to run too hard in these workouts • You need to get some data every 60-90 seconds • Grass Track – Ideal • Synthetic Track – Good Idea • Loop at a local park – Good Idea
  78. 78. Threshold Running How To • Where should you conduct these workouts? • You don’t want to run too hard in these workouts • You need to get some data every 60-90 seconds • Grass Track – Ideal • Synthetic Track – Good Idea • Loop at a local park – Good Idea • How do you know if you’re running too hard?
  79. 79. How can I remember to run the AT controlled?
  80. 80. How can I remember to run the AT controlled?
  81. 81. How can I remember to run the AT controlled? Remember Ted Williams and Ben Hogan
  82. 82. • Ted’s strike zone is 77 baseballs
  83. 83. • Ted’s strike zone is 77 baseballs • The .400 zone is just 3 balls away from the .275 zone
  84. 84. • Ted’s strike zone is 77 baseballs • The .400 zone is just 3 balls away from the .275 zone • A pitcher can get Ted Williams out 3 out of 4 times with the .275 pitch….
  85. 85. • Ted’s strike zone is 77 baseballs • The .400 zone is just 3 balls away from the .275 zone • A pitcher can get Ted Williams out 3 out of 4 times with the .275 pitch…. • …but the problem is it’s inches away from disaster
  86. 86. • Ted’s strike zone is 77 baseballs • The .400 zone is just 3 balls away from the .275 zone • A pitcher can get Ted Williams out 3 out of 4 times with the .275 pitch…. • …but the problem is it’s inches away from disaster
  87. 87. Figure 4.2, Martin and Coe, Better Training for Distance Runners
  88. 88. • C’mon….is paying attention to breathing really THAT important? • YES !!!  Figure 4.2, Martin and Coe, Better Training for Distance Runners
  89. 89. “After all, the point of tournament golf is to get command of a swing which, the more pressure you put on it, the better it works.” - Ben Hogan Five Lessons (p.14)
  90. 90. “After all, the point of training is to empower the athlete with the ability to race to their potential in the most intense, most prestigious races.”
  91. 91. “You taught me something about ATs. You could run with the guys on an AT, yet you were barely running with them. It was basically a race for you.”
  92. 92. “You taught me something about ATs. You could run with the guys on an AT, yet you were barely running with them. It was basically a race for you.” - Mark Wetmore
  93. 93. “You taught me something about ATs. You could run with the guys on an AT, yet you were barely running with them. It was basically a race for you.” - Mark Wetmore Practical Military Necessity
  94. 94. Threshold Running Check List
  95. 95. Threshold Running Check List What don’t you want to have happen?
  96. 96. Threshold Running Check List What don’t you want to have happen? You don’t want to run too hard in the workout
  97. 97. Threshold Running Check List What don’t you want to have happen? You don’t want to run too hard in the workout How do you know if they’re running too hard?
  98. 98. Threshold Running Check List What don’t you want to have happen? You don’t want to run too hard in the workout How do you know if they’re running too hard? Learn to pay attention to your breathing
  99. 99. Threshold Running Check List What don’t you want to have happen? You don’t want to run too hard in the workout How do you know if they’re running too hard? Learn to pay attention to your breathing C’mon….is paying attention to breathing really THAT important?
  100. 100. Threshold Running Check List What don’t you want to have happen? You don’t want to run too hard in the workout How do you know if they’re running too hard? Learn to pay attention to your breathing C’mon….is paying attention to breathing really THAT important? Yes  !!!
  101. 101. Threshold Running Practical Application
  102. 102. Threshold Running Practical Application • I put the ATs in the training schedule (4 total for the fall XC season)
  103. 103. Threshold Running Practical Application • I put the ATs in the training schedule (4 total for the fall XC season) • Friday AM was the scheduled time
  104. 104. Threshold Running Practical Application • I put the ATs in the training schedule (4 total for the fall XC season) • Friday AM was the scheduled time • 1st AT - 2 miles for women and 3.5 for men
  105. 105. Threshold Running Practical Application • I put the ATs in the training schedule (4 total for the fall XC season) • Friday AM was the scheduled time • 1st AT - 2 miles for women and 3.5 for men • 4th AT - 3.5 for women and 5.0 for men
  106. 106. Three in the Morning
  107. 107. Three in the Morning “The two arrangements were the same in the number of chestnuts did not change. But in the one case the animals were displeased, and in the other they were satisfied. The keeper had been willing to change his personal arrangement in order to meet the objective conditions. He lost nothing by it!” - Chuang-Tzu (translation by Thomas Merton)
  108. 108. So, I gave them what they thought were intervals
  109. 109. So, I gave them what they thought were intervals 1600m loop at Mae Dennis Park
  110. 110. So, I gave them what they thought were intervals 1600m loop at Mae Dennis Park Two 800 Segments
  111. 111. So, I gave them what they thought were intervals 1600m loop at Mae Dennis Park Two 800 Segments Broken into either 200/600, 300/500, 400/400, 500/300 or 600/200
  112. 112. So, I gave them what they thought were intervals 1600m loop at Mae Dennis Park Two 800 Segments Broken into either 200/600, 300/500, 400/400, 500/300 or 600/200 They ran race pace, then ran “steady”
  113. 113. So, I gave them what they thought were intervals 1600m loop at Mae Dennis Park Two 800 Segments Broken into either 200/600, 300/500, 400/400, 500/300 or 600/200 They ran race pace, then ran “steady” I logged the data from each week and then showed them their progression
  114. 114. So, I gave them what they thought were intervals 1600m loop at Mae Dennis Park Two 800 Segments Broken into either 200/600, 300/500, 400/400, 500/300 or 600/200 They ran race pace, then ran “steady” I logged the data from each week and then showed them their progression
  115. 115. Pratt, KS
  116. 116. • Are the athletes running an AT or a race?
  117. 117. • Are the athletes running an AT or a race? • Does the AT empower the athlete to race to their potential?
  118. 118. • Are the athletes running an AT or a race? • Does the AT empower the athlete to race to their potential? • Three in the Morning – what does the coach need out of an AT?

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