Episode 9: Race Season Planning & 3 Day Week Marathon Training

With 2014 just around the corner, James and Neil discuss the rationale behind how they plan an athlete’s race season. Different approaches for different types of athlete. In addition, Twitter provided an interesting topic for discussion, surrounding the logistics of training for a marathon on just three days per week!

Episode Resources

VDOT Calculator

John Soul has created this pace calculator using the VDOT tables found in Jack Daniels’, Running Formula, 2nd Edition.

Run Pacing Skills Workshops

We’ve just released dates for our NEW Run Pacing Skills Workshops in early 2014.

At present we have a date set in London and one at Loughborough University.
Click here to find out more…

Twitter Question of The Week

We had only planned to discuss only one Twitter question this week. We ended up discussing two (plus a couple of tangents)… I doubt anybody is surprised!

About The Author

James has an academic background in Sport Rehabilitation and a special interest in Applied Biomechanics. He currently coaches a large number of Runners and Triathletes across all levels of ability and performance. He's grown a strong reputation for enabling athletes to improve their running performance and overcome running injuries through improving their Running Technique and developing Running Specific Strength.


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  • Hi, this is a really useful podcast – thank you! Trying to work on pacing a bit at the moment as usually run by feel….so just looking at your pacing workshop dates also, and hoping to come along!

  • Hi Sarah

    Thanks for that. Pacing by feel is one way of doing it but remember that even pace is increased effort. Hope to see you at one or both of our workshops!


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