Jack Daniels Marathon Program in Runnings World

Jack Daniels Marathon Program in Runnings World

Post by PorLins » Thu, 05 Sep 1996 04:00:00


I just started doing the Jack Daniels Program and like it alot.  I'm just
not sure if it is to conservative.  I used to follow the Benji Durden
Program and have had much success but wanted a change.  Jack Daniels does
not do track work-outs but he does do threshhold pace runs and also
threshhold pace on your long runs.  I find the program easier but feel
maybe the recovery is better and am getting more quality work-outs.  If
anyone has any feedback on the comparison of these 2 programs please write
me.   I've heard Jack Daniels is conservative but has a great record for
making great runners.  What do you runners think?   I'm shooting for a sub
3 marathon and am so close with a 3:00.32 second finish in Vermont so I
feel I've put alot of hard work into it and am so close.  Thank you for
any information you may have.

 
 
 

Jack Daniels Marathon Program in Runnings World

Post by Mike Tenne » Sat, 07 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>I just started doing the Jack Daniels Program and like it alot.  I'm just
>not sure if it is to conservative.  I used to follow the Benji Durden
>Program and have had much success but wanted a change.  Jack Daniels does
>not do track work-outs but he does do threshhold pace runs and also
>threshhold pace on your long runs.

Rats. I thought the OTHER Jack Daniels had come up with a whiskey
based training program.

Now THAT would be my kind of program....   ;-}
Mike Tennent

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Jack Daniels Marathon Program in Runnings World

Post by ADu » Sat, 07 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
5) writes:
>I just started doing the Jack Daniels Program and like it alot.  I'm just
>not sure if it is to conservative.  I used to follow the Benji Durden
>Program and have had much success but wanted a change.  Jack Daniels does
>not do track work-outs but he does do threshhold pace runs and also
>threshhold pace on your long runs.  I find the program easier but feel
>maybe the recovery is better and am getting more quality work-outs.  If
>anyone has any feedback on the comparison of these 2 programs please
write
>me.   I've heard Jack Daniels is conservative but has a great record for
>making great runners.  What do you runners think?   I'm shooting for a
sub
>3 marathon and am so close with a 3:00.32 second finish in Vermont so I
>feel I've put alot of hard work into it and am so close.  Thank you for
>any information you may have.

Hi there!
I'm also training for a marathon (my first actually), running a half on
Sunday.  That program sounds good - where can I get it?

Thanks
Ann
Ottawa, Canada

 
 
 

Jack Daniels Marathon Program in Runnings World

Post by Loriduf » Tue, 10 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:
>I just started doing the Jack Daniels Program and I like it a lot. I'm

just not sure if >its too conservative.

I also am following Jack Daniels' program and I love it so far. I have
modified it a bit to suit my lifestyle and I am on the lower end of the
mileage scale, shooting for three 50-mile peaks.
 I have researched marathon training programs often as a journalist and I
have interviewed Jack Daniels a few times. It seems he takes the most
important elements of the other popular marathon training programs and
incorporates the ones that have been proven to work into his program.
 His theory is that each shorter long run (16-milers) at marathon pace
helps you increase your lactate threshhold while longer runs (20 miles
plus) should be used only to train your muscles to work for the amount of
time it takes to complete a marathon. It makes sense because if you go too
far beyond your lactate threshold at marathon pace, you probably are just
going to get injured.
My PR is 3:42. I'm shooting for 3:30 at Marine Corps. I guess I'll find
out if it works.
Good luck!