computer based training plans any good?

computer based training plans any good?

Post by Deen » Thu, 07 Oct 1999 04:00:00


hello all,

I am a new runner and lurker, and would like some advice so i can improve...

I'm 31, 60kg, 5'7". I've been running a little over a month now, 4
days/week, about 15k/week. I can do about 6k at a comfortable pace (takes me
45 minutes). I could This is still a lot better than the 700m i lasted on
the first day.

In the second week of running I went out and bought myself a Polar Coach
HRM. It comes with some software that logs your numbers and can also plug in
a training program that will prepare a customised plan for you and amend it
based on your progress.

i am wondering if these programs are worthwhile or should i rather just
continue lurking and keep increasing my distance and pace till I become a
jogger/runner.

I really am looking to improve, so i can participate in some fun runs/races
that may come up at the end of the year.
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Deen
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computer based training plans any good?

Post by Joern Gehrin » Fri, 08 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>i am wondering if these programs are worthwhile or should i rather just
>continue lurking and keep increasing my distance and pace till I become a
>jogger/runner.

I use a program called RunCoach for my training. It allows create
individual training plans and control your success with a running long.
I can definitely recommend this software (I am not affiliated with the
author, nor do I get any money for this recommendation :-( )
I have been training with it for 2 years now and my PB on
marathon has improved by 30 minutes.
You can get it at www.sportscoach.com.au and it with PCC2HRM
it is also compatible with your Polar Coach.

Keep on running,

Joern

 
 
 

computer based training plans any good?

Post by EXCHANGE:IRE07:GC » Tue, 12 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> In the second week of running I went out and bought myself a Polar Coach
> HRM. It comes with some software that logs your numbers and can also plug in
> a training program that will prepare a customised plan for you and amend it
> based on your progress.

> i am wondering if these programs are worthwhile or should i rather just
> continue lurking and keep increasing my distance and pace till I become a
> jogger/runner.

It is likely in the early days that just following any program will see
you improve. So if the software gets you out the house and keeps you
motivated it will be worthwhile.

After a while you will start to build up knowledge of what training
works for you - and others in this ng - and you'll be able to adapt
things to your prefereneces.

I used to find that 2-3 months of illness / injury free training would
get me into pretty good shape irrespective of the details of the program
followed. I now find I have to specialise the program in order to get
the best out of myself, but the 2-3 month base training still applies.

IanB - running makes you a better runnner.

 
 
 

computer based training plans any good?

Post by Carr » Tue, 12 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Wow, you have the Polar Coach HRM... How do you like it?  How do you
actually transmit to the computer... how long does it take?  I'm
thinking about getting one :)

- Carra



Quote:
> hello all,

> I am a new runner and lurker, and would like some advice so i can
improve...

> I'm 31, 60kg, 5'7". I've been running a little over a month now, 4
> days/week, about 15k/week. I can do about 6k at a comfortable pace
(takes me
> 45 minutes). I could This is still a lot better than the 700m i lasted
on
> the first day.

> In the second week of running I went out and bought myself a Polar
Coach
> HRM. It comes with some software that logs your numbers and can also
plug in
> a training program that will prepare a customised plan for you and
amend it
> based on your progress.

> i am wondering if these programs are worthwhile or should i rather
just
> continue lurking and keep increasing my distance and pace till I
become a
> jogger/runner.

> I really am looking to improve, so i can participate in some fun
runs/races
> that may come up at the end of the year.
> --

> Best Regards,
> Deen
> -------------------------------------------------------------
> Deen Hameed \ Evershine Oriental Co. L.L.C.
> P.O. Box 3307, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
> Tel. +9714 354855, +97150 6446290, Fax. +9714 354846



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