Jack Daniels book

Jack Daniels book

Post by TLakota » Fri, 08 Feb 2002 02:21:45


Just read through Jack Daniels Running Formula after hearing some good things
about it. Just wondered if anyone else here has read the book and tried the
training schedule or has any other comments about it? Figured I'd give it a
shot and train for the Utica Boilermaker 15K in July. Previous years I've
always just walked out the door and then decided what I'd want to do for the
day's training. Maybe some sort of plan will help.

Mike

 
 
 

Jack Daniels book

Post by Rainma » Fri, 08 Feb 2002 03:51:12



Quote:
> Just read through Jack Daniels Running Formula after hearing some good
> things about it.
> Figured I'd give it a shot and train for the Utica Boilermaker 15K in
> July.

Jack Daniels?  Boilermakers?  So how many boilermakers comprise the Running
Formula?  Sounds like an interesting approach to training...

Is this a followup to the beer drinking thread???

  --Rainman....

 
 
 

Jack Daniels book

Post by SwStudi » Fri, 08 Feb 2002 05:13:09

Quote:

> Just read through Jack Daniels Running Formula after hearing some good things
> about it. Just wondered if anyone else here has read the book and tried the
> training schedule or has any other comments about it? Figured I'd give it a
> shot and train for the Utica Boilermaker 15K in July. Previous years I've
> always just walked out the door and then decided what I'd want to do for the
> day's training. Maybe some sort of plan will help.

> Mike

It's a good book, but he's too optimistic with marathon predictions
and easy/long run paces based on shorter PR's. Also, if you are a
very competitive runner  (top 5 - 10 at most races) you may want
to look elsewhere for training methods.

However, having said all that, it's still a good book, and worth
owning.There's good information in it, for sure.

--
David (in Hamilton, Ont)
"Bid me run, and I will strive with things impossible."
                                   Shakespeare, Julius Caesar
http://www.angelfire.com/nc/swstudio/home.html

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Jack Daniels book

Post by Miss Anne Thro » Fri, 08 Feb 2002 12:31:51

I tried the Jack Daniels method, but I always ended up so drunk that I
could'nt get my jogging costume on.
 
 
 

Jack Daniels book

Post by Harold D Wall » Fri, 08 Feb 2002 14:27:19


Quote:
> Just read through Jack Daniels Running Formula after hearing some good things
> about it. Just wondered if anyone else here has read the book and tried the
> training schedule or has any other comments about it? Figured I'd give it a
> shot and train for the Utica Boilermaker 15K in July. Previous years I've
> always just walked out the door and then decided what I'd want to do for the
> day's training. Maybe some sort of plan will help.

I own a copy of Daniels' Running Formula and am using it to train for a 5k
in May. You can keep a*** of my progress (if you choose) in the
"training week ending ___" threads. I chose Daniels mainly because I own
a copy; and, since this is the first time that I have devoted significant
effort to training for a 5k, I figured that just about any training plan
(within reason) would do.

Like David, I find his easy pace is pretty fast. It is manageable, but it
just seems too fast on those days when I need a rest, but want to get a
few miles in. I decided to just run easy runs at any pace that feels
comfortable. I plan on sticking to his T, I, and R paces.

I just started the early quality phase of a 17 week training cycle, and I
just did my first quality training yesterday - some R pace work on hills.
I am impressed by his recommendation on the weekly amount of R paced
training. At the end of the workout yesterday, my calves were so sore that
I was worried that I had injured myself. I had to walk carefully to avoid
pain. Today was a rest day, and my calves are recovering just fine. I'll
be ready for an I pace workout tomorrow. Daniels' mileage limit on R pace
running took me right to the brink without going over.

I'd say give Daniels' a try. It certainly won't hurt.

-- Harold

 
 
 

Jack Daniels book

Post by Lynd » Sat, 09 Feb 2002 02:09:08

The book is written for a particular audience, that audience being the typical
Runers World reader (7-10 minute pace for typical training runs) who wants to
improve his/her performance by following a structured training method.  For
this type of runner--and it appears that this includes you--this might be the
best boook out there.

This is not a book for serious competitive runners--by that, I mean, people who
can run a mile in 4-something or a sub-35 minute 10K--but until you get to that
level, Daniels book might be the best you can do.

The alternative(s) to look at would be one of Glover's books like the New
Competitive Runners Handbook.

Lyndon
"Speed Kills.  It kills those that don't have it" --Brooks Johnson

 
 
 

Jack Daniels book

Post by Sam » Tue, 12 Feb 2002 07:27:43

You missed the reference to "shot".


Quote:


> > Just read through Jack Daniels Running Formula after hearing some good
> > things about it.
> > Figured I'd give it a shot and train for the Utica Boilermaker 15K in
> > July.

> Jack Daniels?  Boilermakers?  So how many boilermakers comprise the
Running
> Formula?  Sounds like an interesting approach to training...

> Is this a followup to the beer drinking thread???

>   --Rainman....