Preparing for championship races with Renato Canova, Part III: Caleb Ndiku’s training before the Commonwealth Games 5k

Workout schedules and analysis of the training of Renato Canova’s athletes have become some of the most popular content on my website.  Today, we’re taking a look at a short block of training done by Caleb Ndiku.  Regular readers will remember Ndiku—I analyzed Ndiku’s training schedule before his victory over 3000m at this year’s World … Read more

Elite Marathoning with Renato Canova: The Training of Moses Mosop and Abel Kirui

Abel Kirui (left) and Moses Mosop (right) Renato Canova is a widely-renown coach of some of the most elite middle and long-distance athletes in the world.  His runners routinely medal at World Championship and Olympic races and place highly at major marathons.  I’ve done a good bit of writing on this blog about his training … Read more

Basic Training Principles for Middle and Long-Distance Running (booklet)

Download link at Google Docs (click) “Rome, 1960.  World record holder Roger Moens headlined an impressive field in the men’s 800m final at the Olympic Games.  At the gun, Moens led with a fast pace, and by 600m, the lead pack had thinned to five runners.  It looked to be a sure victory for the … Read more

The Updated Training Wisdom of John Kellogg

John Kellogg is an enigmatic, immensely intelligent personality who is something of a legend in internet circles.  He is best known for coaching Weldon and Robert Johnson, the twin brothers who founded LetsRun.com. Weldon Johnson was a 4:28 miler in high school and a 30:14 10k runner in college whom Kellogg coached to a 28:06 10k … Read more

Fun with statistics: A tutorial on using linear regression to develop race time conversions

As you can see, I’ve been playing around with numbers recently.  “Conversion charts” intended to predict future race performances (or equivalent race times) based on a previous race abound on the internet and in running books.  But they often don’t have the race distance you are looking for.  And the various conversion tools runners use … Read more