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    Itís not the concept of coaches Iím perplexed by. Itís the idea of paying so much money for information which can be had for free via clubs or a the price of a book. I guess itís about time and wanting the information straight away

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    ...so would anyone recommend any books on training for the fells or running in general for people post 40yrs?
    I have Dennis Quinlan's book fell and hill running that is ok.
    There also seems to be hundreds of books... I have never used any structure whatsoever and have only got fitter by doing races in a yo yo pattern of race race race, injury... unfit. Race race, injury... Beer, fat/unfit, etc, etc.. much harder to claw back any fitness nowadays at 46yrs and I think a plan would be beneficial to me. The bike is an alternative.

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    I'm 61 and still in your "Yo Yo Pattern" Sasquatch.

    Wish I had got some structure to my training years ago but probably a bit late now!
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    I believe I have a decent training structure... although my coach tells me (and to be honest I know myself anyway!) that I race far too much...

    I could no doubt improve my performance by racing less, training harder, and resting more... But as someone who is never going to challenge for honours, dropping 90% of my races just doesn't seem worth it.

    Not to say that i'm not fiercely competitive... i'd hoped that somehow, somewhere, this year, I might pick up a top 3 position in a smaller race... but not really prepared to sacrifice perhaps 20 races (and fantastic days out) each year in pursuit of it.

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    I was going to rib you for working from home on full pay and posting on here in the firms time Travs.

    But I have just noticed the time of your post and will let you off a "Written Warning" as you are probably on bait!
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    I've been working weekends, early mornings, all-sorts, nothing else to do apart from work and train... so I think i'm a few hours in hand with work!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Llani Boy View Post
    I'm 61 and still in your "Yo Yo Pattern" Sasquatch.

    Wish I had got some structure to my training years ago but probably a bit late now!
    I have also followed the Sasquatch unstructured pattern, except that now it's not so much "race race race injury" as "injury injury injury race".
    In his lifetime he suffered from unreality, as do so many Englishmen.
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    ...I feel a business opportunity arising. 'The Sasquatch Yo Yo method' come see me for some 'expert coaching' only £50/20 cans old speckled hen per session...

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    Drink then coached?
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    Coached then drink?

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