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2K IP question

Postby in440703 » October 18th, 2017, 10:08 am

I'm currently doing a 16 week IP which will prepare me for a local 2K in February. I have a question for those of you who have done this before.

At the beginning of week 8, I am to do a test, and then it suggests inputting that test time as my current time. At that point, did you just use the new 2k time to readjust your pace targets and continue with the same sessions as previously planned, or did you generate a new program/new sessions for the remaining weeks?
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Re: 2K IP question

Postby NavigationHazard » October 18th, 2017, 11:01 am

That's actually a difficult question. The IP as written treats the built-in 2k tests merely as benchmarks for gauging progress. If you take this position as gospel, then stick to the original version of the plan.
OTOH, if your test is significantly slower or faster than where it logically ought to be given your training to that point, it makes a certain amount of sense to re-calibrate everything. Something (HR, current time, athlete level, sessions per week) may have been misunderstood or may not have been entered right to start with.
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Re: 2K IP question

Postby JerekKruger » October 18th, 2017, 11:02 am

in440703 wrote:At that point, did you just use the new 2k time to readjust your pace targets and continue with the same sessions as previously planned, or did you generate a new program/new sessions for the remaining weeks?


I've not done the programme but I'd imagine the way you're supposed to do it is carry on with the original programme but adjust your speed based on your new 2k test. If you create a new programme of 8 weeks length (presumably how long you have remaining) it'll be a little odd, as it'll include a week or two or preparation (purely UT1 and UT2) before getting back into AT and TO work, and I don't think this is what you want.
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Re: 2K IP question

Postby Riff7 » October 18th, 2017, 11:09 am

Hi.
I followed the ip 16 week plan the first time I did BIRC in 2007. The 8 week test was about 5 seconds quicker than the first test and so I just adjusted the pace of the training accordingly.
As it turned out the race didn't go to plan and I was slower than in my 8 week test by 3 secs, however I put that down to nerves and a fire alarm getting me out of bed at 2am.
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Re: 2K IP question

Postby PaulG » October 18th, 2017, 12:03 pm

They way I have dealt with this is input the new data for a new 16 week plan, but start the new plan at week 8 just after your test.
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