Dude you go forum to forum talking shit on Dan Pfaff and you don’t even have a clue about where and who he has coached and what his programs are like. There are people that over worship Pfaff for sure and aren’t critical of some of the things he says, but C’mon son, getdafukouttaherewitdatbullshit.
You miss the point. Pfaff’s programs work for Pfaff, that much is undeniable. If you are not Dan Pfaff, you need to apply ideas to your own setting.
I don’t care who he has coached, I’m sure you are aware enough of what ad hominem is but it would seem this guru is too close to home.
His talk of using HR responses based on mitochondrial research is erroneous, end of story.
His talk of tempo running lacking applicability is erroneous and illogical, especially given he has stated he does 6-8 “U-Turn” 200’s off 1-2 min on the athscanda site which is clearly tempo.
His talk of correlations for OHB is not nearly backed up by the published data from “https://www.edb.utexas.edu/ssn/Culminating Experiences/PowerTestingPaper doc.pdf”
There are plenty more examples of gurudom, sorry to have chosen the wrong guru for you. The problem is not what works for Pfaff, it is the applicability of his ideas for others when those ideas are either a reflection of his personal situation or lack basis altogether.
Out of interest, are you planning on following the Jamaican program next season? Or are you one of those who will be just overhauling their program and doing a heap of high volume hills and high volume tempo running on grass that you didn’t do last year, because you clearly have no gurus and don’t just follow the trends.