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Sub 19:00 for 5K 05-03-13 Clee Prom 5K - 19:00:66 that was bloody close!
Sub-40:00 for 10K 17-03-13 Gainsborough 10K - 39:43
Sub 88:00 for HM
The Logic of Long Distance
... that there's always an exception to the general guidelines. ...Of course, the flipside to that is that the general guidelines are fundamentally wrong when used for the individual anyway, and should be used as nothing more than starting points for personal experimentation.
Stop that. I'm running out of space for tattoos.
Oh, the snide comments that could possibly be offered up.......
No, no. I'm saving *that* space for Jeff's dissertation. As long as he keeps it under 200 pages.
...I thought Ed Whitlock's training would provide a different way of framing the discussion....
Sidebar: Ed Whitlock's Best Performances Since Turning 70
Event Time Site Year His Age
5,000 meters 18:22 Toronto 2004 73
10,000 meters 37:33 Toronto 2004 73
15,000 meters 58:55 Utica, NY 2003 72
Marathon 2:54:49 Toronto 2004 73
I'm saving *that* space for Jeff's dissertation. As long as he keeps it under 200 pages.
I don't know that it necessarily changes the discussion. The reason being is that there's always an exception to the general guidelines.
Of course, the flipside to that is that the general guidelines are fundamentally wrong when used for the individual anyway, and should be used as nothing more than starting points for personal experimentation.
Look at someone like Salazar. I don't think he ever ran more than like 16-17 miles at one shot. Yet he still ran well over 100 miles a week in training, and ran blistering marathon paces. If you read about any of the really good runners, a good number of them struggled at first because they had issues in terms of how they were training. Eventually, they found a training method that clicked for them, and they become some of the greats.
To me, that's the best thing you can take away from studying running history, and the methods used by other runners. You start to pick up more than just base building is important, or that you should be doing this type of speed work, blah blah blah. You start to discover that really, at the heart of the matter, it's all about learning more about yourself. You learn what works; you learn what doesn't; you learn how your body recovers; you learn what sorts of things work in terms of nutrition. You start to look at what others have done, and discover that really, they were learning more about themselves, and what they were ultimately capable of, and how to achieve that. If you try it and it works, great. If it doesn't, you've still learned something.
To paraphrase an old poster: Today is the first day of the rest of your training. It doesn’t matter where you started or how far you’ve come. Today is the day. Your training didn’t start 6 weeks ago. Your training started the last time you hit the road. John “the Penguin” Bingham Life is not tried, it is merely survived if you're standing outside the fire
Don't worry. It's not that long.
I'm assuming you mean your dissertation. But I wasn't 100%.
To be a philosopher is to traffic in ambiguity.