The Logic of Long Distance
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
So, I cannot depend on the current attitudes of one athlete, but I go to explore new attitudes. Top athletes, as top coaches, are EXPLORERS in a land that don't know. If you fear to try something new, NEVER you can give to your body and your mind the stimula for improving.
So, when I read a lot of discussion about VO2 max, Thresholds, Lactate, I understand that the main problem in the evolution of white athletes is THAT ATHLETICS, IN OUR COUNTRIES, BECAME LIKE MATHEMATICS : a lot of scientists, but no more instinct and no more heart. Athletes that want to control everything CANNOT OVERTAKE THEIR CURRENT LIMITS, and you can have stgimula in two directions only : OR YOU RUN FASTER, OR YOU RUN LONGER. The best thing is to do both the things.
If in the race you want to run fast, in training you have to run fast (of course having care of your recovery).
If in the race you have to run long distance, in training you have to run long distance.
But, if you want to be competitive, YOU HAVE TO RUN LONG AND FAST at the same time, not only long-slow, and short-fast.@@
and pace bracelets. And pace groups. And the McMillan calculator.
Good answer, Jeff.
Mikey is getting cranky from all them miles.
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