Saturday, May 23, 2009

A Case Made for High Weekly Mileage

"The African distance runners aren’t better than their counterparts in the West because they have better basic or acquired speed or because they do more speed work. They are better because of the huge aerobic base they have acquired that allows them to maintain a sustained pace that is alien to Western athletes"

MY COMMENT: This is a good read by British distance coach Mark Harvey who suggests that England should be sending their young runners to the US for development. The premise is based on the necessity of high weekly mileage.

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