Thursday, July 19, 2012
Ryan Hall Will Finish Top Ten in London!
We believe it is important to run fast on the track while preparing for a fast marathon - Greg MacMillan MY COMMENT: Good interview with Greg McMillan- unlike Ritzenhein, not afraid or revealing his runners "secrets." His comment agrees with what I've been saying all along about Ryan Hall's lack of racing at shorter distances. It remains to be seen if Hall can pop another good marathon without showing any improvement in his track times.
I posted this in Feb, 2010- and after 2 horrible races leading up to London, I believe Ryan Hall is finally beginning to figure it out. In this interview with letsrun.com, Hall says "What I've learned recently is the importance of speedwork for me. I've been doing a lot more interval work than I've done for recent marathons. I've realized how important speed is for me. I have had to change my training to prioritize my training to emphasize that."
I've been saying this for a few years now about Hall's approach to marathon training, yet he has continued to hammer out one decent marathon after another. But if he's looking for something new to boost his fitness besides more rest, he's probably found it. Let's hope it's not too little too late for Ryan. From the sound of this, he may be ready for a top 10 finish.