Saturday, April 25, 2009

Low Mileage Blamed for Poor Performance in England

He was shocked to discover the low weekly mileage count of several of Britain's top male runners. "Some of the boys have been running only 20-30 miles a week," he says. "Now we've got people like Mo [Farah] jacking up mileage of 100-120 miles a week.

"It's a big lifestyle change. In the last 10-15 years there was a groundswell of opinion that said 'less is more'. We had runners doing more work in the gym.But they're not doing that in Kenya or Ethiopia, they're getting miles undertheir belt."

-Ian Stewart (the guy that outkicked Pre for the bronze medal in Munich)

MY COMMENT: Nothing more needs to be said. Same thing happened here in America until people started waking up.

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