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Kipchoge's training for the 2017 Berlin marathon
« on: September 29, 2017, 06:27:15 pm »
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http://www.sweatelite.co/live-kipchoge-full/

Going to dive into it more, looks like there's alot in there. Pretty awesome, if it's legit/accurate/real. Wish Kipchoge just joined strava.



This portion (Training with Kipchoge - 5 Things that Surprised Me) has "invisible font" by accident I imagine, so quoting it, it also touches on some things we talk/debate on here:

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I spent a month training alongside Eliud Kipchoge in August 2017, just a month before the Berlin Marathon 2017. The Berlin Marathon is where Kipchoge will aim to officially break the World Record for the marathon.

Here are 5 things that surprised me a bit:

(1) He was extremely inflexible. After an easy morning run (16km in 1hr10mins), I stretched with the group. Most of them were fairly flexible in the hamstrings – standing straight legged and bending over to touch your toes with your knees straight and being able to touch your toes. Eliud was miles off. He was nowhere near touching his toes! They all found it hilarious that he couldn’t come close to touching his toes.

(2) Warm ups/cool downs. Most marathoners tend to bulk milage into their warm ups/cool downs – 5-6km or 25-30mins can be common amongst elite athletes. Eliud rarely runs more than 15mins (approx 3km) and often closer to just 10mins (approx 2km). On one fartlek sessions we joined in with on August 12th (4x10mins threshold efforts, with 2min rest), they warmed up with 1.8km (9min30sec) and cooled down with the same.

(3) He rarely pushed himself to the limit. It certainly seemed to me that Eliud rarely went 100% in training. Three times per week (Tues, Thurs, Sat – see training week for more details) he ran hard, but he rarely pushed himself to the limit. He was able to get straight into a jog within 1 minute of the end of every workout, without a problem.

(4) He ran his long tempo runs of 40km+ on an empty stomach. Every morning at 6:10am, they start their morning run. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays it’s a hard workout and on the other days, its easy-medium. Every day except Tuesdays track workout, they’ll run on an empty stomach. What’s even better, is that they’ll often wake up just 15mins before the run starts (5:55am).

(5) Tea, huge on tea (with tons of sugar). Eliud drinks a lot of tea. Before training, after training, and at least two more servings per day of tea, with at least 15g of sugar in each serving. Do the math on how much sugar that is every day, just from tea!

flexibility (inflexible), quick warmups, empty stomach runs, not pushing himself to the max, sugar.

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Re: Kipchoge's training for the 2017 Berlin marathon
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2017, 06:35:56 pm »
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Decent video discussion of some of the stuff found in that site:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd3r-0-y0vI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd3r-0-y0vI</a>