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Re: Various Running Articles
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2015, 01:00:26 am »
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stride frequency + stride length article.. didn't read it yet, plan to tomorrow.

file:///Users/x/Downloads/the-development-of-stride-length-and-stride-f.pdf

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Re: Various Running Articles
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2016, 08:43:00 pm »
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Interview with Abdi Abdirahman

http://fittish.deadspin.com/can-the-chillest-runner-in-the-u-s-be-the-first-to-mak-1678330071

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Q: Your laid-back attitude, not obsessing about mileage or diet, is unusual among competitive runners. If you were part of an organized training group, do you think it would be harder to take a day off, or go out for drinks of an evening?

A: Yeah definitely. For me, a lot of people say, if he would have done this or that, he'd be better. He's not dedicated. He doesn't train hard enough: He doesn't even do 100 miles. If he did 140 miles/week, he'd be better. One time, I tried that. I did 130, 140 miles for two or three weeks. I came out injured. It doesn't work for me. Less miles, high intensity, like Bernard. He only does 70 miles/week, but so fast, all fast. And you know, I made four Olympic teams. That's not easy.

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Re: Various Running Articles
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2016, 11:49:16 am »
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this is my argument with people who say bolt could have been faster with better training or more dedication, or that randy moss would have been a better WR if he'd smoked less weed, or whatever. everyone is different, and when someone is the best ever at what they do -- or even very elite -- it's hard to believe that doing things differently would have improved their results. usain bolt is the fastest 100m runner of all time by more than a tenth of a second! randy moss was completely uncoverable for years!

if this dude can make four olympic teams with 70 miles a week, and when he tried to run more got hurt, then who's to say that if he'd had more driven coaching he wouldn't have broken down in his early 20s and never competed at an international level? counterfactuals are all problematic; counterfactuals second-guessing success more so than most.
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Re: Various Running Articles
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2016, 12:55:09 pm »
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this is my argument with people who say bolt could have been faster with better training or more dedication, or that randy moss would have been a better WR if he'd smoked less weed, or whatever. everyone is different, and when someone is the best ever at what they do -- or even very elite -- it's hard to believe that doing things differently would have improved their results. usain bolt is the fastest 100m runner of all time by more than a tenth of a second! randy moss was completely uncoverable for years!

if this dude can make four olympic teams with 70 miles a week, and when he tried to run more got hurt, then who's to say that if he'd had more driven coaching he wouldn't have broken down in his early 20s and never competed at an international level? counterfactuals are all problematic; counterfactuals second-guessing success more so than most.

yup, well said.

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Re: Various Running Articles
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2016, 08:59:24 pm »
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