as john cook once said: "you don't just breathe to the finish line"
It amazes me how quickly it all ended for Solinsky.
4 years and two days ago - on August 6, 2010, he ran 12:55.
Earlier that year, he became the first white man to break 27:00.
Now at 29, he's moving on to college coaching.
He talks about the 2016 Games but is that possible (i started coaching at 29 and planned on training, but never really did. Admittedly he's the assistant but it's still hard)?
Unrelated to that, a question I have is when he's racing nowadays, "Is he aerobically tired?" Think about how big his aerobic engine it. 26:59. Last week, he didn't even break 30:00 at Beach to Beacon. That's basically 30 seconds a mile slower than his AR.
So when he runs does he aerobically feel totally untaxed and his leg simply won't move? Or is he having to use so much energy push his body with his damaged leg that it is very taxing?
It's interesting to think about from a physiological standpoint.
I've always thought that it's impossible to run when injured. Your body just doesn't perform well. Even if there is no pain, your body won't produce.
Physiologists please respond.
How can a 26:59 guy struggle to break 30 when they are only 29?
Yes, I know Webb lost it quickly but it's all pretty interesting.
cmon man. it's because he hasn't trained like a 12:55/2659 guy.
look at that picture again, his hamstring is f-d