I was reading the Flotrack article about how he made a huge leap not only in his HM time, but also how his pacing in this race translated to big leaps in equivalent times over his previous PRs.
From the article: http://www.flotrack.org/articl...NBXUfnyuUk
-According to the McMillan calculator, Droddy's 61:48 is equivalent to a 13:21 5K, 27:43 10K, and 46:20 10 mile; Daniels has it at 13:29/28:06/46:23.
-Droddy's PRs in those events: 13:49, 28:22, 47:28.
So, my question; is this a normal leap for an athlete to take? His olympic trials qualifier in the 10k seemed to be a one-off as well, never close to equalled. He is only 26, and he has a new coach (never heard of Dr. Richard Hansen)....can that make THAT big of a difference in such a short amount of time? I don't want to call into question his integrity - more curious to see if this is what happens when a talented runner suddenly takes their pro career seriously and drops the slacker persona.