Were you coaching him in his buildup to Barcelona? Could you tell us about him? I'm sure many of us would love to see his training.
According to that article he runs 3:40-4:00/km, that is 6-6:30/mile for "easy runs", considering it is in Iten which is at 8k feet altitude and never flat.
Seems pretty consistent with what Moen (coached by Canova) does...
What's special about that?
Renato Canova wrote:
The coach of Julien is Marc Jaeger. We are in touch by email, but he's the full responsible for the training plan of Julien. I never wrote some part of training of Julien, and with Marc I never spoke about Julien in specific way, giving only some general advice, especially after the situation of last year, when Julien had a very hard training, but probably went in overtraining, because was not able to compete well during summer.
Sometimes we have mails about training regarding general situations, but Marc is now able to manage very well the training, and, like Julien, used the previous mistakes for learning something about the specific way to improve, process that every coach has to face when the goal is to drive a talented athlete to international level.
Which difference between Julien and Sondre ? Sondre is 5 years older, and is more Marathon runner than Julien. They can have some common point about half marathon, and could be very interesting to see how they can run in DL in Oslo, when there is a 10000m organized for trying to better the old National Record of Norway (aim around 27'30").