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Subject: RE: 13:59 5k, 29:02 10k Japanese AMATEUR Runs 2:08:37 at Tokyo Marathon and Passes Out
dsrunner has the day off wrote:
The problem with your premise is that you don't know what sort of 10k shape Kauwachi had going into this race.
His 2:12 was in poor racing conditions; he was probably overtrained or still not quite recovered when he ran that 29 10k; and as you know, his half marathon best is 1:02:40 -- suggesting 2:10 shape at least. If he trained through for the half marathon best, a < 2:09 would not be too much of a surprise. Still, a good story.
NobbyH wrote: A very good point. Coach Squires told me that he felt Rodgers could have run 27:30 had he concentrated on 10000 but he never did. So to translate his marathon performance from his actual PR of 28:05 is not valid.
As for Kawauchi, according to the interview, because he "lacked speed", he emphasized stamina. To prepare for Tokyo marathon, he did five 43km runs as well as a couple of 5~6 hours cross country runs.
This is of course another way of saying that the title of this thread is wrong. Kauwachi is now a 13:30 and sub-28 runner. Those older times are way off his current level.Hit the submit button below if you want us to review the post.
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