Hicham El Guerrouj's 1500m WR pace is 54.92 per 400. Tergat has never given the impression of having thr ability to even approach that type of speed. I think El Guerrouj would find it tough, if he could do it, to do 10,000 meters of work at PR 1500 pace, especially with 1 min. rest at 6,000 feet. Some of these workouts the elites do must be unfounded.
of course I do, why not you? Haven't you ever done a workout similar to what Paul did? At one time I did 24 71-72 second 400's with a 200 jog between. He's the best and maybe that's why.
Coe: 6 x 800 in 1:50 on the road and the last in 1:46? Do you believe this? Why did Coe not run sub-3:40 for the mile? A lot of good 1500m runners can do 3-4 x 800 at 1500 pace and that's a race effort for them. IF you can do 6 800's that fast, that should DEFINITELY be your mile pace AT LEAST.