Quote Of The Day
“It’s a bit like driving a car. You could drive it at 50mph and you would get there quicker but marathon training is like you’re driving at 25mph on a bumpy road and holding on to the steering. Your body is just taking a beating all the time, but that’s what the marathon is about – being stronger, getting the mileage in, getting back from your run, waking up the next day, going for a run, not feeling great.”
“It’s completely different to training for the track. It’s much longer, it involves more miles and it involves longer work-outs. Before I used to reps of 400, 600 or 1,000 metres. Now a minimum that I’m doing in speed sessions is one-mile reps. Even my warm-up is four or five miles.”
– Mo Farah talking about the difference between his track and marathon training. Currently he’s doing altitude training in Kenya putting in 130-140 mile weeks getting ready for his debut at London 2014. On the race itself he says, “It’s going to be harder than the London, harder than Moscow. It’s going to be the hardest race of my life.”
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