Not East Africans wrote:
Webb’s flame burned out quick
Ritz was injury prone and only ran world class times under shady sal
Hall moved to thon training very quickly and responded to less intense workouts with more tempos. However he became very inconsistent late in his career that ended earlier then it really should of.
The problem with high school is not the training but the racing schedule. 2-3 races every week? It’s just stupidity and if you’re trying to run higher mileage or add hard workouts you will burn out quick.
Here’s an unpopular opinion for these boards.
Kids LIKE to race. Many of them LOVE it. Ever been to a junior high meet? Most of those kids have no idea what they are doing but will run hurdles, mile, throw shot, and long jump in the same meet....and have a great time.
The trick is to get those races to be a meaningful part of the overall growth of the athlete rather than 2-3 “peaks” per week.