my 3 cents wrote:
For high school and masters the program appears solid. Moderate mileage and moderate workouts. American high school programs tend to over race, so the emphasis on moderate workouts is spot on. Masters need more recovery, so again the moderate workouts are spot on.
However for the world class athlete that has all day to recover and plan their own schedule, it lacks to push them hard enough. Not enough total volume, tempo volume, and intensity.
Not that every run needs to be intense but the occasional super hero workout is needed.
Volume is too low and needs to be 100-120 mpw
Tempo volume is to low and needs to be 20-25 mpw
Needs the occasional puke workout to help mentally as much physically
What about for the club runner? Somebody in their in 20s-30s with some decent ability and the time to run 10-12 hours per week.