This is spot-on, but let's remember, his channel and his journey is about experimentation. He is experimenting with training and racing. And sometimes it will go tremendously well, and sometimes it will fall flat. Listen, he didn't train for going through the Half at Amsterdam in 1:06... it was a by-product of a great training cycle and although he suffered a massive crash, it was a big breakthrough. Same with Pikes Peak. He won big with unconventional training and experimenting with everything.
I applaud him for lining up and giving the effort. The same cannot be said for many.
Banned in 60 Seconds wrote:
He will run 1:06: xx and then post a rambling 14 minute vlog the following day . Highlights will include:
"I am disappointed but,..."
"I felt like I was in 1:04 shape but..."
"It was warmer and more humid than I am used to..."
"I was hoping to start with Parker Stinson but, these things don't always work out. I know. I'm just saying that if I could've run with Parker..."
"I dropped my wave partners by two miles and it was a really long solo effort..."
"Here's where I think things started to fall apart, oh!... viking72 says. "You're still my hero!" and he's rocking the butter my bread and tea mug emojis! Thanks, viking72! You are my hero for being part of the SJD Global Running fam!..."