His writing style is disgusting. It is over exaggerated and vain. You can tell he thinks he is a genius.
I think some of his writing is brilliant. Yes he's controversial personally and his writing is very literary in nature but a sentence like this is flat out good writing.
Schwarz’ decades-long, monomaniacal approach to human running performance has by all accounts seen him progressively spread his attention across his growing number of coaching and academic enterprises too thin, and unfortunately, drama and ill will have ensued in accompaniment with a variety of unfortunate but necessary separations.
It summarizes what would take most people 3-4 paragraphs in one sentence (admittedly it's a long sentence)
I thought the piece was interesting and spot on. Basically, his theory is "We all hae our genetic potential, if you train a lot early, you will get closer to it earlier than most. So you'll improve less later on but eventually you end up near the same place."
I agree with that thinking. Look at the Ingebrigtsens. Do you expect Jakob to keep improving at the same rate as a normal 20 year old? You shouldn't.
Another way to think of this would be to think "What is the athlete's training age, not actual age?"
It's like if you see an athlete in women's sports, you need to ask, "What is there biological sex, not gender?"