There's a lot of joking around in these threads, but stuff like this is really why they need to stay up. We're fans of running. And we have a guy who is presenting himself as a running guru. And he has a following. But when you put his training methods up for analysis, everything falls apart.
He literally did a 40-mile slow run around a mall parking lot in the middle of winter, practically unfueled (possibly 2 gels?). And that was supposed to be training to win a 50K in warm weather on hilly terrain, with a spot on the US Mountain/Trail Running Team up for grabs. The guy who won it is a full-time engineer (i.e. does not have the freedom Seth has to train), also living in Colorado, is the exact same build as Seth, and was able to string together the correct training plan to win. If you got your information purely from Seth, you'd think the winner was a hulking behemoth who had an unfair physical advantage over him, and there was nothing he could have done differently to achieve a better result.
He doesn't train well, he doesn't take care of himself gets and injured constantly, he doesn't strategize his races well, because he doesn't know his fitness levels. He is not an authority on running or training. He just happens to be a guy who possesses some natural talent, that's all. He shouldn't be telling other people how to train either, yet he does it anyway. He teaches people to be bad runners, and he does it in a way where people won't learn from their mistakes, because it's all covered up in fake positivity and spiritual belief. How that's not an appropriate topic for a running forum, I don't know. But where is anyone supposed to go? You can't talk about it in Seth's discussion areas either, because he deletes anything that isn't irrational praise for everything he does.