This is not written in a sarcastic tone. Actually, I was quite taken aback, being a letsrun faithful for many years, and reading that going EASY on non-workout days is apparently overrated.
I run 15:50 for 5K and most of my runs are at 7:30/mile, excluding workouts. Since Mo Farah is doing his runs at 5:45/mile, that means I should be running close to 6:45/mile. ( 1.5 minutes slower than 5K pace)
Is that why I find it so easy to run 80+ miles /week? All this time I've been running junk miles!!! No wonder I get beat by some local guys who boast not having run more than 40miles/week!
I'm thinking of altering my weekly running by switching from a steady diet of 10-12 milers at 7:30/mile to 5-7 milers @ 6:45/mile
Editor's note: The author is referencing this article http://www.telegraph.co.uk/spo...Games.html