Wrong, I know EVERYTHING about the "insults" I'm throwing around.
And the biggest insult here is to the "Olympic spirit" itself, and to the concept of a WC competition and the honor it represents to be given an opportunity.
lets be honest, if this was anyone other than solinsky we would be screaming drugs.
between the HUGE drop in his 5k/10k times and 'withdrawing' from the heavily drug tested WCs, something is up.
If you are tired, then get your ass out there and train.
The problem with US distance runners is they are always focusing on "next year" and when "next year" gets here they are focusing on "next year" again or "4 years" from now to medal at the og's. Some of these africans run marathons in the fall, xc in the spring and track in the summer. The midd guys would run indoor. some even running xc and then of course track in the summer. Even if its one marathon or half. Or a couple xc races and then worlds. (seriously we need to start sending our best to worlds). Its not like they are over racing where as these american guys train the whole year and update there twitter every week and update us on a good work out they did or how they are looking forward to big things this summer. Seriously guys. Shutup and race. We are tired of waiting 7 months to see you guys race and then dns or dnf.
That's what I'm suspicious of. Last year after running 26:59, he said he didn't even know how much mileage he had been running. He said on his twitter that he added it up, and it was 90-something over the entire season--and this was in May, so the average was before taking into account tapering/competition for the summer.
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Yeah. Or maybe he had been taking risks of running lots more mileage than his rivals and it finally caught up to him.
Agreed...the Africans run a lot of time trials at their chosen distance. It is one aspect of Lydiard's philosophy that they espouse.
that "no racing" policy is literal bullshiite. it really does suck that chris will look back on 2011 and see a really good 4200m split in a 5k, a 3:54 mile and a 3:35-3:36 1500 at stanford. not trying to take the mile and 1500 ... they are great. 3:36 translates to a sub 13:00... the "no racing" policy has got to go.
an interview with lagat on flotrack said it best. the kenyans have been racing since january. practice makes perfect and practicing the 5k is what needs to be done. sorry for rambling.