MODERN TRAINING INVESTIGATION
I would be so sure that I don´t know Marius training.
Actually, modern investigation that´s a science – police investigation, private investigation, commercial espionage, or training investigation.
That the last step and ending part of the investigation that´s to ask the source. We start collecting data, and cross information, and we are build a “robot picture” based in all elements that we have access.
With all previous knowledge we build each individual running profile based in knowledge “training principles” and we see what´s new and what fits and not fits in that basic generalised principles.
Most of times ther´s no need to come close the direct subject of our investigation because we know all that we need to know without using the source. When we come close to the subject of our investigation and eventually we ask him directly – when have all the job done, that´s just to know if what he says that´s true. Following that logic, if eventually i´m concern to know Marius training and basic concepts, and working llong science investigation, the last step of my investigation that´s to have the Marius daily training schedule. So, as you see in that context to know the training schedule that´s quite irrelevant. All investigation is like to build a puzzle piece by piece.
The case of running training that´s very easy since the individual can´t catch at home and do that, or we need to investigate that deeper. But since you need to go out and training that´s very easy.
I want to give a few clues or some tips what that would be done. That´s not that I have a special interest to know Marius training or that I do any special initiative to work accordingly.
A few seasons ago, I was doing my regular jogging in the same park in Lisbon that I use to do 30 years ago, when I group of 2 guys – that immediately I identify as “new kids in town” that were training differently than all the rest.
At that time I didn´t imagine yet who is Marius Bakken. I didn´t enter in his site, and i´m not so sure if that Marius site that did exist the day I saw that runners training.
They were in group with a female, but they were doing an outdoor continuous run faster than usual, and as I have any inch of that park measured, I took one split and I knew what pace they did run. After X minutes periods in that 3:05-3:10 by kilo pace, they did 2 minutes recover with easy runs and then another set and another up to 40-50 minutes that style. They did that for 3 to 4 days. That takes time to understand all the rest.
That I forget almost completely. But as I have some training relate expertise since I read first Marius training ideas, and as Marius do some photos of him in his site – I immediately relate that past fact that 2 runners that I saw in my local track.
Now, when Marius say I do my AT runs often by minutes or distance with rest periods, I know that he is saying the true and I know the essentials to be able to extrapolate lots of information. But that would be just the beginning.
Later on I did knew, people that train with him in USA, and later on I did knew people that knew him in Kenya and how he trains. Do you see how the world is small ?
A friend of mine once told me that he did participate in a study that come to the conclusion that in modern and world global communication – internet and so - after doing the connection with 7 people maximum, we can have an information with the guy that is in the more remote part of the world and that we don´t know nothing at all.
Recently, I did relate daily with a Norwegian sailor that actually he is retired and write novels and he used to be a runner and actually he does jogging, that told me that he lives close to Marius, that knew Marius father – a past runner also – and that trains in the same park(s) that Marius trains when he is in Norway, and saw him doing outdoor runs as well as track workouts. This is nothing in special, just tips, but just to made you understand that´s not hard to know the essentials without the need to come close to the source. All the rest that is really vital to the investigation I don´t tell you, because I want to preserve privacy of those who told me something...