My source is Marius Bakken who spoke directly to Kennedy. I pick Marius's direct conversation as more reliable than Kennedy's admitted uncertainty in an interview (he said "I think it was... not 'I'm certain it was' "). Further, that 1600/1200/800/400 workout was done more than once. The times I gave were the FASTEST ones hit, not the average.
wrong dude, the komen workout described by Kennedy:
3:54-2:53-1:54-55, yes that is a difference and its a big difference to the Gebrselassie workout as this is only half the volume at the same speed(and at sealevel).
Regardless, it is remarkable. And you must account the accumulated fatigue of other hard sessions of the week.
I am going to go with the sources themselves (namely, what Coe actually SAID he did, not what a message board poster a WANTS TO BELIEVE HE DIDN'T DO).
Now you tell me how hard a 3:51 mile in workout is and Gebrselassie does 9,6km of intervals at 3:55-pace....
The point is i have a friend who does regular 1k reps on the road in 2:30 and his 1500m best is 4:01, the distance of the reps were not accurate + downhill factor so to say "but Coe did 6x800m in 1:50 with 2 sec rest" is worthless.From his log prior to the 84 games:30x200m~27/28sec, 6x800m in 2:00 with 3min rest(thats "a bit" easier than 6 in 1:50 with 45sec rest), 6x400 in 52secs,...normal workouts.
I trust Coe over you any day on what Coe did in a workout, the same as I trust Dr. Kostre and Gebrselassie's biographer over your misinformed opinion.
If you want to be unshakably confident in falsehoods and stupidities, that is your option. A poor one, but still your option.
I find humor only in the fact that YOU didn't read more carefully.
hahaha, YOU should read more carefully
And so we come to the all-important, seldom dispensed with, personal attack of an unknown responder. The readers will observe that Wello does not know me, has never met me, would not recognize me if I tripped him in the street, does not know my age, my experience with running, or even the minutest datum of my life as to entitle him a wild miss like his guess above.
stop acting like a 25-year old virgin
But if flinging mistaken insults is your way of admitting you have no argument and you cling to foolish frustrations without basis in fact, I read you loud and clear.
I motion we adopt Mike Bautista's proposal and talk about training, not making wrong guesses and attacks at people unknown to ourselves.