1) Distance running at the world-class level carries with it a very, very high risk of injury. Cam is a world-class distance runner.
Diminished Returner wrote:
Kudos to Cam Levins for running as well as he did in the 5,000m and 10,000m at the London Olympics in 2012. But how likely is he or maybe most runners who undertake such a high-mileage training program to survive it for more than four years?
Not true, Canadians, British, other Commonwealth countries, etc still use miles frequently for things like running. It is pretty clear that he talks about 190 MILES per week and mentioned the idea of increasing to 250 but that was just a thought, not a sure thing. But he is certainly talking miles and not kilometers.
you cant really be that dumb wrote:
Do you people REALLY believe he runs 200+ miles a week? The 250 referred to kilometers. He was talking to a Canadian, using the metric system. Yes, he runs high volume, but not THAT high.
Imagine if he could translate this volume into a Ritz like peak when he first joined AlSal.
His Mileage wrote:
Cam Levins won't be running the same volume in two years that he's running right now.
He's building a supreme base that will easily carry him from 2014-2016.
He should run all the way around the world and plan to arrive in Rio just in time for the 10k
Provided Levins maintains the mileage he's at until Rio, he will run a couple hundred miles over 25K (like 25,600 miles) in 3 years...