Observationalist wrote:run like a sprinter. wrote:60% of the time running distance like a sprinter works every time. Wait, that doesn't make sense.
It's funny how American-based runners can practice sprinting and lift weights to become world beaters but the rest of the world needs drugs.
Mo Farah's physiology changed in a very short time:
1) redevelopment/conversion of fast-twitch fibers -- the idea that anyone at Mo's age can convert/develop the fast twitch needed to sustain his closing speeds mid 2011 and beyond is somewhat unbelievable.
2) massive increase of anaerobic capacity, to the point where his augmented metabolic threshold now allows his muscles to work harder off less than anyone else at the end of a sustained effort.
I didn't take the time to get closing splits on Kiprop and Farah, but it appeared that Mo closed a bit over the last 150m. Anyone do this yet?
You fail at ex phys.