I'm not talking the full article- just the Quote Of The Day part.
Talk about the training, group setting, etc... But not going home, not seeing the family to instead shack up with other runners does not fly as a reason for running fast. In fact, it makes them less of a man or woman doing so.
Now if the only way to a training group is far travel from the family- OK then. But saying "bye" to the wife & kids **in itself** as a reason for fast running = BS. And if it is, then family >> running. I've never bought that *purposely* punishing yourself, living in undesirable conditions, etc.. is a recipe for athletic success.