Really? I personally think people are largely born with their forms. Some wanted to change MJohnson, good thing they didnt'.
1. He tried to change Ritz's form. Ritz got injured. Then they stopped trying to change his form and Ritz now no longer races in a NOP singlet.
2. Mary Cain was amazing without a form change. Now she seems to be joining on the Caitlin Chock plan.
I'm very skeptical of trying to make form changes. Very. That being said, it's a lot easier to do if you start in 9th grade.
You're criticizing a guy for not changing someone's form their senior year of HS? Thank goodness he didn't. I'm happy with all of the sub-4 miles and the FL win.
Yes, rojo. I'm glad you're skeptical of form changes, but it makes a huge difference. And Ritz's form change did not injure him. He ran 12:56 for 5000m with immediate change to his form. Those small tweaks go a long way. And you're thinking too much into what I mean by form... it's all the drills and exercises he has them doing that give them that extra 5% on race day, so when you're in the 10,000m Olympic Final, hot and tired, you can kick past a 26:17 guy in Bekele and his brother and win Silver while holding your form together and not breaking down.
That is why Salazar is GENIUS. He understand everything about the sport.