This. Train slow, run slow. End of the day what's going to help more practicing running 800m pace or jogging 8-9 miles? He's a 400/800 guy not a 5K/10K guy.[quote]Metric Miler wrote:
No one says train slow. They're saying build aerobic capacity at least to some extent. If aerobic capacity wasn't needed for the 800m, then MJ >> Rushida in their primes at 800m.
Thing is, Brazier ran XC (15:25 5M) & 40 mpw last year- Strength stays with a runner for a while. What will happen next year, assuming his coach's 20-30 mpw is correct & his off-season base mileage isn't much better?? The 5K endurance won't last forever.
You can build aerobic capacity in other ways than running a lot of miles.