Metric Miler wrote:
I broke 1:50 never running more than 30mpw. You're assessment of 60-80mpw is just your opinion. Brazier hasn't revolutionised anything with his training. This is how 400/800 and 800m specialist train.
The notion of 'special endurance' has been laughed at around here before, but it works. Jogging about for x miles a week doesn't directly help the endurance needed in an 800m in the same way that running hard 700m reps do.
Sub-1:50 is excellent. But 1:43's medalist territory & no 1:43 runner in history's done it off 20-30 mpw.
I hope that the extreme speed approach isn't working, because in part he still has last year's mpw strength & XC racing strength- that would "wear off". Last year's 40 mpw is almost double the 20-30 mpw now.
Man this did not age well. This whole thread aged like vinegar.
Here we are, with brazier likely to run sub 1:42 off of his 25-35 mpw, and Elliot Giles under 1:43 indoors with his 3-4 “running days” per week.
You hate to see it hahahahaha