Bobloblawlawblog wrote:example: wayzata wrote:
Except look at a school like Wayzata, MN which has only its top runners go over 60 miles a week, but had 12 runners sub-10 minutes this fall in a track timetrial, while training for a cross country 5k. Regularly has runners run ~9 min and sub 4:20 and get scholarships.
Just saying, you don't have to burn out kids in high school to get them developed enough to make college teams. Most of training is about being efficient.
Burnout doesn't come solely from mileage.
It can come from blasting intervals or cranking every run.
It can come from being top dog to getting beaten by other teammates who work harder.
Burnout is simply a state in which you no longer feel like the consistent effort is worth it.
In the meantime, the Thanksgiving workout approach seems to have paid some dividends -- both FM's Boys and Girls teams won Saturday at Nike New York/Northeast Regional. So kudos to them and (whatever their college future holds) good luck in Portland this next Saturday.