2:40 to 2:24:17 to 2:19:46
Guess she gonna skip sub 31 track 10000m and go to sub 30 minute this year. Big jump last year to run low 31 minute track 10000m.
Israeli here wrote:
Nope, but her husband-coach (Dan Salpeter) went on a national olympic coaching program, toured the world and met with a lot of experts in this field. Once he came back all of his athletes have been progressing slowly (well, more accurately a major improvement followed by slow and steady improvements in each race) and have been very consistent.
Check his other elite athlete - Maru Teferi.
As for the whole marathon - Lonah took a long time figuring it out, and Dan decided to stop running it until she figures out the shorter ones. That's why she hasn't raced the marathon from London WC until Florence in Nov 2018.
She's was a diamond in the ruff.
Why should we be surprised at off-the-charts improvements? All you have to do is 'identify' with being fast and you can become fast nowadays. Where there's a will there's a way.
Dan Salpeter wrote:
If you are so curious, I've learned a lot from coach Scott Simmons, Coach Renato Canova and more experts at the field of Strength training and Nutrition.
I would be happy to share with you all of my insights that is leading Lonah's progress
Most of her improvement is due to weight loss ( about 15 pounds) and less body fat as well.
Take a look at the difference between the two pictures:
Here is a photo of her from Rio, when she used to run 2:40 and 35-4 minutes 10k
Here is the 2:19 lonah