This is crazy if it's true, his talent must be otherworldly! Or is it just a scare tactic? Or another benefit of the special sauce?
Opposite logic wrote:
Maybe he just came down to 35 mpw.
And it’s not like Julian is a low mileage coach. He had Craig up his mileage a bit this past year.
Jakob waste those 65 extra miles I guess.
Why would he need more than that? He's only race about a mile distance. 35 mpw is fine for an absolute pro .
Past blast wrote:
He considers himself a 400/800 guy,
Bob Schul Country wrote:
Murphy was a never a high mileage guy. Probably ran 25 miles a week in HS and likely not that high right now.
30-40 mpw is pretty normal for speed-based 800 runners. Brazier was only running 20 mpw under the Texas A&M coaches IIRC, so this would be a bump up for him, and I believe I also recall Rudisha saying that he ran his world record off of less than 40 most weeks. There are multiple valid ways to train for the 800, an endurance guy like Nick Symmonds might be better served off of 60-70 mpw, but there's no need for athletes with more of a 400 background to be doing that much mileage. Brazier can build the endurance that he needs to handle the rounds off of longer interval sessions, and by not running high mileage, he is able to stack a greater number of quality workouts. The fact that he was still able to run 3:37 without training like a miler shows just how talented he is.