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Sagarin
RE: Overtraining??? Return of the foot injury

run for free wrote:

Ritz,

has to be extremely careful...foot problems are really dangerous for runners..don't want scar tissue to form in this area..

....this current setback reminds of his foot problems dating back to when he used to focus on the 10km training under Wetmore...his old coach Brad seemed to have those problems "managed" even though he was marathon training.....

.....salazar has to remember that ritz's foot is his limitation in IMPROVING...his goals were EXTREMELY ambitious and had him peaking three this year...his foot can't handle it....

...even with salazar's periodization (9 periodizations periods per year...assuming 3 periodizations for each goal) this is WAY too much for ritz considering his history of foot problems.....

....focus on one big goal per year.....peak one time per year.....let his marathon training carry over to other events...rest of the year is for recovery, base, and injury prevention exercises...his foot will last longer maybe until 2012...

....if they are not careful about ramping down his "MANY" goals (5km, 10km, XC, half-marathon, and .marathon).... his foot may not allow him to perform the necessary HARD training needed to medal in London 2012 ( 2 years away)..

....focus on the "big prize" down the road.


Solid post IMHO.

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