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RE: RENATO, can you comment on the 2011 World Championships preparation
Renato Canova wrote:
I'm happy somebody from another continent can explain the reason producing the injury in Abel's knee. But I'm sorry to explain you I know exactly the reason, that has nothing to do with diagonals, because I was with him every day during his preparation, and I discovered some strange exercise he decided to do, without asking me, in his house. Abel has a lot of energy, and frequently (like the most part of African runners) decides to use it in some naive way, without knowing effects and risks. Of course, when you are able to teach them to follow completely your training phylosophy, the possibilities of injuries dramatically decrease.
It's funny like, in this site, sometimes there are people not knowing anything about the reality of top athletes (they don't know the athlete, his life, his family, his body, his problems, his ambience, his friends, his training, his psychology, his moral values, his character, etc...), thinking to know for certain solutions for every problem.
But he got the knee injury after doing the diagonals and then you had him doing more diagonals and he injured the other knee. Come on Renato, diagonals put a lot of strain on the knee because the runner has to turn through 150 degrees many times during a hard session.
In letsrun there are a lot of wizard able to read in their magician's crystal ball. The conceit of many readers is without any limit.
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