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Precious Roy
RE: Self- Coached Geoffrey Mutai a training week

Hodgie-san wrote:

[quote]another canuck wrote:

it needs some context. When in the cycle? Its a lot of miles but absurdly slow for his level.


I deduce that this is his "bread & butter" routine.

quote:

" Where we run is very hilly, up and down, up and down. We don't really do a hill workout. Most of the time it's hilly, even where we do speed work. Once I finish the long run, I know that the hard part of the week is done."

He trains at Kapng'etuny Kenya 8,200 feet altitude.

Absurdly slow? hahaha. You try it.[/quote]

Absurd? No. But for Mutai, that is really slow. Hills and altitude maybe at 15-30 sec per mi for someone like Mutai. So, at sea level on the flat he would still be running 7:30ish. I have run with pros before whose prs are 6-10 min slower than Mutai's. They would go bonkers if they had to run 7:30s for 2 hours straight as a recovery run.

But it is very interesting stuff from Mutai. It is almost like the old LSD has been retooled to be a recovery run. I wonder how this compares to the other speedster marathoners like Mosop and E Mutai.

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