Mr Joe Rubio:
I've read many of your posts in the past and you always adress the improvements of Athlete #1 and Athlete #2. Why aren't they improve from 3.39 and 3.40? If they improved so rapidly just in 2 seasons? Did they change coach or did they reach their maximum potential so fast? I know they both had quarterspeed of 50 sec, do you feel it's impossible for them to improve even more given that speed.
Athlete #1 had a goal of running in the 2000 Trials and he narrowly missed it by .10 seconds. He retired shortly following.
Athlete #2. After 2001 when he ran 3:40 and 13:58 he's run progressively more and more workouts on his own and done his own program. He trains with our group occassionally, but by and large he follows his own training outline.
Not sure if they could have run faster, but I believe #2 can still run very fast if he trained with the singular focus he showed in 2001. Even with his 53 speed I believe he's a 3:35 runner in a 30:04 body. I think anyone who saw him win Cardinal Invite in 2001 in 3:40 with his still standing 300 PR of 41 would agree.