Sir Lance-alot wrote:
So no matter what JK or others say (JK of the school of thought that there is ONLY ONE WAY to reach the top), there are actually different ways that suit different athletes....But in the end, please do not try and re-write history.
I might suggest you heed your own advice abot rewriting history, considering your "facts" about JK's approach are dead wrong.
As for this ongoing nonsense about Coe's mileage, unless someone has hopes of copying his schedule and running 1:41, the entire question is meaningless and has nothing to do with this thread.
The UNDENIABLE FACT is that the OVERWHELMING majority of the best distance runners of all time, 1500m to the marathon (and even some 800m runners) have used extended periods of higher mileage basic training to improve aerobic endurance, extend the thickness and density of capillary beds and mitochondria, improve left ventricle strength and cardiopulmonary efficiency, and on and on.
This is not hearsay, nor is it opinion, nor is it folklore. It is fact. May the futile debates about how much mileage a long retired runner ran end with that and now perhaps Renato can answer the question.