Daily running totals:
Note the sudden decline in both speed and distance after this thread was started (7th June).
As some of us predicted. For now he's going to try to run it "more seriously". PR-wise it's the best move as he can claim the heat/other issues made him throw in the towel. If he were to suddenly pull out it might look suspicious to the fanatics. However, he's underestimating the effect that dragging this out will have. He is more exposed with ever my passing minute.
I personally find it amusing that they are likely scrambling to get him to run as many miles as possible while cheating as much as possible. I do agree this is very emotionally and physically demanding. Then again, isn't he running at night when it's not that hot and doesn't he have the experience, toughness and talent to eat 5:00/pace for bfast? Or did he run out of espresso?