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Skips Arm Day
RE: Mo Farah 2 go for the World record in the 10k in 2017

Metric Miler wrote:

[quote]Skips Arm Day wrote:

[quote]doot doot wrote:

[quote]tony the tiger wrote:

I guess he will go for both the 5 n the 10k next yr

Doesn't it stand to reason that (if he were capable) he could train for world record fitness AND as a consequence be in championship 10k form?

I don't really understand his quote about championship racing being exclusive of fast times.[/quote]

The same thing is puzzling me too. If you were capable of world record shape you'd obviously want to be as close to it as possible to win championships, considering being faster than everyone else is inherent in the definition of "world record." It's not like someone's going to sit and out kick you going WR pace. Does anyone know what, if any, is the difference in approach for these two objectives?

I'm assuming it means taking on a high risk/high reward style of training, but beyond that it's not so clear.[/quote]
Really? Really did you just really say that? I really wonder whether even half the people on this site actually watch athletics at all.

Monaco 2014 1500m is a nice example of how you are so, very wrong.[/quote]

I'm speaking with the assumption that the men's 5k and 10k field hasn't been within a stone's throw of the world record in years. To put it in perspective, since 2011 when Bekele was still on the track the only man who's gone under 26:45 is Galen Rupp.

I love the video of the Monaco race, but IMO the 1500m field has just been faster and deeper over the past few years. There are more guys out there capable of hanging with Kiprop who can outkick him if he bonks. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

But anyway, the point I want to get at is asking what specifically is the difference in TRAINING for a WR attempt vs championship racing? Is it a strength over speed emphasis? Is it just a matter of race selection?

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