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

Skips Arm Day wrote:

[quote]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]

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?[/quote]


I want to see a logical explanation for what Mo is claiming. Something that may justify him not being a one-trick championship pony. That somehow an athlete being in top time trial form would somehow preclude them from championship racing.

He's had 5 years on top to take a crack at these records and mustered a 26:46. I'm not understanding (believing..) his reasoning.

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