thon song wrote:
Jim is also going for the 2020 oly trials and I imagine so will Laney, Tollefson, King, Hawk(?) maybe more. It will be fun to see who transfers over the easiest to marathon again. I have a good feeling about Tollefson. Laney honestly looks too in shape at the moment, I hope he muscles up to get through the next 3 years of ultra and gets back into marathon shape. Some people think Jim bonked at WS becaue he was also too skinny and the one tome he missed his gel did him in. When you lose calories you lose focus and when that happens you make bad decisions; ot's one thing to miss a turn, it's another to keep running in the wrong direction and give up. The good thing about the marathon anyhow is you can be old like Meb and make it happen if you wish upon the stars.
Look at what happened to outsiderunner when he developed hypoglycemia-induced cognitive dysfunction/bad decision and went in the wrong direction which screwed up his last marathon race and led to a 3:07:30 (= his worst marathon so far 3:02>>>>3:04>>>>>3:07. His marathon time progression is also in the wrong direction.)