Monster mileage? wrote:
Do y'all think they meant Desisa runs 200km (124miles) a week not 200 miles a week? I know Desisa is a beast but 200 sounds pretty ridiculous
No, it was 200 miles a week - that's why they were surprised. For an elite marathoner, 200 km/week wouldn't be at all unusual. For example, the day he did his 35K run at 5:20/mile, he doubled back that evening with another one-hour run.
>>>"Whatever the numbers say, I've watched Kipchoge and Tadese run and it's obvious who has more speed."
The point wasn't about who has more speed, it was about training focus. Kipchoge and Desisa have just done their first interval sessions of the year, and have been focusing more on base (which isn't particularly surprising). Tadese, on the other hand, has been including much more intensity in his program. They're coming from opposite directions.
And for the record, no, Nike is not paying any of my or RW's expenses.