Ancient Art of Dim Mak wrote:
Is not the distance runner a compulsive creature? What distance runner leaves his training for 9 months to build a house?
Different culture. You and I may be compulsive about our training, but just because someone runs astounding times, doesn't mean that they'll value their running as we would.
As for the 48 days of training, it's gaining fitness, sharpness. I'm coming back from a long time down right now -- the running I'm doing this week was impossible 7 weeks ago.