EPO > talent > training wrote:
I think the sprinter -> distance runner conversion is way easier than vice versa. Didn't Obea Moore run a sub 4:30 1600 without any distance training? If he can do it, I bet there are tons of 11 flat 100 specialists that could do the sub 5 1500 off a few months of moderately high mileage.
The other way around might be impossible. Mo Farah only ran 12.98, and he's a lot faster than a 30 minute 10K guy.
Is a sub 5 any better than a 12:98?