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RE: Brazier has apparently only been running 35 mpw
I'm not sure why this is a surprise. I was no elite 800 guy, but I always ran my best at around 35 miles a week when in racing season (maybe up to 45 max in the offseason). I generally had diminishing returns if I were pushing my mileage above that, either due to injury or sluggishness. I wasn't doing more than 2-3 workouts (including a race) a week, but it was hard to run much more than 5 miles on an off day when you were blasting (for me) 300m repeats in 36 sec. the day before or after. I imagine some of the workouts Brazier does may only net a few miles, but is on a whole different level of intensity than even say a 10x800m workout a 5k runner might do. Think of trying to do 10 afternoon miles after 8 sets of 3-5 rep squats close to failure in the morning (equating the intensity to what might be done in his workouts). On a molecular level there is just so much more intensity to what Brazier will do in a workout than Chelimo.
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