Former 2:24 marathoner, now in my late 40s and hoping to maximally flatten the curve of my slide into senescence and mediocrity • Magazine writer, book editor and author, and commentator on the sport of distance running since 1999 • Adviser and confidant of other perambulators • Paradoxical hater of exercise fanatics • Chihuahua whisperer Sentence-fragment impresario

Saturday, December 29, 2018

On to 2019: Reviewing your year, part two

There is a danger in over-associating significant single workouts with race-day success. Sometimes, if an athlete completes a powerful, unprecedented workout like, say, 3 x one mile at well under 5K pace or a fantastic marathon-pace run a few weeks before a great race result, it is tempting for that athlete to think that this workout is absolutely essential. In reality, while such a thing should probably be retained, it says little about the overall training pattern.

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