17 Feb '17, 4pm

Eliud Kipchoge hates the treadmill as much as you do #Breaking2

In Alex Hutchinson's latest report on Nike's attempt to have a man run a marathon in under two hours--which you should read , like everything Hutchinson writes, for its clear explanation of exercise science--is the detail that Eliud Kipchoge, the greatest marathoner of all time, has run on a treadmill two times ever. Lelisa Desisa and Zersenay Tadese, the other two men attempting to go sub-2:00, delivered tons of useful information in the lab. For Desisa, the measurements of his glycogen stores led to the conclusion that he wasn't fueling enough during races. For Tadese, his unexpectedly low lactate threshold meant that "has all the speed he needs but should work on sustainability," doing tempo runs and longer intervals. (Of course, sometimes science says the obvious. Desisa dropped out of the New York City Marathon three months ago, something that could be obviously expla...

Full article: http://www.flotrack.org/article/52122-eliud-kipchoge-hate...

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