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An Analysis of Eliud Kipchoge’s Training Before His Berlin Marathon Victory -

An Analysis of Eliud Kipchoge’s Training Before His Berlin Marathon Victory -

What is interesting is what is not there. There are not large fluctuations of mileage, no multi-week taper, no traditional threshold runs. Does that mean we need to do away with these concepts? Of course not. but what it does show is that we need to adapt our principles to the individual and note that there are many ways to get the same adaptation. Often, we think that to improve our threshold we need to do tempo/threshold runs. Or to improve our specific marathon abilities, that means pushing the edge of a long sustained tempo run at marathon pace for as long as we can (think the 13-18mile marathon pace runs that are a staple in many western programs). There are many roads to Rome.

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