25 Aug '13, 2am

Andy Jones-Wilkins on David Epstein’s "The Sports Gene"

“Paltry 62 VO2 Max” Most of us wish our VO2 Maxes were a paltry 62. Mine has been around 53 for some time…on good days. You are absolutely correct in the assessment though, all the talent in the world will rarely succeed on its own, the will to train, the drive to excell at all costs and the ability to learn and be engaged are just as important. In football they call that the “Intangables” and it has as much to do with distance running as it does with team sports, come game day all the measurables go out the window and it comes down to who wants it more, who is willing to die for it.

Full article: http://www.irunfar.com/2013/08/the-sports-gene.html#.Uhls...

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