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  • #31
    Re: Webb back in action

    For a miler its
    >pretty solid for October.

    For a 5k/10k guy I'd
    >agree "not a great time".

    No arguement. I don't think time is even an issue. The important thing is that he is obviously healthy and fit. Hopefully he has his program structured so that he will be in great miling shape in the summer - I really don't care how fast he's running in October.

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    • #32
      Re: Webb back in action

      >Thank you for leaving.

      Kiss my ass, bitch.

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      • #33
        Re: Webb back in action

        good run for webb - good run for kelly!

        looking at times in xc is a rather pointless exercise, imho.

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        • #34
          Re: Webb back in action

          Webb interview:

          http://www.runnersworld.com/home/0,1300 ... 67,00.html

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          • #35
            Re: Webb back in action

            >The collegiate schedule demands
            >XC, indoors and outdoors. This was also El G's
            >point in why XC shouldn't be run by milers. Many
            >time this is demanded of athletes to keep
            >scholarships.

            Didn't seem to hurt a few guys named Lacy, Scott, Chapa, Centrowitz, Prefontaine, Liquori...

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            • #36
              Re: Webb back in action

              I dont think it matters what alan does for training.He should not listen to El G just because he is El G. Alan is alan and he should do whatever will get him back in the game he apears to have peaked that one day at the pre classic but if XC helps him get back in the game its his choice

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              • #37
                Re: Webb back in action

                He shouldn't listen to Cyril either.

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                • #38
                  Re: Webb back in action

                  Didn't seem to hurt a few
                  >guys named Lacy, Scott, Chapa, Centrowitz,
                  >Prefontaine, Liquori...

                  We've been here before. No need to go around with that again.

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                  • #39
                    Re: Webb back in action

                    >He shouldn't listen to Cyril either.

                    No, Alan don't do what the best middle distance runners in the world are doing. Don't listen to the best miler in hisory, don't listen to the current best US middle distance runner.

                    Continue to do what has worked SO WELL well for the US milers over the past 10 years - maybe it'll work as well for you.

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                    • #40
                      Re: Webb back in action

                      >>He shouldn't listen to Cyril either.

                      No, Alan
                      >don't do what the best middle distance runners in
                      >the world are doing. Don't listen to the best
                      >miler in hisory, don't listen to the current best
                      >US middle distance runner.

                      Continue to do what
                      >has worked SO WELL well for the US milers over
                      >the past 10 years - maybe it'll work as well for
                      >you.



                      Don't forget that El G. is arguably the strongest, most talented miler in history, who doesn't need XC. In addition, he runs a more grueling outdoor schedule than almost anyone. Maybe his success says that there are other means, but I think it just indicates his God-given gifts (or drugs).

                      Anyhow, Webb skipped XC for the first time last year and it didn't help. El G could be running XC meets in the fall and he'd still be the best.

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                      • #41
                        Re: Webb back in action

                        Don't forget that El G. is arguably the
                        >strongest, most talented miler in history, who
                        >doesn't need XC. In addition, he runs a more
                        >grueling outdoor schedule than almost anyone.
                        >Maybe his success says that there are other
                        >means, but I think it just indicates his
                        >God-given gifts (or drugs).

                        Anyhow, Webb
                        >skipped XC for the first time last year and it
                        >didn't help. El G could be running XC meets in
                        >the fall and he'd still be the best.

                        What came first the chicken or the egg? Is El G the best ever at least inpart due to the way he trains or is it simply talent and no matter how he would train he would still be the best?

                        We don't know for sure, but we can also look at most of the other world class milers today - non of which put in serious cross seasons. We can also look at El G's longevity, minimal injury problems and conclude he has things very well figured out.

                        As mentioned before, I don't think xc is a problem for a miler if it is kept in the perspective of the scope of the miler's training. When a cross season becomes a serious endeavor unto itself it jeopardizes the focus a miler should have for track running. I think running a serious season of collegiate XC with 10k races puts too much pressure to perform at a long distance on out elite milers.

                        A miler who has intentions on running a fast mile (not 5k, 10k steeple xc or any combination of these) should structure his entire year towards training for racing the mile during one key month a year. If a few short xc races fit into the mix great. But, they shouldn't train specifically for xc racing. As always IMHO!

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