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in: BigWillyStyle; BigWillyStyle > 2016-03-28

Mar 30, 2016 2:24 PM # 
Completely agree. If I'm the best person in my training group, then I become too relaxed and don't train hard enough. In my experience, the best situation for everyone is to be at such a similar level that anyone could win on any given day. That way we all train hard together.

That's one of the benefits that has come with my move to Europe. However, I have also really benefited from the higher competition at races and the more difficult courses and maps. The last two are not something that are impossible in the States, in fact we could do it better than in Europe, but they have been lacking so far.

I'm pretty happy to see that in some parts of the States that group mentality exists. Hopefully it continues to grow and is present whenever I end up moving back.
Mar 31, 2016 1:34 AM # 
"if you are the smartest person in the room you're in the wrong room"
--Somebody on the internet
Mar 31, 2016 3:51 AM # 
Many AP Allstars totally disagree with Nikolay.
Mar 31, 2016 5:19 PM # 
I don't know.... Many would agree and many live by it:
APers moving to Europe
In general folks getting in top tier colleges
Specifically Mr Wyatt moving to googleplex.
Any self respecting highschool athlete in those other sports we don't care about (sorry Will :) ) wanting to move to a top tier sports college.
Mar 31, 2016 5:23 PM # 
Pink Socks:
"if you are the smartest person in the room you're in the wrong room"

I guess I should move back to M21?
Mar 31, 2016 5:43 PM # 
Oh, for the record I totally agree about moving to harder and harder training groups. Unless you're a 100m runner and then according to Michael Johnson, it is very important to always feel like you're The Man. (he said Maurice Green would always beat Ato Bolden due to this).

Speaking more to some others on AP, mostly regarding technical issues as there is never discussions on training.

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