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Jul 2, 2016 4:56 PM # 
matzah ball:
Always good to give it a shot, especially w lethargy or inertia issues. How do you build up to that speed. thats the great mystery to me. I seem to plateau, and in my case it sometimes almost seems better not too train too much. So the big question is how do you get to the next level, or not even get to it but know you can reach it when it counts?
Jul 2, 2016 10:07 PM # 
I am impressed with the speed, I haven't seen times like that, for me, in 20 years.
Jul 3, 2016 3:26 PM # 
Coach thanks- somehow managing to slow the decay curve!
Rudy, not sure I have an easy answer - certainly highly individual. What's worked for me in the last few years has been to focus on the shorter stuff for a lot of reasons including lower training volume required - work /life balance etc. And yes sometimes less is more especially with speed. Not so with endurance. Then there's race day and knowing where the red line is when it matters most. I guess that's also a matter of feel and experience. Anyhow at the end of the day the camaraderie in masters T&F gives me the biggest buzz.
BTW a belated congrats on your Macklind road mile; nice going :-)
Jul 3, 2016 3:42 PM # 
matzah ball:
Well, good luck with your buildup, I will be following it w interest and hopes for your success. I've certainly found your speed inspirational. The hope for me is " If you can achieve speed, maybe it can be stretched out for longer distances."

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