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Training with Eliud Kipchoge – 5 Things That Surprised Us

Training with Eliud Kipchoge – 5 Things That Surprised Us

(1) He was extremely inflexible. After an easy morning run (16km in 1hr10mins), I stretched with the group. Most of them were fairly flexible in the hamstrings – standing straight legged and bending over to touch your toes with your knees straight and being able to touch your toes. Eliud was miles off. He was nowhere near touching his toes! They all found it hilarious that he couldn’t come close to touching his toes.

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Eliud Kipchoge’s Coach: Patrick Sang – Wisdom

Eliud Kipchoge’s Coach: Patrick Sang – Wisdom

Tuesday August 29th, 2017.

Just under 4 weeks until the Berlin Marathon 2017, where Eliud Kipchoge will attempt to officially break the world record. It’s a track workout in Eldoret. 5 sets of (2km in 5:45-5:50, 1km in 2:50) with 90sec rest.

We had a chat with coach Patrick Sang.

“Eliud is running well at the moment, but you know, it’s hard to know how someone will race; it comes down to many factors on the day.”

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Training with Eliud Kipchoge – 5 Things That Surprised Us

Training with Eliud Kipchoge – 5 Things That Surprised Us

(1) He was extremely inflexible. After an easy morning run (16km in 1hr10mins), I stretched with the group. Most of them were fairly flexible in the hamstrings – standing straight legged and bending over to touch your toes with your knees straight and being able to touch your toes. Eliud was miles off. He was nowhere near touching his toes! They all found it hilarious that he couldn’t come close to touching his toes.

read more
Eliud Kipchoge’s Coach: Patrick Sang – Wisdom

Eliud Kipchoge’s Coach: Patrick Sang – Wisdom

Tuesday August 29th, 2017.

Just under 4 weeks until the Berlin Marathon 2017, where Eliud Kipchoge will attempt to officially break the world record. It’s a track workout in Eldoret. 5 sets of (2km in 5:45-5:50, 1km in 2:50) with 90sec rest.

We had a chat with coach Patrick Sang.

“Eliud is running well at the moment, but you know, it’s hard to know how someone will race; it comes down to many factors on the day.”

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Mo Farah’s 5k/10k Training: 2 Week Blocks / 20 Week Cycles

Mo Farah’s 5k/10k Training: 2 Week Blocks / 20 Week Cycles

1. One short speed session per week year round. In the fall this can be hills and/or 200’s. The key is progression. If Mo wants to run 12×200 in 25.5 in August, he starts in late March/April (double periodisation) with 200’s in 29. Always a 200m jog between. The short speed day obviously gets tailored to the specific needs of the athlete as races approach (can be 400’s or a mix of short intervals)

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Mo Farah Training: 3 Things Mo Does That You Probably Don’t

Mo Farah Training: 3 Things Mo Does That You Probably Don’t

“Going back thirty years ago there was an old philosophy about strength training for distance runners. It was this idea of lightweights and lots of reps. And I really don’t believe in that. When you do something like that, at some point there’s no stimulus or further growth. At some point if you’re just doing lots of reps and light weights, you’re going to maintain where you are at but you’re not going grow.”

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Mo Farah & Galen Rupp: Strength Training

Mo Farah & Galen Rupp: Strength Training

“This is as important as anything we do in our training. It isn’t just, ‘Well let’s just go hit the weight room and do a few exercises.’ This is a very sort of synchronized and specific training program that they are on.”

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Train Your Mind

Train Your Mind

Practice visualisation techniques and see yourself accomplishing your goals. Use mantras while racing to stay focused and work through rough patches. Remain relentlessly positive and focus on the things you can control in training and racing rather than be rattled by the things you can’t. And last but certainly not least, have confidence in yourself and your abilities when you step on the starting line. Without that key component, none of the other stuff really matters all that much.

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Mo Farah’s 5k/10k Training: 2 Week Blocks / 20 Week Cycles

Mo Farah’s 5k/10k Training: 2 Week Blocks / 20 Week Cycles

1. One short speed session per week year round. In the fall this can be hills and/or 200’s. The key is progression. If Mo wants to run 12×200 in 25.5 in August, he starts in late March/April (double periodisation) with 200’s in 29. Always a 200m jog between. The short speed day obviously gets tailored to the specific needs of the athlete as races approach (can be 400’s or a mix of short intervals)

read more
Mo Farah Training: 3 Things Mo Does That You Probably Don’t

Mo Farah Training: 3 Things Mo Does That You Probably Don’t

“Going back thirty years ago there was an old philosophy about strength training for distance runners. It was this idea of lightweights and lots of reps. And I really don’t believe in that. When you do something like that, at some point there’s no stimulus or further growth. At some point if you’re just doing lots of reps and light weights, you’re going to maintain where you are at but you’re not going grow.”

read more
Mo Farah & Galen Rupp: Strength Training

Mo Farah & Galen Rupp: Strength Training

“This is as important as anything we do in our training. It isn’t just, ‘Well let’s just go hit the weight room and do a few exercises.’ This is a very sort of synchronized and specific training program that they are on.”

read more
Train Your Mind

Train Your Mind

Practice visualisation techniques and see yourself accomplishing your goals. Use mantras while racing to stay focused and work through rough patches. Remain relentlessly positive and focus on the things you can control in training and racing rather than be rattled by the things you can’t. And last but certainly not least, have confidence in yourself and your abilities when you step on the starting line. Without that key component, none of the other stuff really matters all that much.

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