Kenyans are not perturbed if they miss a training session.  Some will simply not train if they are not feeling well or are too tired. The Western athlete seems to worry about the fitness they might lose if they miss one day of training. The Kenyan athlete is probably adding to their longevity and avoiding injury by taking a day off when their body tells them to. Running at the elite level requires discipline and that includes the discipline to give your body a rest or an easy day.  Some Western athletes find this a hard thing to do.

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