I don't know whether it's more feasible that Coe turned a blind eye or simply didn't know, but it seems there were enough questions being asked outside the IAAF for him to be asking questions from within. And if he did, even if he was satisfied with the answers he must have realised that aligning himself so closely with Diack was going to bite back at some point? Either that or it's incompetence, and I have no doubt that whatever else Coe is, incompetent isn't one of them.
Of course, the prerequisite for earning money in such a fashion involves training for years on end and breaking a few world records in a sport which has a connection with the activity.
There's a very long list of people who've done just that and ended up with nothing to show for it but a few medals and listings in the record books. Being an exceptional athlete is no guarantee of riches.
ON7, lots of people get very decent marathons mixing in cycling and running. As long as you're able to build up the long run properly then you can manage with a lot less than 60 mpw, backed up with cycling. Not ideal perhaps, but you won't be too far off.
If you haven't cycled much before you want to bring that up carefully, you don't know how your injury will react to it, and you'll be using some muscles that don't get used so much when running - it's a different motion obviously. I don't think there's any magic formula to tell you how far to ride to replace running miles, but while you're building fitness back up any aerobic workout is good. It sounds obvious but try & alternate run/ride days, especially later on when you're maybe starting to increase intensity on your shorter run sessions, which will help recovery and hopfully avoid any flare-ups of your injury.
This is also the perfect excuse to get a new bike, so every cloud etc...! Good luck.
Should I be concerned that Dick Pound seems to want his report to be 'explosive' (in his words)? Isn't that one step too close to the sexed-up dossiers in the past that were altered to suit a particular agenda?
Dan, if you're equidistant between Bushy and Richmond, isn't Kingston closer? That can be a quick one when the towpath section isn't muddy.
Just a snowy parkrun and a very cold early morning ride for me this weekend. FIL's 80th took up most of the rest, but I needed a lighter weekend TBH. Just keeping steady mileage until the VLM campaign starts to kick in next month.
Nice going PP. If you liked that, you should take a look at the Bookham 10k, over similar terrain in the spring. Notoriously muddy and hilly.