Posted: 09/04/2014 at 08:38
Interesting discussion re: Mo. I read somewhere (now lost on the internet) that he received a lump sum for running 1.5 VLMs over last/this year. It's sad that he has to resort to product promotion, such as 'magic shoes', but given that so few elite runners can make a living out of it, I don't blame him for going that route.
As for him being/not being the greatest distance runner Britain has had - I think it's a bit earlier to judge? He's surely got another 5 years or so competing at elite level, esp. if he's pursuing the marathon distance. Only then will we have a good indicator. He's perhaps done most for media relations and promotion of the sport though (i.e. people have heard of him).
I hope everyone's training and tapers are going well? Some good sessions yesterday by the sounds. PP - your lots of running + Amsterdam sounds like the most enjoyable kind of taper!
8 miles for me last night, including 8 1-2 min fartlek reps with the club. Little further than planned, but felt ok. Easy 3 today with some strides and similar on Friday/Sat...
I would acknowledge that I may be getting a cold but I'm in denial, so I'm fine.