Re: Benefits of running a long run slow

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Ryan
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danm wrote:
And amazingly Dan Browne has an HRM strapped on his chest…

what do they know that the rest of us don’t? Guess we’ll just have to keep trying new things until the clock strikes 12!

Thanks Jeff

Apparently not much, considering the fact that the Oregon Project started with five hand picked individuals with tons of potential and you only saw one of them even running in the Olympic Trials. Browne has done nothing but continue the progression curve he was on before joining this group. The other four have fallen off the progression curves they were on. At best, a 20% success rate. One could argue even worse. Compare that to the Hansons, for whom one of the Oregon Project runners left because he felt he had progressed beyond their top runner and now has been passed by a few of them (it hurts me to say that as he is a friend of mine but it is the truth), which is truly developing top American runners from second-tier college grads. The most amazing part is that the Hansons are killing the Oregon Project in terms of actually developing runners and doing so with a dearth of technology.

What do the Hansons know that the rest of us don’t? Guess we’ll just have to keep trying new things until the clock strikes 12!