But if you think everybody is equal and it’s just who outworks the other, your in for a rude awakening. I will agree that hardwork will overcome talent. You can outwork others and beat them if they have more talent then you. We have all been around people who don’t have to work that hard to be better than average, and then we have also been around people who work their ass off just to be as good or a little better than the other.
Thanks, Ryan. This is exactly what I’m trying to say. I’m getting tired of “everyone” acting like all you have to do is run 140 mpw and you’ll run 2:20.
I also agree about people setting limits on themselves, even though they may not be maximizing their training. I remember reading awhile ago about the “7% rule”. Basically you take your PRs and knock 7% off of them to determine a longer-range goal. For example, if my 10K PR is 35:00 my goal would be 32:30. If that sounds like too big of a stretch, work backwards from there, like maybe 33:00 seems more likely. It’s kind of off topic, but I think it’s a good way for setting aggressive goals (maybe something you’d like to achieve in a year or two).