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timmins
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My opinion:

Mileage for Mileage sake actually may pay off in the aerobic arena (I'm a lydiard fan)

Maximize the time you have before doubles.  So if you have an hour, run an hour.

There is a limit.  If you unemployeed and have the ability to run 2 to 2 and half hours a day, i still wouldnt.  Mark Wetmore (head coach of buffaloes, lydiard student) mixed the two theories of single training runs and high mileage, and i bealive this had alot to do with the injuries that came along in the book “running with the buffaloes”  I personally do not condone running very long singles over and over.  Even now doubles are more present in his training then before. 

I think long singles have there place, but the stress they put on the body is comparable to a threshold run or intervals. (Intervals stress the energy systems/glycogen systems more, long runs stress the physical more)