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well said, Ryan.
I think some of this can get people “in the ballpark”…so the “predictors” do have some use. There are just too many variables per individual, and per individual on any given day. I'm sure I'm not the only person that holds a PR at a distance untapered or undertrained, but you just woke up and said “I'm going to run something amazing today” for a race that's supposed to be a training run. Makes a person wonder how much is really mental versus physical. So if you believe and follow a program to run a 3:10 marathon did it work, because you actually “did” run a 3:10….or did you brain just limit you to the notion that the best you could do was 3:10.