If it’s 80 degrees, all bets are off. Seriously, I wanted to generate some discussion, and my ‘low miles’ approach was bound to create some carefully constructed caveats. I appreciate everyone’s input, and honestly believe if I suffer after 20 miles, then I probably didn’t put enough miles in to reach my goal. I don’t mind, b/c I know where I am today compared to two years ago, and all else being equal, I like my chances.
As far as Ed Whitlock and Ed 1 go, all I can say is, the best predictor of future success in almost any athletic endeavor is your most recent past.