Ridiculous running times have been achieved this year with world records being broken in the men’s 5,000 meters, 10,000 meters and half marathon distances.
And these records have been set in such a short space of time, with the current records now standing at:
5,000 Meters – 12 min 35.37 secs
10,000 Meters – 26 min 11.02 secs
Half Marathon – 57 min 32 secs
And lately I’ve been following Total Running Productions on You Tube, for I find that he puts together the best presentation at the moment.
5,000 Meters – 2020
10,000 Meters – 2020
Men’s Half Marathon – 2020
Men’s Marathon Progression
If anyone has every run at any pace, you’ll know how ridiculously fast these times have become, for they went through the 10 K in the half marathon in 27.20, and the first 4 finishes went under the old world record, which begs the question, why are these records suddenly been broken all at once, and by a ridiculous amount?
And would it be to do with them not racing so much this year, which means their bodies and minds are a lot more rested?
It’s a bit like Lasse Viren, he didn’t race so much between the Olympics but when it came to the times that mattered, well he managed to win 4 gold medals by taking out the 5,000 and 10,000 Meters in both the 72 and 76 Olympic Games.
Lasse Viren’s Double Double
Rest is such an under valued aspect of training, don’t get me wrong, one still has to put the work in, for the amount of work that these athletes do is ridiculous as well, though if one doesn’t allow their body to recover, and one keeps heaping work upon it, there is only one thing that happens – the body begins to break down