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    Quote Originally Posted by MB Crunch View Post
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    How do the tactics work? What's to stop Farah going out to run his best possible time in any given race?
    This is what I don't get about athletics either. Surely athletes know the optimum speed that they can cover any distance, albeit the conditions might play into it?

    If you know how quickly you can get round then go for it.

    I heard someone say after an event recently that the Olympics would be different because it would be much slower and more tactical - run as quickly as you can then and forget about the rest of them!


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    This is what I don't get about athletics either. Surely athletes know the optimum speed that they can cover any distance, albeit the conditions might play into it?

    If you know how quickly you can get round then go for it.

    I heard someone say after an event recently that the Olympics would be different because it would be much slower and more tactical - run as quickly as you can then and forget about the rest of them!
    The other runners could box someone in making it harder to pass, in doing that the runner would have to try and go on the outside meaning a longer way around and obviously using more energy, i only ever done sprints so just guessing, my old coach happened to win an olympic silver with the GB relay team in seoul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy74 View Post
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    This is what I don't get about athletics either. Surely athletes know the optimum speed that they can cover any distance, albeit the conditions might play into it?

    If you know how quickly you can get round then go for it.

    I heard someone say after an event recently that the Olympics would be different because it would be much slower and more tactical - run as quickly as you can then and forget about the rest of them!
    It has been suggested in the past that athletes don't want to run world records as they would rather do it in diamond league events. There's a sizeable cash incentive to break world records at these meetings. Obviously in races from 400m down they're pretty much flat out and can't really afford to ease up much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy74 View Post
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    This is what I don't get about athletics either. Surely athletes know the optimum speed that they can cover any distance, albeit the conditions might play into it?

    If you know how quickly you can get round then go for it.

    I heard someone say after an event recently that the Olympics would be different because it would be much slower and more tactical - run as quickly as you can then and forget about the rest of them!
    Bit Naive if I may say so IMO is about winning, first past the post, end of. If you have that medal round your neck the time /distance etc you finished with just doesn't mater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy74 View Post
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    This is what I don't get about athletics either. Surely athletes know the optimum speed that they can cover any distance, albeit the conditions might play into it?

    If you know how quickly you can get round then go for it.

    I heard someone say after an event recently that the Olympics would be different because it would be much slower and more tactical - run as quickly as you can then and forget about the rest of them!
    That approach is ideal for sprinting where you stay in your own lane but too much can go wrong in middle and long distance running so tactics and training for every eventuality are a must I'm afraid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    That approach is ideal for sprinting where you stay in your own lane but too much can go wrong in middle and long distance running so tactics and training for every eventuality are a must I'm afraid.
    We're missing something, something obvious:

    http://www.runnersworld.com/newswire...s-have-stalled

    The difference between men's and women's 10k doesn't make any sense - I think it's a very valid point about why don't the runners set a faster pace to run mo farah out of it before he sprints to victory.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ihibs7 View Post
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    We're missing something, something obvious:

    http://www.runnersworld.com/newswire...s-have-stalled

    The difference between men's and women's 10k doesn't make any sense - I think it's a very valid point about why don't the runners set a faster pace to run mo farah out of it before he sprints to victory.


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    Probably because they can't sustain the fast pace and still be able to compete later in race.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    Probably because they can't sustain the fast pace and still be able to compete later in race.
    But they don't even try; how many major championships in a row has the same thing happened?

    Seems before the race has started they've all resolved to race for second.


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