this is franjo mihalic aka miha, 91 year old running coach.
i took a photo this morning on partizan stadium.
miha was coaching a teenager through a running workout.
the kid was doing stair reps and i heard miha say:
“you did 63secs, it is ok, but you need to do sub 60secs, that starts to be fast.”
do no let those 3secs pass by without a comment.
no messing around with miha even though he is 91.
i myself had a great workout even though i am super fat at 70kg.
i ran 50km in last month but somehow pulled a 10 x 1000m @ 3:55 average with 90sec rest.
then made athlete i coach – dragan – finish off with a 3000m tempo just to explain the idea of pacing.
there is nothing harder in running than maintaining a steady pace.
you can be fit for 3:45/km on 21km but it still is super hard to run 4:00/km like a robot in a training session.
everybody wants to run 3:20/km… that is too easy, you just go hard and finish hard.
try running a medium tempo for an hour – super hard.
what would miha say?
he would not let those few secs pass by without a comment.
great sunday morning…