By now we all know that running talent only goes so far and that, with hard work, smart training, and a lot of patience, most of us can become pretty darn fast. But no matter how hard we work, our genetic talent does dictate the absolute upper limit of our potential. That upper limit is the best we can possibly be if we perfectly trained and did all the ancillary stuff we should do.
Most of us reading this, even if we had access to the best coaches and training facilities, and did everything right, could never compete with the world’s best runners. Sure, many of us could become very very very good runners, but we could not be among the very best. At that highest level, that’s when talent makes the difference. But what is running talent? Read more >>