Originally Posted by lylemcd
Re 1: Distance running performance is invariably correlated with the volume of lower intensity running. Not 'going hard'.
correlation isn't causation.
you have to stop reading into what elite athletes do, and have time for. of course if you train hours upon hours each day, then most of it has to be low intensity.
if you have time to train 30 mins a day 3 times a week, doing 90% at low intensity would make you not very good.