p pol The Adventures of Carboman: Look East Policy

Monday, April 04, 2005

Look East Policy

A fascinating peek into how the Japanese trains for distance running. We don't get enough of these insights. Almost religious-like, logging mega-mileage and strict discipline, it's no surprise that distance runners are revered in Japan.

An Ivy-League collegiate team trains with the Japanese teams in a run-up to the elite Ekiden Relay Race. Want to know why distance running is so successful for this team of runners? It's to do with the education system. It's to do with the culture. Read on: http://www.letsrun.com/japan.shtml

The 2000 Sydney Olympics Gold Medallist for the women's Marathon speaks up:


  • Very interesting! Shouldn't PACM do the same ....

    By Blogger John, at 10:47 AM  

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