Sometimes I think about how Sebastian Coe ran under 3:50 off of, like, six miles a week and wonder why I’m logging so many miles and if I’m really training to improve or just training because I like training. I’ve tried running fast off of less mileage though, and it didn’t work, so I’ve come to the conclusion that training to improve and training because one likes training are not necessarily mutually exclusive, and that sometimes having a solid amount of work behind you gives you faith in your ability to tackle the task ahead of you.