Ryan Hall is now being coached by G-d. Or something. The language is a little awkward.
Seriously; read that. What does it even mean?
I'm not knocking religion, but it sounds from his blog like Ryan Hall doesn't have a training plan any more. He's letting the lord tell him what to do.
On a second read, it sounds more like what he's saying is that he's not going to commit his training plan to paper. He'll still have a training plan (and he is a world-class athlete; I'm sure he could create a world-class training plan with no problem). But he'll take it day-by-day, which allows flexibility. Honestly, that doesn't sound unreasonable.
But I'll be very curious to see if this works for him or not. Maybe I'm just jealous - I do a version of this training plan every day, wherein I listen to my instinct tell me what I should run that day. My instinct isn't exactly what you would call "tough."
Also? What a surprise. I'm rethinking my marathon retirement, already. And so is Haile Gebrselassie! From twitter:
I'm still game for that reality show, though.
On I went, out of the wood, passing the man leading without knowing I was going to do so. Flip-flap, flip-flap, jog-trot, jog-trot, curnchslap-crunchslap, across the middle of a broad field again, rhythmically running in my greyhound effortless fashion, knowing I had won the race though it wasn't half over, won it if I wanted it, could go on for ten or fifteen or twenty miles if I had to and drop dead at the finish of it, which would be the same, in the end, as living an honest life like the governor wanted me to. -Alan Sillitoe, "Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner"