A friend of mine sent me this mini “test” that I’d like to pose to the readership. Before I share how I responded, please note your answer in the comments. I welcome input from coaches, athletes, whomever. I have changed none of the wording from how it was presented to me.
Athlete A: Works out 15 hours per week with minimal or no structure. No formal intervals, sprints etc..
Athlete B: Trains 12 hours per week with the “optimal” training plan (whatever you deem that to be). Perfect balance of intervals, speed work etc.
If you were a coach preparing each for an event in 4 weeks, which would you choose as your likely “winner” and why?