Oregonian track and field reporter Ken Goe and I had the rare opportunity to document Galen Rupp and Mo Farah during their work out with running legend Alberto Salazar. If their names aren't familiar to you, let me refresh your memory. Galen Rupp won the silver medal in the 10k during the London Olympics behind his British training partner Mo Farah. They are two of the most accomplished distance runners in the world today.
Goe brilliantly tells the story of how Salazar uses scientific methods to shape their training.
Here's a link to the story in The Oregonian, which also has a video I produced: http://www.oregonlive.com/trackandfield/index.ssf/2013/04/for_mo_farah_and_galen_rupp_it.html#incart_m-rpt-2