Britain's top long-distance runner, Mo Farah, who won gold medals in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters at the 2012 Olympics last August, is making a big change in his training.
According to an article in the Belfast Telegraph, the Somali-born British citizen, who is coached by Alberto Salazar, is planning to move to 120 miles per week -- distance covered by elite marathoners. Farah has typically been running approximately 70 miles a week.
He's even planning to run a total of 20 miles on Christmas Day.
"Of course I'll be running [on Christmas Day]!" he exclaimed in a recent radio interview. "I'm going to run twice, because my rivals will probably only run once, so I'll have done more than anyone else. I'll try to get 17 miles in at least. That's a minimum."
He continued: "When I come back, my wife cooks a lovely meal -- I'll be making excuses, saying, 'I'm looking after the kids ... ' -- and then we'll just chill out."
In addition to his two Olympic golds, Farah also is the owner of multiple British distance records.