"I learned a lot from that race. I just had to be strong, go home, get in the ice bath, eat well and come back two days later for the 5,000m.
"To be world champion means so much to me. It didn't quite sink in but over time it has. As an athlete, it's something you dream of, train for, all the hard graft and work."
The 28-year-old has made made vast improvements since moving with his family to Oregon at the beginning of the year to be coached by Alberto Salazar.
Looking unbeatable, Farah also won the men's two-mile race at the Great North City Games in his first competition since winning the world 5,000m title in South Korea.
To cap another fantastic year Farah also picked up the Athlete of the Year accolade from the British Athletics Writers' Association.
But he is already looking ahead to 2012.
"It's been unbelievable what I've achieved but it doesn't stop there. One you get a taste of it you want more."