Saucony 500 Mile Challenge, Week Twelve, Day Seven, Sunday, September 7, 2014: 

Sunday: Easy nine mile run on grass or dirt (if a race on Saturday, or 11 miles if no race), and run it with your friends! For the 400 mile club, go seven miles and for the 300 mile club, go six miles. #saucony500

Saucony 500 Mile Challenge, Week Twelve, Day Six, Saturday, September 6, 2014: 

Saturday: Warm up, 5k road race, or 4-6k cross country race, cooldown. #saucony500

Saucony 500 Mile Challenge, Week Twelve, Day One, Monday, September 1, 2014: 

Monday: Warm up; 6-mile run (400 mile: 5 miles, 300 Mile: 3 miles); 8 x 150 meters, relaxed stride-pits, jogging back to the start after each, no rest between; cool down, #saucony500, #findyourstrong

Saucony 500 Mile Challenge, Week Nine, Day Four, Thursday, August 14, 2014: 

Thursday: 1-mile warm up; 7 hill repeats (run 200 meters up hill, turn, jog downhill to the start. Repeat six more times, no rests); on the flat at the bottom of the hill, try for 8 x 150 meters as easy stride outs, jogging back to the start, no rest between; 1-mile easy cool down. #saucony500

Saucony 500 Mile Challenge, Week Twelve, Day Three, Wednesday, September 3, 2014: 

Wednesday: Warm up; 6-mile run (400 mile; 5 miles/ 300 mile; 3 miles): 8 x 150 meters, relaxed stride outs on grass, jogging back to start after each, no rest between; cool down, #saucony500

Saucony 500 Mile Challenge, Week Twelve, Day Two, Tuesday, September 2, 2014: 

Tuesday: 1-mile warm up; 20 minute tempo run, 1-mile cooldown. To determine your tempo run pace, add a half-minute to our present mile pace for a 5k. For example: If you are currently running 18:50 for a 5k, that is a 6:05 per mile pace. Add 30 seconds per mile and your tempo run is 6:35 per mile pace. Recalculate your pace as your fitness improves, perhaps, once a month. #saucony500, #findyourstrong

Evan Jager, Moscow 2013, photo by

Cait Chock wrote this piece about Evan Jager and his coaches, Pascal Dobert and Jerry Schumacher. She asked that it be posted the week before the Brussels DL, and here it is! Evan Jager is a rare athlete, and Cait Chock captures that! 
Jenny Simpson leads the way, Zurich Weltklasse, photo by

In Zurich, the race of the night, without any question, was the women's 1,500 meters, as Jenny Simpson had to dig deep to hold off Shannon Rowbury, as Americans went one, two and six in the women's 1,500 meters.

Alex Mills put the Zurich meeting in perspective for us, and Jenny Simpson's amazing rise to DL stardom this year, after two good, and one fine race early in the season. 
Wlodarczyk, 2013 Moscow World Champs, photo by

In the stadium where she won the World Champs in 2009, Anita Wlodarczyk let er rip and set another WR in the hammer throw. Her series was quite impressive as well. Read more on the ISTAF Berlin, with 50,000 fans and doing quite well, thank you, outside of the Diamond League. 
Winning the USA 20-K titles on Labor Day is a tradition at the New Haven 20-K. Molly Huddle, who has recently won the USA 7 Mile title, the USATF 5,000m title and set AR at 5,000 meters in Monaco on July 19, won in New Haven. For Girma Mecheso, it was his first USA title.

This is how David Monte, RRW, saw this grand tradition in road racing: 

 Luke Puskedra, Girma Mecheso and Christo Landry fight for the win at the 37th annual Faxon Law New Haven Road Race  (photo by Jane Monti for Race Results Weekly).

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