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 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
Jenny Simpson leads the way, Zurich Weltklasse, photo by PhotoRun.net
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 PhotoRun.net
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).