Chris Solinsky Runs 3:55.75, Wins UW Invitational MIle, video courtesy of FloTrack, Note by Larry Eder


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Chris Solinsky, just back from a long fall of long distance training, after only
two workouts with 400 meters and no fast 800 meters, runs a nifty 3:55.75
and obviously surprised himself!

Chris is a prime example of the coaching philosophy of Jerry Schumacher, former Badger distance coach, and now coach of one of the two training groups in Nike's
Oregon Project (along with Nike Coach of Year, Alberto Salazar). Jerry has a few
former Badgers, in Matt Tegenkamp, Simon Bairo, Tim Nelson, Evan Jager and Chris Solinsky.

I met with Jerry two weeks ago at the Chevron Houston Marathon, and he is as enthusiastic as when I met him ten years before. Jerry had brought a few of his UW athletes to hear Arthur Lydiard speak in Madison. Arthur was in rare form that night, and we had a wonderful time of listening to Lydiard's stories! We spent the evenning sharing a beer at the Essen Haus with the late Arthur Lydiard and the incomparable Joe Hanson.Congrats to Chris on a nice start to his 2010 season and congratulation on his recent marriage! I have watched Chris Solinsky since high school. He was a talented young man, who works hard, and continues to want to excel. Lots of guys have talent, but it is how to focus it and who you go to for advice. Solinsky is doing it the right way.

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