UHL BACK TO AMES
AMES (USA): Race Results Weekly informs that coming off of a successful season where she made her first USA Olympic team and lowered her 10 000 m personal best to 31:12.80, Lisa Uhl has decided to make a big change. She is leaving the Oregon Track Club Elite program in Portland under coach Jerry Schumacher and is returning to Ames, Iowa, where she will rejoin her former Iowa State University coach Corey Ihmels. Uhl, 25, who grew up in Fort Dodge, about an hour's drive from Ames, will train under Ihmels and also work for him as a volunteer assistant coach. „I think a lot of people make changes after an Olympic year, and I think it's a good time to risk if you think you need to change something," Uhl said speaking on her mobile phone to Race Results Weekly from Portland last night. „I think I've felt like I've needed to make a change for a little bit now, but I wanted to makes sure I gave Jerry and Shalane (Flanagan) and the rest of the group a significant amount of time to make sure that it just wasn't me being homesick, and to make sure it's the right change and the right move because it's a big change and a big decision." About next season she said: „I'm probably going to do some indoor meets, focus on getting a little more pop in my legs. Maybe U.S. Indoors, then focus on probably the five/ten double at USA's in Des Moines, which is going to be great having it so close to home."