Ben True, adidas GP NYC,
Ben True is an example of the good things that come from being patient. Distance running is about developing patience. That comes from all of the miles you will run to get to your best.
In 2013, Ben True ran the then fastest 5,000 meter run of the year, in late April at the Payton Jordan invitational. That came a month after his amazing run at the World Cross country, where he finished sixth, leading the US team to third place!
Ben True has run cross country since high school, where he made the Foot Locker nationals.
This year, Ben True finished fourth in both the 10,000 meters and 5,000 meters at the US Championships.
Ben True does many of his miles around Dartmouth, New Hampshire, where his coach, Mark Coogan (a 1996 Olympian), stands with a watch, as Ben True does his solitary workouts.
Want a great track season in 2014? Then, put in the miles this summer!
Friday: Warm up, 40 minute run, relaxed, consider varying the surfaces, and finish with two times 150 meter strideouts. On the strideouts, begin to work on some speed, have fun with them, don’t push it, but get on the balls of your feet. Cooldown well.
If it is hot out, as it is across most of the country, remember, to hydrate well, before and after. Stay away from : diet sodas and anything carbonated. Slows down your recovery. For fruit juices, get the ones with no added sugar. And with real sports drinks (Gatorade), our suggestion is to always dilute with cold water. Studies suggest that you will drink more if the liquid is cold.