Molly Huddle set the AR for the 5,000 meters in September 2010. Her 14:44 for the 5,000 meters placed her ninth in the race, and she did not know she had set the AR until photogapher Victah Sailer told her afterwards.
Molly was a good high school runner, setting the high school record for two miles of 10:01. During her time at Notre Dame, Molly continued to develop and it was after her college career, running for Saucony that Molly has developed in to the world class athlete that she is.
But note where and how Molly races: cross country, track and roads. She focuses on big races and stays focused. Not that she does not have fun sometimes too!
Saucony RBR Fall Cross Country Training Program, Week 20, Day four,
Thursday: warm up, 8 x 400 meters, with 400 meters at ave page for two miles race pace,
with 400 meter jog, cooldown
The idea is to get a little speed, short and sweet. Warm up well, cooldown, and do the fast stuff in your training shoes.