RunBlogRun presents Socialing The Distance with Larry Eder Featuring Des Linden Clip 4 – Thoughts on the 10,000m
The 10k on the roads and the 10,000m on the track are different as night and day. The challenges with a 10k on the roads are many, with hills, challenging footing, and courses the chief contributing factors in a tough event. The 10,000m is 25 laps with 400m a lap.
It is a mental event. When one is very fit, the 10,000m can fly by. Not so, when one is having a bad 10,0000m.
Des Linden has done well over 25 laps, and it has helped her hone the speed needed in the marathon. In 2015, Des Linden took the silver medal in a tough 10,000m at the Pan Am Games. In the Pan Am 10,000m, Des Linden pushed the pace, challenging the pack, and only Brenda Flores could go by, and that was on the final straightaway. Des gives no quarter, and asks none, be it on road or track.
In Clip 4, we discuss the 10,000m with Des Linden.
Special thanks to Mike Deering, The Shoe Addicts, on the management and production with Socialing the Distance.
The complete Des Linden interview is here: