Socialing The Distance featuring Josephus Lyles


RunBlogRun presents

Socialing The Distance

with Larry Eder

Featuring Josephus Lyles

IMG_7066.jpgJosephus Lyles, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Time Stamps:
0:00 - Introduction
0:22 - When did COVID affect your season?
2:02 - Thoughts on Olympic Postponement
2:50 - Coach Brauman's thoughts on Olympic Postponement
3:39 - Evolution of training during COVID
4:48 - Training between 400m & 200m groups
7:10 - 200m PB at the beginning of the season
8:00 - Socially Distanced Races Early Season
9:53 - Getting 1st and 2nd with Noah
11:27 - Traveling to Europe during COVID
13:18 - Monaco Diamond League
14:26 - When Coach Brauman is Confident in you
16:30 - Communication with Coach Brauman
18:10 - Do you like being a professional athlete?
21:41 - The importance of nutrition
23:31 - The importance of hydration
24:38 - Competing in the Gyulai Meet
26:41 - Running 20:24
26:56 - How many times you competed in Europe
28:10 - What workout tells you your ready
29:18 - Most hated workout
31:09 - If you weren't a sprinter, what event would you compete in?
32:30 - Are you seeing the rest of the training group on the track now?
33:39 - Are you competitive with your brother?
34:07 - Are you taking a break now?
34:30 - What was the biggest lesson you learned this year?
36:13 - PB at 100m, 200m & 400m
37:47 - Epilogue

IMG_7097.jpgJosephus Lyles, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Last week, we inteviewed Josephus Lyles, who had a paradigm changing season. In 2020, Josephus took his 200m PB from 20.70 to 20.24. What changed?

In our discussion, Josephus Lyles told runblogrun how Coach Brauman had Josephus working on his challenges: his starts and his short speed. In the pandemic, Josephus began working with the 100m/200m types, instead of the 400m types.

Josephus has focused on the 400m, and with a PB of 45.09. He competed in the 200m in Monaco and the 400m in Budapest this past August, going 20.30 and 46.08, taking second in both events.

In January 2020, Josephus went 6.88 and 6.81 indoors at 60 meters.

On 4 July 2020, Josephus went 20.40 PB at the Showdow in Otown. On 25 July 2020, Josephus went 20.24 PB at the Back to the Track. And his last event in 2020, on 29 August 2020, Josephus Lyles ended 2020 with a win, going 20.32 at 200m at the Drake Blue Oval Showcase. (And on 14 August, Josephus went 20.30 in Monaco).

At 400m, Josephus went 45.40 on 24 July at the Back to the Track and 46.08 at 400m at the Istvan Gyulai.

The interview was a multi faceted. Josephus is always a lot of fun and enjoys the process. We wanted to thank Josephus Lyles for his time (thanks to Sandra Nel Kurman/ Global Athletics), and Mike Deering /The Shoe Addicts on producing #SocialingtheDistance.

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