November 2020 Archives

WA Council about ANA Programme

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1928 running shoe, by Adi Dassler

Big decisions to make in Monaco and on line on 1 Dec 2020....

Let me get this straight. We do not even know when the Chinese government will open up China to outside events?

How can one, even in the parallel universe inhabited by global sports federations, believe that the WIC in Nanjing will be hosted in Spring 2021. I love China, but with vaccines just beginning to be sent to key markets, the questions are many.

Good luck, Nanjing, I truly wanted to go, but not sure it can happen in 2021.

cdfa9f0f-0d08-4fc9-9771-4cd808f6cc15.jpgNanjing will host the WIC 2021 in the new sports complex shown above, photo by LOC

DSC00265.jpg2019 USA Champs, 10,000m, photo by Cortney White

The Olympic qualification time begins on December 1, 2020. Some exciting events coming up in the next weeks.

Monday is an easy day. Stay safe. Keep it at a talking pace.

IMG_1582.jpgBryce Hoppel, Jake Wightman, 1000m at 2020 NBIGP, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Monday, 30 November 2020: warm-up, an easy 50 minutes, 6 x 150 m stride outs, cooldown

Long time event management director Cherry Alexander has left British Athletics.

Cherry Alexander.jpgCherry Alexander, photo by British Athletics

b4dd38ae56fe495098e2828dbcca6e76.jpgThe 2020 Nanjing Marathon, photo by Chinanews.

Obiri wins Kenyan CC

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Hellen Obiri is an exceptional athlete, who can compete over 5k, 10k, and cross country. Today, it was all about cross country.

obiri©etiennefiacre.jpgHellen Obiri, 2020 Monaco DO, photo by Etienne iacre

DSCN0680.JPGLining up, photo by Justin Lagat

Justin Lagat did this piece on the 2020 Eldama Ravine Half Marathon and how events in Kenya are being held. Unlike North America, countries in Africa have managed the pandemic much better than the U.S.

WACT Gold 2021 announced

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I loved the 2020 World Athletics Continental Tour Gold. We had athletics to watch, and with the Diamond League meets, athletics fans had exceptional athletes and performances in this pandemic year. We look hopefully to 2021.

warholm.jpgKarston Warholm, photo by Getty Images / European Athletics

The long run is a Sunday staple. It is a key part of the weekly training regimen. Keep the pace at about 70 per cent, a pace at which you can hold a conversation.

IMG_0209.jpgGalen Rupp, 2016 US Oly Trials 10,000m, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Sunday: Long run, 75-90 minutes

Jubilee edition of Golden Spike

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warholm©etiennefiacre.jpgKarston Warholm, photo by Etienne Fiacre

The Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava, Czech republic will be held on 19 May 2021...

This is a good challenge on a Saturday.

IMG_0556.jpgGalen Rupp, 2016 US Olympic Trials, 10,000m, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Saturday: warm-up, Fartlek: 10 x 1 minute, 5 k pace, 2 minutes easy, then 10 x 1 minute, 10k pace, 30 minutes cool down.

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Kevin Mayer, photo by Getty Images / World Athletics

RunBlogRun presents

Socialing The Distance

with Larry Eder

Featuring

Olympian and Nike sponsored athlete,

Galen Rupp

DSCN3491.JPGGalen Rupp, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Galen Rupp is the #Socialingthedistance guest this week.

Galen Rupp was a quite good athlete at Central Catholic in Portland, Oregon. I saw him win the

Nike Border Clash. The first time I saw Galen race was when he was a junior and running the

AAU Junior 5000m, where he took second. David Frank, the Central Catholic coach, had called

me at home and said I needed to meet him at SJCC to see this guy who is "the real thing".

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Galen Rupp, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

I like Galen Rupp, but did not interview him until the Nike Border Clash that next Fall.

I have seen Galen Rupp in his Olympic events (2008, 2012, 2016) and WC (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013,

2015).

My thoughts: Galen Rupp is one of the finest American and global distance runners in modern

athletics. His ability to battle at 1 mile to 10,000m in the past, and the marathon now should not

be underrated.

Galen Rupp has a well developed sense of humor and a student o the sport. The guy is at his best

when he is in battle in the ends of races.

C.jpg13-20-397-slide.jpgEliud Kipchoge, photo by NN running team

The NN running team announced a new sponsor this week, COROS . COROS is a sport

technology company.

Pre Classic back to Hayward Field

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791a9435.jpgThe new Hayward Field, the home of the Nike Pre Classic, artist rendition

The Nike Pre Classic will be back in Eugene in 2021, god willing....

128046075_1823616651149255_6954300666296762277_o.jpgThe booth at The 7th Eldama Ravine Half Marathon, photo by @EldamaRavineHM

Face masks at all times in Tokyo

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The Olympics were postponed to 2021. There are still questions about how 10,000 athletes, 10,000 media and the many fans.

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Tokyo Olympic Stadium .jpgTokyo Olympic Stadium, photo by Getty Images / World Athletics

The Continental Tour helped keep the sport alive in 2020 as Covid ravaged the world. We hope that, with vaccines and common

sense, that we will be able to hold these meetings....

Friday is an easy day. Keep it light and spend some time stretching.

IMG_8222.jpgEmily Sisson, 2017 USA Champs, 10,000m, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Friday, 27 November 2020: warm-up, an easy 45 minutes, 6 x 150 m stride outs, cooldown

WA and NBC for 10 years.....

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nbc.jpgNBC and World Athletics have done a long term deal. Ten years on World Championships and Diamond League.

1206455392.jpgKatarina Johnson-Thompson, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

Katarina Johnson-Thompson will be competing in December 2020 at the heptathlon. Should be a good opener...

Kipyegon for 5000 m

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faith©etiennefiacre.jpgFaith Kipyegon, photo by Etienne Fiacre

This season, Faith Kipyegon ran an 800m and lead the world, and also an exciting 1000m. In 2022, she wants to go to 5000m? Sounds devastating to me! Faith Kipyegon is awesome! She has wheels that just do not come off!

Appeals by WA and Coleman

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Salwa Eid Naser.jpgSalwa Eid Naser, photo by Bahrainews.com

Coleman.jpgChristian Coleman, photo by Gulfnews.com

Both appeals will be important to appreciate.

Hill workouts are key in your development as an athlete. Keep to the workout. Stay safe.

IMG_0834.jpgEmily Sisson, 2016 US Olympic Trials 10,000m, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Thursday: warm-up, 30-minute hilly run, 6 x 200m hill, jog 200 btw each hill, cool down

RunBlogRun

presents

Socialing The Distance

with Larry Eder

Featuring New Balance sponsored athlete,

Emily Sisson

IMG_0834.jpgEmily Sisson, 2016 U.S. Oly Trials, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Emily Sisson is one of the finest women distance runners in the United States. A fine high school athlete, who became a finecollege athlete, who has become an amazing professional athlete, who can battle well at 10,000m-marathon. Emily was an excellent interview, she possesses a good sense of humor and lots of self knowledge.

Laura Muir, Part 2

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Muir3.jpgLaura Muir, Stockholm DL 2020, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

This is part 2 on Laura Muir, and Stuart Weir has done a nice job on how Andy Young is managing both Laura Muir and Jemma Reekie.

Laura Muir, Part 1

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WC London 2017.JPGLondon 2017, women's 1,500m, photo by Getty Images / London 2017

Stuart Weir sent @runblogrun this 2 part piece on Scottish star Laura Muir...this is part 1.

GB Indoor 2020.JPGAbi Irozuru, 2020 British Indoor Athletics, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

Abi Irozuru is a unique athlete. She could have called it quits, but she liked the competition, and in an event in the UK that is insanely competitive. Stuart Weir helps us appreciate the talented Abi Irozuru.

NNValenciaWRDay-184.jpgLetesenbet Gidey, photo by Dan Vernon/ NN running team

_JMA8307-1.jpgSian Hassan, photo by Dan Vernon/ NN running team

WHM women - Jepchirchir.jpgPeres Jepchirchir, photo by Dan Vernon/ World Athletics

Yulimar Rojas.jpgYulimar Rojas, photo by Shanghai.Diamond League

Elaine Thompson-Herah.jpgElaine Thompson-Herah, photo by Watchathletics.com

The Finalists announced for Female World Athlete of the Year 2020, are Letesenbet Gidey, (Ethiopia), Sifan Hassan, (Netherlands), Peres Jepchirchir, (Kenya), Yulimar Rojas, (Venezuela) and Elaine Thompson-Herah, (Jamaica).

RunBlogRun

presents

Conversations with Larry :

Thoughts on the downsizing of the

British Athletics Media Team

As part of the down sizing that is challenging British Athletics, we understand that 4/5 British Athletics media may be cut. We have concerns and we voice them on this podcast. Thanks to Mike Deering on the production.

1270674034.jpgWomen's 100m hurdles, photo by British Athletics

Find all of our Socialing The Distance interview series here: https://bit.ly/34czL0e

Find all of our Athletics Chat episodes here: https://bit.ly/2GkVoDD

Find all of our Conversations with Larry here: https://bit.ly/30io2vY

#ConvosWLarry #RunBlogRun #theshoeaddicts

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Wednesday is an easy day. Keep it that way.

DSC00258.jpgWomen's 10,000m, USA 2019 Champs, Emily Sisson leads, photo by Cortney White

Wednesday: warm-up, an easy 45 minutes, 6 x 150 m stride outs, cooldown

RunBlogRun

presents

Socialing The Distance

with Larry Eder

Featuring Tom Bedford,

Race Director of the Richmond RUNFEST

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Tom Bedford and I spoke a couple weeks ago on the Richmond RUNFEST and many topics, including the upcoming British Olympic Marathon Trials and British Marathon Championships in 2021. Tom has been a good friend for almost 2 decades. Tom has a well developed sense of humor, and has developed a skill set to manage events and build successful events. Tom and his wife, Jade, built the Richmond RUNFEST from scratch.

This is the World Athletics update on the Male World Athlete of the Year 2020 Finalists, Joshua Cheptegau (Uganda), Ryan Crouser (USA), Mondo Duplantis (Sweden), Johannes Vetter (Germany), and Karsten Warholm (Norway).

The Male World Athlete of the Year 2020 will be announced on 5 December 2020.

joshuacheptegai1.jpgJoshua Cheptegai, photo by Etienne Fiacre

IMG_4019.JPGRyan Crouser, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

1206432631.jpgMondo Duplantis, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

johannes Vetter.jpgJohannes Vetter, photo by World Athletics

karston warholm .jpgKarston Warholm, photo by European Athletics

Tuesday is tempo day. 20 minutes to build your endurance.

DSC02312.jpgBowerman AC 5000m, photo by Cortney Ware

Tuesday: warm-up, 15 minutes easy, tempo run, 20 minutes, at pace 30 seconds above your ave mile pace for 5k now. So, if you ran 18 minutes for 5k, you can run 20 minutes at 6:20 mile pace, this is not to exhaust you, but to build you, 4x300m cutdowns, cooldown

Monday is a light day. Keep it easy on Monday!

DSCN4317.JPG2014 World Junior 800m, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Monday, 23 November 2020: warm-up, an easy 50 minutes, 6 x 150 m stride outs, cooldown

This piece is the seventh in the series on the decathlon and this time it is about 2008 Olympic decathlete Bryan Clay. Jeff Benjamin did this piece. He has done an important series on Jim Thorpe, the 1912 Olympiic Champion in the Decathlon and the Pentathlon.

In 2008, I was able to see Bryan Clay win the 2008 Olympic gold in the decathlon. Bryan Clay had taken the silver in Athens in 2004. His win in 2008 was by 240 points, the biggest decathlete winning margin since 1972.

In 2005, Bryan Clay took the gold in the decathlon in Helsinki.

In the World Indoor Champs heptathlons , Bryan Clay, took the silver medals in 2004 and 2006. In World Indoor Champs heptathlons, in 2008 and 2010, Bryan Clay took gold in both Valencia and Doha.

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Bryan Clay, with Brianna Benjamin (L) and Amanda Benjamin (R), photo taken in 2011, photo by Jeff Benjamin

Sunday is long run day. Keep it relaxed and keep it at conversational pace. Stay safe.

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Sunday, 22 November 2020: Long run, 75-90 minutes

Maksim Nedasekau .jpgMaksim Nedasekau, The Match, photo by World Athletics

I was able to watch Maksim Nedasekau win The Match, Europe vs USA, when Maksim went 2.35m to take the win. In Doha, a month later, Maksim was 4th in 2.33m.

Zola budd.jpgLA 1984 3000m, Zola Budd (151), Wendy Sly (175), Maricuica Puice (316), Mary Slaney (373), photo by Chroniclelive.uk.com.

The new book by Zola Budd sounds provacative...

EAA.jpgThis is a fiun piece on world records set at the European Athletics Championships.

Brigid Kosgei in the 2020 Virgin     Money London Marathon Credit - London Marathon.jpgBrigid Kosgei, 2020 Virgin London Marathon, photo by London Marathon

Half marathon world record holder     Ababel Yeshaneh from Ethiopia.jpgAbabel Yeshaneh, HM world record holder by Procam International

Special thanks to Phil Minshull.

World record holders Brigid Kosgei and Ababel Yeshaneh have been added to an already outstanding Airtel Delhi Half Marathon field, providing this race with the strongest women's field in the history of event.
At the Chicago Marathon in October 2019, Kenya's Kosgei stunned the world when she broke the long-standing women's world marathon record by more than a minute, clocking 2:14:04. Yeshaneh was a distant second on that occasion but nevertheless still ran a superb personal best of 2:20:51.

However, the tables were turned at the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon in February this year when a head-to-head contest in the final stages of the race saw Ethiopia's Yeshaneh prevail in a world record 64:31 with Kosgei second in 64:49.

In their most recent outings last month, the 26-year-old Kosgei won the rescheduled London Marathon in 2:18:58 while the 29-year-old Yeshaneh had to contend with misfortune and fell at the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships in Poland, with just over three kilometres remaining, which took her out of medal contention although she recovered quickly to finish fifth.
The women's race also includes Ethiopia's women's course record holder Tsehay Gemechu - who will both be bidding for an unprecedented third consecutive victory - Yalemzerf Yehualaw and Netsanet Gudeta.
The in-form Yehualaw finished second in the ADHM 2019 and third at the 2020 World Athletics Half Marathon Championships last month while Gudeta was the 2018 world half marathon champion.
The event will be held on 29 November 2020.

Enjoy this workout! Speed play, aka Fartlek, is an amazing way to get in shape. Stay safe.

Muir.jpgLaura Muir, Bauhaus Galan, photo by Chris Cooper

Saturday, 21 November 2020: warm-up, Fartlek: 10 x 1 minute, 5 k pace, 2 minutes easy, then 10 x 1 minute, 10k pace, 30 minutes cool down

RunBlogRun

presents

Socialing The Distance

with Larry Eder,

Featuring Sam Kendricks,

Pole Vault World Champion

IMG_4991.jpgSam Kendricks, Birmingham 2018, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Sam Kendricks was the World Champion in the 2017 London WC and is the reigning World Champion in 2019 Doha. Besides being one of the finest vaulters in the world, Sam is also one of kindest people in the world. I am so fascinated how Sam can be so focused in competition, also so relaxed as well.

Sam Kendricks joined the six meter club on 24 June 2017, when he cleared 6 meters, and became the 22nd man over six meters. On July 27, 2019, Sam Kendricks cleared 6.06 meters (19'10.5").

IMG_5818.jpgSam Kendricks, Birmingham 2018, with a photo bomb by Piotr Lisek, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

The ROCK 'N' ROLL ARIZONA MARATHON was a lot of fun. I went to it for several years, and enjoyed the RNR events. Like many events, the ROCK 'N' ROLL ARIZONA MARATHON & ½ MARATHON has had to cancel and move to 2022.

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Muir undecided about indoors

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1206468883.jpgLaura Muir with fans, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

Laura Muir had an excellent 2020, both an indoor season and an outdoor season. Still considering the 2021 indoor season, Laura Muir is undecided on competing indoors.

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Karsten Warholm, photo by Etienne Fiacre

Stalh2.jpgDaniel Stahl celebrating post event, photo by Chris Cooper

The Bauhaus Galan 2020 meeting was an exciting meeting. This release is about the 2021 date....

Cindy Ofili battles back...

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Cindy.jpgCindy Ofili, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

Cindy Ofili took 4th in the 2016 Olympics in the 100m hurdles, she was oh so close to a bronze medal. Stuart Weir chronicles her battle back from an injury she had in June 2017 in Boston. Cindy Ofili won British Championships in 2019 and 2020.

This is an easy day. How does one keep it easy on Friday, so that one can be ready on Saturday? Stay safe, run smart!

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20 November 2020: warm-up, an easy 45 minutes, 6 x 150 m stride outs, cooldown

Omar Craddock1.jpgOmar Craddock, photo by World Athletics

The Covid 19 pandemic has decimated the ability to do doping tests by WADA and national anti-doping organizations. They have, it seems pushing on whereabouts testing.

Athletics Chat 27-the Epilogue

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RunBlogRun

presents Athletics Chat,

with Larry Eder & Stuart Weir

Episode 27--Epilogue Clip

In the Epilogue, I spent my time discussing the possibility on the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, and how the pandemic continues to challenge the globe and the sport.

Special thanks to Mike Deering /The Shoe Addicts on producing #SocialingtheDistance.

Find all of our Socialing The Distance interview series here: https://bit.ly/34czL0e

Find all of our Athletics Chat episodes here: https://bit.ly/2GkVoDD

Find all of our Conversations with Larry here: https://bit.ly/30io2vY

#AthleticsChat #RunBlogRun #theshoeaddicts

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IMG_2159.jpgWayde Van Niekerk, London 2017, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

The long road to recovery can not be underestimated. In 2014, I had a conversation with Wilson Kipketer, and we spoke about his battle to get back to his elite competitions. Wilson told me that he came back way too fast.

Wayde Van Niekerk has come back to his level of fitness, but do not discount that getting back to 43 second 400m shape takes a long, long time.

We wish Wayde best wishes.

Athletics Chat-Episode 27

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RunBlogRun

presents

Athletics Chat 27

Glasgow 2.jpgThe indoor 400m, photo by British Athletics

Stuart Weir speaks with me, once a week, and we attempt to shed light on the weekly challenges in athletics.

The topics included:

1. Stuart Weir sat in on the virtual Tokyo briefing. We then discussed the likelihood of an Olympics in 2021.

2. Stuart Weir spoke with me about the GB system for funding athletes and I spoke about my admiration of how

British athletics has developed an amazing relay program.

3. Going into Winter 2020, how will Covid 19 affect 2021 Indoor season?

4. Elijiah Manangoi just took a 2 year ban, due to whereabouts misses.

5. How does athletics deal with the coming winter?

Special thanks to Mike Deering /The Shoe Addicts on producing #SocialingtheDistance.

Find all of our Socialing The Distance interview series here: https://bit.ly/34czL0e

Find all of our Athletics Chat episodes here: https://bit.ly/2GkVoDD

Find all of our Conversations with Larry here: https://bit.ly/30io2vY

#AthleticsChat #RunBlogRun #theshoeaddicts

Lavillenie.jpgRenaud Lavillenie, photo by European-athletics.org

Renaud Lavillenie is not only a classy athlete, he is amazingly competitive. Can he do 2 Indoor champs in a short time in 2021?

Stay tuned...

Justin Lagat did this piece on Athletics Kenya and its schedule in 2021. Like all national federations, the challenges with Covid 19 makes planning difficult. No one has any idea what will happen in 2021.

IMG_2686-001.JPGKenyan Trials, photo by Justin Lagat

Thursday is hill day. The workout is a good challenge and will help you build speed and strength.

W5000q.jpgEilish McColgan, photo by British Athletics

Thursday, 19 November 2020 warm-up, 30-minute hilly run, 6 x 200m hill, jog 200 btw each hill, cool down

RunBlogRun presents

Socialing The Distance

with Larry Eder

Featuring Dominique (Dom) Scott-Efurd,

adidas sponsored athlete

IMG_6862.jpgDominique (Dom) Scott-Efurd, 2018 WC Indoor 3000m, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Dominique (Dom) Scott-Efurd began her running in South Africa, her homeland. Dom matriculated at the University of Arkansas, where she took 2nd in 2015 in the NCAA Outdoor 10,000m and 5,000m. In 2016, she won both the 5,000m and 10,000m at the NCAA. Dom went pro in the summer of 2016 with adidas, and made the South African Olympic team at 10,000m.

IMG_6866.jpgDominique (Dom) Scott-Efurd, 2018 WC Indoor 3000m, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Dom trains in Boulder, Co under Coach Joe Bosshard.

Dom has a mile PB at 4:26.63 (2018), 5000m PB at 14:59.08 (2019) and 10,000 PB at 31:43.18 (2019). She has always went out of her way to speak with the media. We thank Dom Scott for her time and candor.

Special thanks to Sandra Nel-Kurmann for setting up this interview.

Thanks to Mike Deering /The Shoe Addicts on producing #Socialing the Distance.

Find Dom Scott on Twitter: https://twitter.com/domscottrunSA

Find Dom Scott on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/domscottrunsa/

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Visit Global Athletics website: http://www.globalathletics.com

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#SocialingTheDistance #RunBlogRun #theshoeaddicts

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This gem is from May 16, 2016.

It was the night that I met Nick Rose.

Nick Rose was one of the finest British distance runners in his era. Nick went to Western Kentucky in the 1970s and won two NCAA titles, while taking second in another NCAA title.

1974-rose_nick.jpgNick Rose takes 1974 NCAA, photo courtesy Track & Field News

Nick Rose lead the 1973 NCAA XC Champs until just past 4 miles, when the late Steve Prefontaine took the lead and went on to his 3rd NCAA XC title. Nick Rose won the NCAA XC title in 1974. He also competed in World XC in 1979, where he took 21rst. In 1980, Nick Rose took 3rd and lead the British team to gold in the World Cross.

jo Fukuda3.jpgJo Fukuda, photo by NN Running Team

NN Running Team announced today that they have signed Jo Fukuda, one of Japan's finest marathoners. Fukuda took 3rd in the 2019 Fukuoka Marathon. Jo Fukuda is the first Asian marathoner to sign with the NN running team.

Mark Munro.jpgMark Munro, photo by Scottish Athletics

Lots of changes happening at UK Athletics. Stuart Weir covers it well. I must say, I am pretty disappointed the Jo Coates dismantled the UKA media team, a team that all other 208 National federation members could learn to model. One thing that UKA media team did was to make UK Athletics look much better than it might have deserved.

I will be doing a podcast on the UKA media team and how good they were, stay tuned.

Change, for changes' sake is silly. The litmus test of a good manager is that they understand that conundrum.

Oh, and Jo Coates might want to have a tea/coffee with Alan Pascoe....

Wednesday is an easy day. Besides your run, why don't you add some weight work? We will give you some suggestions in coming days.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2020: warm-up, an easy 45 minutes, 6 x 150 m stride outs, cooldown

1018783774.jpgMalaika Mihambo, 2018 Birmingham DL, photo by British Athletics

Malaika Mihambo is the 2018 European champion outdoors and the 2019 World Champion at the long jump. Immensely popular in Germany, Malaika is taking a zen athlete approach, just working on being a better jumper, not worried about whether the Olympics happen next year.

IMG_4579.jpgCaster Semenya, London 2017, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

As much as the World Athletics hopes, Caster Semenya is not giving up on her fight....

SP010561-753869.JPGTom Bosworth, photo by British Athletics

British race walker Tom Bosworth had a tough time with COVID-19...

Tuesday is tempo day. A key workout is the tempo run. It is pretty straightforward, and it has many benefits, building your endurance and ability to compete. Stay safe.

Hayward Stadium Day 2.JPGHayward Field, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Tuesday, 17 November 2020: warm-up, 15 minutes easy, tempo run, 20 minutes, at pace 30 seconds above your ave mile pace for 5k now. So, if you ran 18 minutes for 5k, you can run 20 minutes at 6:20 mile pace, this is not to exhaust you, but to build you, 4x300m cutdowns, cooldown

Cindy Ofili 2.jpgCindy Ofili, Doha 2019, photo by Malaysianmuscle.com

Cindy Ofili was recently married and will use her married name in 2021...

Claudio Stecchi3.jpgClaudio Stecchi, photo by European Athletics / Getty Images

Italy's top male vaulter, Claudio Stecchi is looking to challenge the Italian indoor National record, 5.82m.

Yaroslava Mahuchikh1.jpgYaroslava Mahuchikh, photo by European Athletics

Yaroslava Mahuchikh2.jpgYaroslava Mahuchikh, photo by European Athletics

Yaroslava Mahuchikh is the second best high jumper in the world. Yaroslava Mahuchikh is quite competitive and she will be popular on the circuit.

Member Federation Award nominees

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WA.jpgI like this idea on the Member Federation Award...

IMG_4272.jpgJessica Beard, 2018 USA Champs, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

This is part 2 of the Jessica Beard, speaking on relays, and competing in 2020. This piece is done by Stuart Beard, our European correspondent, who lives in Oxford, England. Besides playing golf in non pandemic times, Stuart spends some time at athletic events.

Monday is an easy day, keep it that way. A time fo keep it easy and a time to work hard. Please stay safe.

IMG_0126.jpgSifan Hassan, photo by Brian K. Eder / runblogrun

Monday, 16 November 2020: warm-up, an easy 50 minutes, 6 x 150 m stride outs, cooldown

IMG_4845.jpgElijah Manangoi takes the 1,500m, London 2017, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Unlike many others, Elijah Manangoi has taken his punishment by the Athletics Integrity Unit due to his 3 whereabout failures. I have to admit that the three excuses on the whereabouts misses are, perhaps, all time classics.

None the less, Elijah Manangoi has taken his punishment and we will see him in 2 years...

jacob Kiplimo.jpgJacob Kiplimo, photo by World Athletics

Kibiwott Kandie 2.jpgKibiwott Kandie, photo by runCzech

Justin Lagat writes about the Valencia HM, which will be held on 6 December 2020...

Yator and Ndiku sub 27:02

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Richard Kimunyan Yator1.jpg Richard Kimunyan Yator, photo by Getty Images / World Athletics

Richard Kimunyan Yator has run a quick 10,000m in Japan once again. And just off his PB!

RunBlogRun presents

Socialing The Distance with Larry Eder

Featuring Josephus Lyles

Clip 7 - Alternate event if not a sprinter

IMG_1344.jpgJosephus Lyles, 400m, 2018 USA Champs, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Josephus Lyles, 2018 USA Champs, 400m, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Josephus Lyles is one of the finest sprinters in the U.S. In the 2020 season, Josephus Lyles went from 20.70 to 20.24 at 200m. In a couple events, Josephus and his brother, Noah have gone 1-2 at 200m.

Josephus came alive over the 200m in 2020. We spoke with Josephus Lyles at the end of his 2020 season. Josephus let us see how this season was different and how he improved his starts and his leg speed in 2020.

We thank Josephus Lyles for his time and honesty.

In this clip #7 , we asked Josephus what event he would choose if not a sprinter?

We thank Mike Deering on his producing of #SocialingtheDistance.

Josephus Lyles, 2018 USA Champs, 400m, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

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Socialing The Distance

featuing Josephus Lyles,

Clip #6,

what is a Workout that indicates his readiness to compete?

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Josephus Lyles, 2018 USA Champs, 400m, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Josephus Lyles is one of the finest sprinters in the U.S. In the 2020 season, Josephus Lyles went from 20.70 to 20.24 at 200m. In a couple events, Josephus and his brother, Noah have gone 1-2 at 200m.

Josephus came alive over the 200m in 2020. We spoke with Josephus Lyles at the end of his 2020 season. Josephus let us see how this season was different and how he improved his starts and his leg speed in 2020.

We thank Josephus Lyles for his time and honesty.

In this clip #6 , we asked Josephus what is a Workout that Indicates his readiness to compete?

We thank Mike Deering on his producing of #SocialingtheDistance.

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Josephus Lyles, 2018 USA Champs, 400m, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

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RunBlogRun presents

Socialing The Distance

with Larry Eder

Featuring Josephus Lyles

Clip 5 - the Gyulai István Memorial Track Meet

Josephus Lyles, 2018 USA Champs, 400m, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Josephus Lyles is one of the finest sprinters in the U.S. In the 2020 season, Josephus Lyles went from 20.70 to 20.24 at 200m. In a couple events, Josephus and his brother, Noah have gone 1-2 at 200m.

Josephus came alive over the 200m in 2020. We spoke with Josephus Lyles at the end of his 2020 season. Josephus let us see how this season was different and how he improved his starts and his leg speed in 2020.

We thank Josephus Lyles for his time and honesty. We thank Mike Deering on his producing of #SocialingtheDistance.

In this clip #5 , we asked Josephus about the the Gyulai István Memorial Track Meet.

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Josephus Lyles, 2018 USA Champs, 400m, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

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RunBlogRun presents
Socialing The Distance with Larry Eder
Featuring Josephus Lyles
Clip 4 - The Importance of Nutrition

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Josephus Lyles, 2018 USA Champs, 400m, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Josephus Lyles is one of the finest sprinters in the U.S. In the 2020 season, Josephus Lyles went from 20.70 to 20.24 at 200m. In a couple events, Josephus and his brother, Noah have gone 1-2 at 200m.

Josephus came alive over the 200m in 2020. We spoke with Josephus Lyles at the end of his 2020 season. Josephus let us see how this season was different and how he improved his starts and his leg speed in 2020.

We thank Josephus Lyles for his time and honesty. We thank Mike Deering on his producing of #SocialingtheDistance.

In this clip #4 , we asked Josephus about the importance of Nutrition

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Josephus Lyles, 2018 USA Champs, 400m, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

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We thank Mike Deering on his producing of #SocialingtheDistance.

Long runs are done, in this plan, on Sundays. Long runs are key to your development. Keep it at conversation pace.

Stay safe and healthy.

DSC01783.jpgMo Ahmed, Lopez Lomong, 5000m, photo by Cortney Ware

Sunday, 15 November 2020: Long run, 75-90 minutes

RunBlogRun presents

Socialing The Distance with Larry Eder

Featuring Josephus Lyles

Clip 3 - Being a professional athlete

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Josephus Lyles, 2018 USA Champs, 400m, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Josephus Lyles is one of the finest sprinters in the U.S. In the 2020 season, Josephus Lyles went from 20.70 to 20.24 at 200m. In a couple events, Josephus and his brother, Noah have gone 1-2 at 200m.

Josephus came alive over the 200m in 2020. We spoke with Josephus Lyles at the end of his 2020 season. Josephus let us see how this season was different and how he improved his starts and his leg speed in 2020.

We thank Josephus Lyles for his time and honesty.

In this clip #3 , we asked Josephus about the being a professional athlete since he was 18....

We thank Mike Deering on his producing of #SocialingtheDistance.

IMG_7053.jpgJosephus Lyles, 2018 USA Champs, 400m, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

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RunBlogRun

presents

Socialing The Distance

with Larry Eder

Featuring Josephus Lyles,

Clip 2 - Training between 400m & 200m groups

IMG_1344.jpgJosephus Lyles, 2018 USA Champs, 400m, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Josephus Lyles is one of the finest sprinters in the U.S. In the 2020 season, Josephus Lyles went from 20.70 to 20.24 at 200m. In a couple events, Josephus and his brother, Noah have gone 1-2 at 200m.

Josephus came alive over the 200m in 2020. We spoke with Josephus Lyles at the end of his 2020 season. Josephus let us see how this season was different and how he improved his starts and his leg speed in 2020.

We thank Josephus Lyles for his time and honesty.

In this clip #2 , we asked Josephus about the training with the 400m & 200m groups and what works in 2020.

We thank Mike Deering on his producing of #SocialingtheDistance.

IMG_7097.jpgJosephus Lyles, 2018 USA Champs, 400m, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

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RunBlogRun

presents

Socialing The Distance

with Larry Eder

Featuring Josephus Lyles,

Clip 1 - COVID's impact on your season

IMG_7097.jpgJosephus Lyles, 2018 USA Champs, 400m, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Josephus Lyles is one of the finest sprinters in the U.S. In the 2020 season, Josephus Lyles went from 20.70 to 20.24 at 200m. In a couple events, Josephus and his brother, Noah have gone 1-2 at 200m.

Josephus came alive over the 200m in 2020. We spoke with Josephus Lyles at the end of his 2020 season. Josephus let us see how this season was different and how he improved his starts and his leg speed in 2020.

We thank Josephus Lyles for his time and honesty.

In this clip #1 , we asked Josephus about the impact by Covid 19 on his 2020 season.

We thank Mike Deering on his producing of #SocialingtheDistance.

IMG_7092.jpgJosephus Lyles, 2018 USA Champs, 400m, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

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IMG_1292.jpgJessica Beard, 2018 USA Champs, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

This interview, by Stuart Weir speaks with Jessica Beard, one of the best 4x 400m relay runners in the U.S.A. This is part 1 of two parts...

Saturday is speed play day. In Swedish, speed play is translated as Fartlek. The beauty of Fartlek is that one can fine tune the workouts to one's level of fitness. Stay safe.

DSC02312.jpgMo Ahmed leads the 5000m, photo by Cortney Ware

Saturday, 14 November 2020: warm-up, Fartlek: 10 x 1 minute, 5 k pace, 2 minutes easy, then 10 x 1 minute, 10k pace, 30 minutes cool down

Hannah Cockroft - wheelchair racer...

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20023878_1674622269215000_446972535057154181_o.jpgHannah Cockroft, photo by IPC (2019 World Champs)

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Hannah Cockroft is a trail blazer in the Paralympics movement. Stuart Weir did a wonderous job on this piece and Hannah Cockroft.

WORLD INDOOR TOUR NEWS

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1206459536.jpgMuller Glasgow 2020, photo by British Athletics

I hope the 2021 World Indoor Tour happens, but we will just have to wait. The idea that Nanjing could happen, without a vaccine, boggles my mind. I know that WA must just plan ahead like nothing has happened, but it has.

1582451717-thumb-500xauto-52712.jpgMondo, Renaud and Sam, photo by Diamond League

The Ultimate Garden Clash came in the spring when we needed an athletic outlet. I am glad to see that Renaud will be recognized on this amazing event.

RunBlogRun

presents

Socialing The Distance

with Larry Eder

Featuring Ryan Crouser,

Shot Put Olympic Champion

IMG_8135.jpgRyan Crouser, 2017 USA Champs, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Ryan Crouser is the 2016 Olympic champion at the shot put. Ryan Crouser was also the silver medalist in the Doha 2019 World Championships. A two time NCAA Champ, 3 time USA Champ outdoors and 2 time USA Champ indoor champ, Ryan Crouser is known for his big throws. In 2020, Ryan Crouser has 10/14 longest throws in the world.

I spoke with Ryan Crouser as he drove around town, speaking about the shot put, competing and training and his goals. I enjoyed my time with Ryan Crouser, and am glad we caught up with him. Please enjoy the interview. Thanks to Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts, on producing #SocialingtheDistance.

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2017 World champion banned...

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I just do not get it. How many elite athletes do not take whereabouts testing serlously ?

One has to wonder what is going on in their minds, or are they hiding something? That is what Athletics Integrlty Unit is there to do. We will be watching this one closely.

And the excuses seem pretty lame...

IMG_4845.jpgElijah Manangoi, London 2017, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Bolt thinks now C. Ronaldo is faster

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IMG_9341.jpgUsain Bolt, London 2017, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

When Usain Bolt speaks, the world listens. His deep thoughts on Ronaldo is enlightening, but I think Usain is missing the point. In this day and age, an athlete who engages the world. We have Mondo Duplantis, Karston Warholm, Eliud Kipchoge, Noah Lyles, Sandi Morris, Des Linden, among others, in this day and age.

Usain was always a good interview.

We live in a strange time and place. In the time of the coronavirus and in the time when many in this country do not believe that democracy can be achieved, and that we might want to look to someone who has all the answers. No one has all the answers.

Something you can control is working out. Today is an easy day. Savor it. Smell the air. Take in the scenery. Stay safe.

DSC02081.jpgA 5000m in Oregon, photo by Cortney Ware

Friday, 13 November 2020 : warm-up, an easy 45 minutes, 6 x 150 m stride outs, cooldown

EUROPEAN ATHLETICS NEWS

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EAA.jpgThe EAA made some exciting decisions on upcoming European Athletics Championships...

19984142_1675359352474625_4048765069825179122_o.jpgStef Reid in Sand, photo by IPC

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Sophie Hahn, photo by IPC

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Rio relay medallists, photo by IPC

49063958316_98aba2057b_o.jpgHannah Cockroft and Kare Adenegan (Photo of 3 on podium), photo by IPC

Both the Olympic and Paralympic British Athletic WCP teams were named on Thursday. In this article, Stuart Weir writes about the ramifications of the program in 2020.

Sophie McKinna.jpgJazmin Sawyers, photo by British Athletics / Getty Images

1270649142.jpgAimee Pratt, photo by British Athletics / Getty Images

1270782583.jpgMorgan Lake, photo by British Athletics / Getty Images

775279463_MS_0150_20E767C314D6C8C3B12D7A385FCE1953.JPGLaura Muir, photo by British Athletics / Getty Images

Stuart Weir sent in this piece on how British Athletics is announcing its WCP program. Stuart notes the challenges in doing this program in a pandemic. He also notes that new stars, like Jessie Knight and Harry Coppel, got nothing and Jemma Reekie did not move to the next level.

RunBlogRun presents

Athletics Chat Episode 26

Epilogue Clip

In the epilogue, it's actually a monologue and guess who chats the whole time? I discussed the upcoming winter and how

the pandemic is changing the athletics world.

1206442709.jpgMuller Glasgow 2020, photo by British Athletics / Getty Images

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Athletics Chat-Episode 26

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RunBlogRun presents
Athletics Chat
Episode 26

This is the weekly program, #AthleticsChat. Larry Eder In San Jose, CA and Stuart Weir is in Oxord, England.

Topics this week:

1. Women AOY, do we like the candidates...

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2. The coming winter...

3. Indoor 2021, what will happen?
4. Vaccine update looking positive....
5. Sandi Morris
7. Sam Kendricks
8. Why we love the pole vault...
9. Why we love the shot put...
10. Olympics in 2021...

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Thursday is a hilly day! Get into it! Stay on task and stay safe! Hills build speed and strength!

DSC00222.jpgEmily Sisson, 2018 US Champs, 10,000m, photo by Cortney White

Thursday, 12 November 2020: warm-up, 30-minute hilly run, 6 x 200m hill, jog 200 btw each hill, cool down

RunBlogRun presents

Socialing The Distance

with Larry Eder

Featuring

Cindy Ofili, adidas sponsored athlete

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Cindy Ofili was 4th place in the 2019 Doha World Championships in the 100m hurdles. She is also a two time British national champion at the 100m hurdles, including 2020. We spoke with Cindy last week on athletics during the pandemic, and how the post ponement in the Olympics has challenged her in 2020.

Special thanks to Cindy Ofili, on the interview. Special thanks to Mike Deering on producing #socialingthedistance.

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Wednesday is an easy day. Keep it easy. Stay safe.

DSCN4098.JPG2014 World Junior Championships, 3000m, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Wednesday, 12 November 2020, warm-up, an easy 45 minutes, 6 x 150 m stride outs, cooldown

Tuesday is tempo. Stay on pace. Stay safe.

DSCN3635.JPGSteeplechase, US Outdoor 2014, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Tuesday: warm-up, 15 minutes easy, tempo run, 20 minutes, at pace 30 seconds above your ave mile pace for 5k now. So, if you ran 18 minutes for 5k, you can run 20 minutes at 6:20 mile pace, this is not to exhaust you, but to build you, 4x300m cutdowns, cooldown

Eliud Kipchoge has competed in cross country, track and road racing. His experience, his level of fitness, and his confidence allow him to compete globally. Now that he is focused on the next Olympic marathon, Eliud Kipchoge has put London behind him and looks to his next challenge.

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Van Niekerk to run 60 m and 150 m

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IMG_0702.jpgWayde Van Niekerk, London 2017, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

When I was in London in 2017, watching Wayde van Niekerk compete at the 400m and 200m was exciting and lived up to the hype. Now, we have a healthy Van Niekerk, on the way back to elite level 400m running.

Rome vs Katowice-Silesia

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EAA.jpgItaly or Poland?

Those are the choices on the 2024 European Athletics Outdoor Championships, that will be decided on Tuesday, 10 November 2020. Both are good sites and sanctuaries of European Athletics.

This is Monday and it is an easy day. Keep it easy and look at the whole season. Day by Day, one workout by one workout. Just stay focused on the goal, and do what we suggest on a daily basis. Good luck, stay safe.

IMG_1547.jpgBryce Hoppel, Jake Wightman, 1000m, 2020 NB Indoor GP, photo by Mike Deering

Monday, 9 November 2020 : warm-up, an easy 50 minutes, 6 x 150 m stride outs, cooldown

The long run is the Sunday workout. Keep it at conversation pace, and stay safe.

DSCN3483.JPGGalen Rupp, Chris Derrick, 2014 USA Champs, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Sunday: Long run, 75-90 minutes

1270687795.jpgJessica Judd leading the 5000m, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

Jessica Judd is a fine British distance runner. I have watched her development and have enjoyed her gutty racing. I welcome her comments on UK anti-doping and her concerns not only on the changes in testing but also the discussions in the media. Jessica Judd is correct in her comments. The reduction in testing is not good. It is absolutely insane, in this writer's mind.

Nice comments, Jessica.

Warholm.jpg Karsten Warholm takes EAC 2019, photo by European Athletics / Getty Images

The 400m hurdles may be the most sadistic event in the sport. The 400 meters is an event that challenges all. Add ten hurdles to the 400 meters,

and one has an amazing challenge.

In Stockholm, this past summer, Karston Warholm, almost 'touched the sun', like the Greek mythological character, Icarus. Touching the last hurdle, Karsten Warholm just missed the world record held by Kevin Young since 1992, running a spirited 46.87. An almost perfect race, Karston Warholm had almost run a perfect race, and in that action, showed us that world records, while made to be broken, come in their own time.

EAA.jpgThe EA Council meeting have some decisions to make this week. How will they pick the 2024 EA Championships? European Athletics has some amazing athletes competing now. We hope to see the championships resume once it is safe.

Saturday is speed play. This day builds speed and confidence. Stay safe.

DSCN3782.JPGThe 10,000m, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe addicts

Saturday, 7 November 2020: warm-up, Fartlek: 10 x 1 minute, 5 k pace, 2 minutes easy, then 10 x 1 minute, 10k pace, 30 minutes cool down

RunBlogRun presents

Socialing The Distance with Larry Eder

Featuring Bryce Hoppel, adidas sponsored athlete

Bryce Hoppel has moved from the college ranks, where he won the NCAA championships, both indoors and outdoors at the University of Kansas. Coached by Stanley Redwine and Mike Whittlesey, Bryce has developed an amazing kick and a strong racing confidence.

IMG_1584.jpgBryce Hoppel battles Jake Wightman, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

His 4th place in 2019 Doha WC was masterful, and his 800m in 2002 Monaco DL this past summer, setting a PB of 1:43.23.

I had a wonderful time with Bryce Hoppel and our time on the zoom interview. Bryce is as genuine as they come. He is truly tickled, surprised and grateful that he is a sponsored adidas athlete.

Special thanks to Bryce Hoppel for the interview. Special thanks to Mike Deering /The Shoe Addicts on producing #socialingthedistance.

IMG_8879.JPGEd Cheserek, photo by Sound running

These pop up meets have saved the sport in 2020. Jesse Williiams and his team have put on several meetings and plan one in December 2020.

The easy day is Friday. Keep it that way.

DSCN3491.JPGGalen Rupp, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Friday 6 November 2020: warm-up, an easy 45 minutes, 6 x 150 m stride outs, cooldown

ncaa xc.jpgNCAA cross country, photo by UWBadgers.com

The 2020 NCAA Cross Country will be held on 15 March 2021. Good chance that there could be two NCAA XC champs in 2021. Stay tuned....

Gidey debut, Kiplimo vs Kipruto

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NNValenciaWRDay-174.jpgAt the starting line, Letsenbet Gidey, photo by Dan Vernon / World Athletics

Letsenbet Gidey will debut at the Valencia Half Marathon on 6 December. While an excellent 5000m time may sound silly to determine a possible half marathon time, one would think that Letsenbet Gidey could do quite well. Let us see on December 6.

Six with sub 2:20 in Valencia...

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WHM women - Jepchirchir.jpgPeres Jepchirchir, photo by Dan Vernon / World Athletics

Huge interest in how Peres Jepchirchir will compete at Valencia Marathon. How will the win in Gydnia help Peres as she build towards Valencia. We have a month to wait on this event.

Lelisa Desisa and much more

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lelisadesisa.jpgLelisa Desisa takes 2015 Boston, photo by World Athletics

Lelisa Desisa is an elite marathoner who knows how to compete. Desisa won NYC once (2018) and two times in Boston (2015, 2013), plus two medals at the world championships (Moscow 2013-silver, Doha-2019-gold). Desisa does not race unless he is ready. Valencia could be a big deal.

Thursday is hill day. It is a vigorous day. Embrace it. Enjoy it. Stay safe.

IMG_1447.jpgEllie Purrier takes the 2 mile, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Thursday, 5 November 2020: warm-up, 30-minute hilly run, 6 x 200m hill, jog 200 btw each hill, cool down

RunBlogRun

presents

Conversations with Larry

The Season that never should have happened

Mike told me that I was long winded on this one, so get a sack lunch.

I did this one out in San Jose and spoke about the 2020 season and why it should not have happened.

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Donavan Brazier and Bryce Hoppel, photo by Etianne Fiacre

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A Wednesday workout is an easy day. Keep it that way.

IMG_0665.jpgThe 3000m, 2020 NB Indoor, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Wednesday, 4 November 2020: warm-up, an easy 45 minutes, 6 x 150 m stride outs, cooldown

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Eliud Kipchoge is known as the zen marathoner. Truth is, Eliud Kipchoge showed what the words "Character" and "class" meant with his 8th place in 2020 VM London.

Once again, Eliud Kipchoge has put his focus on the Olympics. We wish him luck.

RunBlogRun presents
Athletics Chat
Episode 25
Epilogue

In this epilogue, I go on a bit on the male candidates in 2020 as AOYs. I also discuss the chances with any indoor schedule in 2020, how we have a challenging winter. We also spent time discussing the scenarios with 2021 Tokyo.

Let me know your thoughts, email me at runblog[email protected].

1173570e-c2a8-4be7-8fdd-ec14820cf752.jpgTokyo Stadium, photo by Olympics.org

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Athletics Chat-Episode 25

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RunBlogRun presents

Athletics Chat

Episode 25

Hosted by Larry Eder & Stuart Weir

This is week 25 with Athletics Chat.

This is the drill: Larry is in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, and Stuart Weir is in Oxford, England. Over 40 minutes, we solve many

of the world's athletic challenges. In this week, we handled the following topics:

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Mondo Duplantis, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

1. Ten Male World Athletics AOY candidates! (We think highly of Mondo and Karston).

2. The 2021 Indoor Schedule, will It happen?

3. Covid in Europe-second phase and more lockdowns!

4. Tokyo 2021-how do they hold it, without vaccines?

5. The amazing 2020 season, staying safe.

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Today is Tuesday. Today is Election Day. Vote (if you are 18 plus and registered) today.

IMG_0928.jpgThe 2020 NB Junior Boys Mile, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Tuesday, 3 November 2020: warm-up, 15 minutes easy, tempo run, 20 minutes, at pace 30 seconds above your ave mile pace for 5k now. So, if you ran 18 minutes for 5k, you can run 20 minutes at 6:20 mile pace, this is not to exhaust you, but to build you, 4x300m cutdowns, cooldown

1270797973.jpgLaviai Nielsen, 2020 British Championships, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

Laviai Nielsen is the double British Champion at 400 meters. She is also a silver medalist in the 4x400m at World Championships (London 2017), and 2 silver medals (Glasgow 2019, Belgrade 2017) at European Indoors. Stuart Weir did this piece on Laviai Nielsen about battling the 2020 pandemic.

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Holly Bradshaw is the finest women pole vaulter in Great Britain. She is also one of the finest women pole vaulters in the world.

2018 was an amazing year. Holly began 2018 taking silver at the European Indoors pole vault (March 2018), then a 4th in the Commonwealth Games (April 2018) and then, a bronze in the European Athletics Outdoor pole vault (August 2018).

She was 4th in Doha in 2019 at the World Athletics Outdoor Championships.

1173570e-c2a8-4be7-8fdd-ec14820cf752.jpgTokyo Olympic stadium, photo by LOC

Seb Coe, in the note below, speaks eloquently on how determined the Tokyo LOC is to host the upcoming Olympics. I am dumb founded. In what parallel universe does the IOC think that they can host an event, that without a vaccine, a global event. I wish them well. I hope them success.

Monday is an easy day. The day after a long run must be kept light. It is the only way that the body will recover.

IMG_8032.jpgMolly Huddle, 2018 USA Champs, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Monday, 2 November 2020: warm-up, an easy 50 minutes, 6 x 150 m stride outs, cooldown

IMG_0740.jpgWayde van Niekerk, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

IMG_4645.jpgCaster Semenya, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Covid measures tested in Tokyo...

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tokyo2021.jpgThe Olympics were moved to 2021 some time ago. The Tokyo Olympics is still in question to many. How can an Olympics be held when there is no vaccine? How does one go about putting 10,000 athletes, and 10,000 media in close quarters, with no vaccine and then allow an audience into all events?

The LOC is testing procedures to see how the Olympics can be held in the current pandemic.

We remain cautiously optimistic.

RunBlogRun presents
Socialing The Distance with Larry Eder
Featuring Jake Wightman
Clip 6 - Does 3.28 Scare You?

1018992690.jpgJake Wightman, photo by British Athletics

Jake Wightman holds the second best 1,500m performance in British history. We interviewed Jake during the 2020 season, but post Monaco. Jake has developed into a very good 1,500m/800m runner. Our discussions were wide ranging. Jake is always a good interview.

In Clip #6, we discuss with Jake how he considers the time 3:28 at 1,500m, and does it scare him, now that he has a 3:29.47 PB?

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RunBlogRun presents
Socialing The Distance with Larry Eder
Featuring Jake Wightman
Clip 5 - Training during COVID

1163345180.jpgJake Wightman, London Anniversary Games, photo by British Athletics

Jake Wightman holds the second best 1,500m performance in British history. We interviewed Jake during the 2020 season, but post Monaco. Jake has developed into a very good 1,500m/800m runner. Our discussions were wide ranging. Jake is always a good interview.

In Clip #5, we discuss with Jake how he has developed his top end speed, which was a goal he had in 2020. Again, Jake Wightman makes it clear that there no secrets, but that the long term approach is key.

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Special thanks to Jake Wightman, on our interview, and thanks to Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts on producing #SocialingtheDistance.

Find all of our Socialing The Distance interview series here: https://bit.ly/34czL0e

Find all of our Athletics Chat episodes here: https://bit.ly/2GkVoDD

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#AthleticsChat #RunBlogRun #theshoeaddicts

RunBlogRun presents
Socialing The Distance with Larry Eder
Featuring Jake Wightman
Clip 4 - Travel to Monaco during COVID

M1500a.jpgJake Wightman, photo by British Athletics

Jake Wightman holds the second best 1,500m performance in British history. We interviewed Jake during the 2020 season, but post Monaco. Jake has developed into a very good 1,500m/800m runner. Our discussions were wide ranging. Jake is always a good interview.

In Clip #4, we discuss with Jake to describe travel to Monaco during COVID 19, and the challenges on getting to the Diamond League meeting.

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Special thanks to Jake Wightman, on our interview, and thanks to Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts on producing #SocialingtheDistance.

Find all of our Socialing The Distance interview series here: https://bit.ly/34czL0e

Find all of our Athletics Chat episodes here: https://bit.ly/2GkVoDD

Find all of our Conversations with Larry here: https://bit.ly/30io2vY

#AthleticsChat #RunBlogRun #theshoeaddicts

20200229 RUPP Galen2 kl.JPGGalen Rupp takes Atlanta 2020, photo by Kirby Lee

Galen Rupp won a half marathon last weekend in 60:22. Along the way, Galen Rupp set a 10 mile American record en route.

RunBlogRun presents
Socialing The Distance with Larry Eder
Featuring Jake Wightman
Clip 3 - Working on Top End Speed

1270678112.jpgJake Wightman, photo by British Athletics

Jake Wightman holds the second best 1,500m performance in British history. We interviewed Jake during the 2020 season, but post Monaco. Jake has developed into a very good 1,500m/800m runner. Our discussions were wide ranging. Jake is always a good interview.

In Clip #3, we discuss with Jake how he has developed his top end speed, which was a goal he had in 2020. Again, Jake Wightman makes it clear that there no secrets, but that the long term approach is key.

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Special thanks to Jake Wightman, on our interview, and thanks to Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts on producing #SocialingtheDistance.

Find all of our Socialing The Distance interview series here: https://bit.ly/34czL0e

Find all of our Athletics Chat episodes here: https://bit.ly/2GkVoDD

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EjeOlpGXkAAS9xX.jpgSara Hall takes 2nd in 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, photo by London Marathon Media

Sara Hall is right.

The 2020 London Marathon was a unique event. In the rain, and cold, Sara Hall, continued to pick up the pace, on the 19.1 lap course. Early on, Sara had seemed a bit behind, but as she began to pick up the pace, many of the early leaders came back.

I thought she could get in the top five, but Sara Hall kept the pressure on, and moved into 4th, then, 3rd.

Sara Hall's run into second was masterful. In the last few minutes of a marathon, most athletes are holding on to for dear life to finish. Sara Hall was running at speed she might have imagined, and as she passed Ruth Chepngetich, Sara moved into second with vigor, putting 4 seconds between third and second.

What can Sara Hall do?

Pretty much, whatever she puts her mind to.

Next, the

The long run is one of the key workouts of the week. Long runs can be complicated or uncomplicated. In any situation, the long runs can take a lot out of the athlete. Decide what the goals are and do not overdue it!

Konstanze Klosterhalfen.jpgKonstanze Klausterhalfen, photo by British Athletics

Sunday, 1 November 2020: Long run, 75-90 minutes

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