September 2021 Archives

060321_StumptownTwilight202169139.JPGJosh Kerr, photo by How Lao Photography

Reposted 15 September 2021

We did this piece in July 2021, just before the 2021 Olympics. At the 2021 Olympics, Josh Kerr, representing Team GB, took the bronze in the 1,500m, and was just a meter from the silver medal. His medal, in one of the toughest events on the Olympic calendar, should not be underestimated.

We are reposting this extraordinary interview for your viewing pleasure. One of the untold stories of Tokyo is how Danny Mackey prepared Josh Kerr for the Olympic 1,500m final. Watch for updates.

RunBlogRun presents

Socialing The Distance

with Larry Eder

Featuring Josh Kerr,

professional athlete

with the Brooks Beasts TC

060321_StumptownTwilight202168624.JPGJosh Kerr pushing the pace, Men's 1,500m, Stumptown Twilight, June 3, 2021, photo by How Lao Photography

We spoke with Josh Kerr, Brooks Beasts TC athlete, just a few days after running 3:31.55, his PB and the fastest time EVER run in North America (breaking 3:32.20 by Seb Coe from LA 1984!) in #SocialingtheDistance. A fun interview, Josh sees himself as elite athlete, a proud Scotsman, and an entertainer.

We think so too!

Josh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/joshk97

Josh on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joshhkerr/

Brooks Beasts TC Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeastsTC

Brooks Beasts TC Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brooksbeast...

Brooks Running Twitter: https://twitter.com/brooksrunning

Brooks Running Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brooksrunning/

#BeastsTC #RunHappy

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One of the finest throwers in Olympic history, and one of the most well-respected hammer throwers, Yuriy Sedykh has died at the age of 66.

The notes of condolence make it clear that Mr. Sedykh was admired, respected and loved by his friends, family and competitors.

The meets in Central Europe and Italy end the 2021 season. Bellinzona was an amazing meeting in Italy. I believe it is 12 times under 11 seconds in this season.

RunBlogRun presents

Athletics Chat,

Episode 67,

the Epilogue Clip

IMG_1525.jpgMariya Lasitskene explains it all, in Russian, of course, photo by Stuart Weir

In the epilogue clip, I have ten minutes to spin my own reality for the last week.

The Epilogue clip is a Larry Monologue about the topics of the Athletics Chat. This is the deal with the Athletics Chat. Larry Eder is in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin and Stuart Weir is in Oxford, England. Once a week, we discuss the challenges in the sport for the week. Special thanks, as always, to Mike Deering, production manager for #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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RunBlogRun presents

Athletics Chat,

Episode 67

IMG_1455.jpgZurich Weltklasse, 2021, photo by Stuart Weir

This is the deal with the Athletics Chat. Larry Eder is in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin and Stuart Weir is in Oxford, England. Once a week, we discuss the challenges in the sport for the week. Special thanks, as always, to Mike Deering, production manager for #SocialingtheDistance.

Topics in Episode 67:

1. Brussels Diamond League

2. Zurich Diamond League

3. More thoughts on the Fall Marathon season

4. Discussion on Francine Niyonsba and Christine Mboma,

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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Zagreb is the last Continental Tour meeting in 2021, and it had some amazing performances. We will put together a few pieces on the meeting this week.

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PHOTO: Nell Rojas winning the women's division of the 2021 USATF 10-Mile Championships at the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run in Washington, D.C. (photo by Mike Scott)
The Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run has a tremendous history in road running. The best of the best have raced along the banks of the Potamac for decades. I recall running there in 1986 as the big guns, Greg Meyer and Jon Sinclair, among others, battled on their. It was always a build up for one of the big marathons.
This year, the women's race took the news, with Nell Rojas and Jenny Simpson. Special thanks to Race Results Weekly, which we use with permission.

Wednesdays are an easy day. If you are a more advanced runner, we encourage you to consider a light 30 minute run in the AM.

Enjoy the 45 minute run and the stride outs.

062321_McKenzieRiver81341.JPGNick Willis, photo by How Lao photography

Wednesday: AM for advanced: 30-minute run.

Main workout: light run, 45 minutes easy pace, stretch, 4 x 150 m light cooldown.

All we have heard about Zagreb is superlatives! It will be on my 2022 end of season plans. Ryan Crouser threw 22.84m and Tom Walsh threw 22.39m, so a fine shot put competition! The shot put was showcased on the 13th of September, as the Zagreb Continental meeting held most of its events on 14 September.

_AG29961.JPGRyan Crouser, photo by Diamond League AG

_AG49426_1.jpgTomas Walsh, photo by Diamond League AG

This is the #Just Athletics interview for Tuesday, September 14, 2021, on @runblogrun. This should be a fun one. #JustAthletics is a group of 3 track geeks who do an exceptional podcast!

Prefontaine or Without LImits? Which movie do you like better?

pref.jpgPrefontaine Movie

w limits.jpgWithout Limits

You will have to watch!

Reekie_Pre_Finish_NBFAM_12-Sep-2021_Jane_Monti_With_Credit.jpgJemma Reekie takes the 2021 Fifth Avenue Mile, photo by Jane Monti, Race Results Weekly, used with permission.

Wightman_winning_NBFAM_12-Sep-2021_Jane_Monti_With_Credit.jpgJake Wightman takes the Fifth Avenue Mile in 2021 (as he did in 2018), photo by Jane Monti, Race Results Weekly, used with permission.

This is the Race Results Weekly column on the Fifth avenue Mile, the traditional end of the summer outdoor distance track season, special thanks to Dave Monti and Jane Monti. Used with permission.

We asked Matt Wisner to do a weekly column for @RunBlogRun. Like new columnist Sam Fariss, we suggested a few topic ideas, but the rule is, writers write about what interests them.

Matt Wisner decided to write about the Fifth Avenue Mile, which happened on Sunday, 12 September. We like Matt's column and look forward to upcoming columns.

Wom-fifth ave mile .jpgNikki Hiltz, Jemma Reekie, Shannon Osika, photo by NYRR

men fifth avenue mile .jpgOllie Hoare, Jake Wightman, Jake Heyward, photo by NYRR

IMG_4204.JPGAssistant Coach Hillary Lelei, Emmanuel Wanyonyi (green track jacket) taking tea with fellow runners at Janeth Jepkosgei's camp, photo by Justin Lagat

IMG_4207.JPGEmmanuel Wanyonyi speaking with the interviewer, photo by Justin Lagat

Justin loves to speak with athletes and does fine interviews. This is his recent interview with Emmanuel Wanyonyi. Next event is the Kip Keino Classic for Justin Lagat, coming this weekend.

Reekie takes fifth ave mile .jpgJemma Reekie ends her season with a fine victory! photo courtesy of NYRR

Wightman takes fifth ave 2x.jpgJake Wightman takes his second Fifth Avenue Mile! photo courtesy of NYRR

The Fifth Avenue is an iconic event in American running. For the past 2 decades, it has been the unofficial end of the global track & field season, as many of the players come from Diamond League and Contininental Tour events. While this is at the end of their seasons, many get primed for one more race!

The road race on the extraordinary Fifth avenue attracts runners, fast, slow, in-between. That Jake Wightman and Jemma Reekie took wins shows the global nature of the event as well!

molly seidel .jpgMolly Seidel, photo courtesy of PUMA-catchup

Molly Seidel is an American distance runner. Molly Seidel is much more than than that. In her first marathon, Ms. Seidel made the Tokyo Olympic team. In her second marathon, in 2020 London, in the rain, Molly ran 2:25.13. And in her third marathon, Molly Seidel takes an Olympic bronze medal in the beastly heat and humidty of Tokyo, which transfixed American fans for nearly two and one half hours.

Last May 28, this editor was fortunate to witness Molly Seidel run 32:02.19 for the 10,000m, a PB done just hours after a five mile tempo run at 5:20 per mile pace.

Sam Fariss is a new weekly columnist for @RunBlogRun, and this is her second weekly column.

Francine Niyonsaba has had an incredible season in 2021. She then ran 30:41.93 for the 10,000m, taking fifth in the Olympic 10,000m final.

Her move from the 800m to the 5,000m was extraordinary. On May 22, 2021, in Spain, at the Jean Pariso meeting, Francine ran 15:12.08, just over the 15:10 Olympic qualifier. On June 1, in Montreul, France, Niyonsaba ran 14:54.38, running just over 16 seconds below the Olympic standard. A fine qualifying round in Tokyo, where she finished in top 6 was nullified by a DQ on a lane violation. She then ran 30:41.93 for the 10,000m, taking fifth in the Olympic 10,000m final.

unnamed.jpgFrancine Niyonsaba takes WR at 2000m, photo by World Athletics

Since then, Francine Niyonsaba has been on fire! Her 9:00.75 for 2 miles, a seldom run distance, was a Burundian NR, as she took out a world class field, including Letesenbet Gidey in Eugene, Oregon at the Nike Pre Classic.

In Paris, Francine ran 8:19.08, a screamingly fast time for the 3000m, again, an NR and WL. In Brussels, Ms. Niyonsaba ran a fast 14:25.34 NR, and one week later, she won the 5000m in the Zurich DL in 14:28.98!

And how does she end the season? With a tough WR at 2000m in Zagreb!

Read on!

This is a key workout in this time of the year. Not a long job, so it is challenging as you get longer into the workout.

E-Yb5qwXoCgOLvr.jpgFrancine Niyonsaba takes the 5000m in Brussels, photo by Diamond League AG

Tuesday: warm-up, 5x 3 minutes, 5k race pace, 4-minute jog in between intervals, on XC course, or park, cooldown.

_AG40941.JPGTimothy Cheruiyot, Zurich Diamond League, photo by Diamond League AG

This is Dave Monti's piece on the Zurich DL 1,500m, from last Friday, 9 September 2021. We thought you might enjoy this column.

Monday is the beginning of the week. Enjoy the relaxed day.

Mizan Alem photo by Dan Vernon.jpgMizan Alem, U20 World Athletics Championships, photo by Dan Vernon

Monday: AM for advanced: 30-minute run

Main workout: light run, 45 minutes easy pace, stretch, 4 x 150 m stride-outs, light cooldown.

In his final piece from Zurich, Stuart Weir writes and opines on the exciting 110m hurdle season in 2021. Lots to consider!

Doha+1.jpgGrant Holloway winning Doha 2019, photo by World Athletics

_AG41403.JPGKeely Hodgkinson, photo by Diamond League AG

This is Stuart Weir's second article on the second day at Zurich Diamond League.

The women's pole vault in Zurich, was, one of the finest events of the year. It was one of the first times that I have seen Anzelhika Siderova smile.

Stuart Weir captured the women's pole vault in this piece.

_AG21638_1.jpgAnzelhika Siderova, photo by Diamond League AG

Justin Lagat has been busy this summer for @runblogrun. He covered each Diamond League meet's distance events, plus the Tokyo Olympic Olympics, U20 World Athletics Champs, and the Kenyan Olympic Trials. After Zurich, Justin will be covering the KIp Keino Classic next weekend.

We hope that you enjoy his columns. We sure do!

_AG40941.JPGTimothy Cheruiyot, photo by Diamond League AG

Look, let's make this clear. Neither Stuart nor I are fans of the jump off do hickey has been de rigeur in 2020-2021. So, now that that is clear, enjoy Stuart's story on the Sept 7 events in Zurich by the Lakeside, which was, in any language, spectacular!

This is Stuart Weir's 4th piece on the first day of the Zurich Diamond League Final.

_AG48476_1.jpgIvana Spanovic, photo by Diamond League AG

IMG_1528.JPGJazmin Sawyer, photo by Stuart Weir

This piece is on distance races on the spectacular day one of the Zurich Diamond League. This is the piece by David Monti of Race Results Weekly, a service we subscribe to and believe in. The Monti's have done a great service for the sport for nearly two decades.

_AG47408.JPGA jubliant Francine Niyonsaba after her 5000m win, photo by Diamond League AG

IMG_1502.jpgWomen's 5000m, photo 1, by Stuart Weir

IMG_1504.jpgWomen's 5000m, photo 2, by Stuart Weir

IMG_1506.jpgWomen's 5000m, photo 3, by Stuart Weir

This was Stuart Weir's 3rd story on Zurich. Again, my apologies, I had a couple of crazy days, one business and one birthday. Thanks Stuart on this piece, and great job!

_AG20163 (1).JPGFrancine Niyonsaba takes the 5000m at Zurich DL, by Diamond League AG

This is Justin Lagat's piece on day one of the Zurich DL. I am a couple days behind as I took a day off for my birthday.

Movement. That is what it is about. If I get out 70 minutes or more, my brain calms down, I put my day in perspective and most things really don't bother me. That is the secret of the long run.

_AG20163.JPGFrancine Nyonsaba wins Zurich DL 5000m, photo by Diamond League AG

Sunday: Long run, 75-90 minutes, at a conversational pace

Workout or race. If you race, get in a 30 minute run plus 4x150m stride outs afterwards. In race one of season, just get through it, get used to racing again. The first few can be challenging.

Gesa Felicitas Krause.jpgGesa Felicitas Krause, photo by European Athletics

Saturday: warm-up, 5 x 1000m, 5k pace, 3 minute break between 1000ms, 30 minute run, moderate pace,

4x150m strideouts, then, cooldown.

lasitskene.jpgMariya Lasitskene took the DL in a spectacular competition! photo by Diamond League AG

The women's high jump, in day 1 of Zurich DL (by the Lakeside) was awesome! Three tremendous jumpers battled it out at 2.01m, 2.03m, and 2.05m! Stuart Weir captures the excitement and the strategy!

What a way to end the season.

Keep Friday easy! The season is beginning. Put your efforts into racing. Try something new each race in the first 4 or 5, and see how you respond. Always ask coach about tactics. And, listen to your coach!

_AG40713_1.jpgFaith Kipyegon won golds at 1,500m in 2016, 2017, 2018, then silver in 2019 (had a baby) and then, gold in 2021! She is tough! photo by Diamond League AG

Friday: Advanced athletes, take light AM 30 minute run.

Main workout: light run, 45 minutes easy pace, stretch, 4 x 150 m stride-outs, light cooldown.

Mixing it up in a cross country workout makes sense. Hills and sprints. It is tough, but it is just the kind of work you need to succeed at cross country this season.

_AG20486.JPGBerihu Aregawi wins the Zurich 5000m with a sub 13:00 time! (12:58.65), photo by Diamond League AG

Thursday: warm-up, Hill repeats, 300 meter long hills, jog back to start, repeat 6 times , then, 30 minute run, moderate pace, go to track, 6 x 200m, 20 minute cooldown

_AG48036.JPGRyan Crouser and Maggie Ewen, shot put champions, Wanda Diamond League, photo by Diamond League AG

_AG48681_1.jpgMariya Lasitskene clears 2.05m EL and takes the big win! photo by Diamond League AG

Stuart Weir, our senior European editor, is in Zurich, covering the finals of the 2021 Diamond League. This is his first story.

Wednesday is an easy day. Enjoy it.

IMG_1503.jpgWomen's 5,000m, Zurich DL finals, photo by Stuart Weir

Wednesday: AM for advanced: 30-minute run.

Main workout: light run, 45 minutes easy pace, stretch, 4 x 150 m light cooldown.

The city of Zurich will host a two-day meeting on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, September 8 and 9, 2021.

The folks at EME News put this together for us as a preview. We thank them.

IMG_1455.jpgThe Weltklasse stadium, photo by Stuart Weir

The Allianz Van Damme Memorial is another one of iconic meetings in the Diamond League. I have been to the meeting a few times. I always enjoyed the local fans, and their love of their national athletes. One year, they gave the score of World Cup games, and then, the fans got into their athletic meeting.

This year, though, the King and Queen showed up, so the fans were happy campers, and 20,000 of them showed up.

Some exciting performances, and guess what (I know, you get the text)? Here is my list of cool things that happened in King Badouin Stadium.

E-Yb5qwXoCgOLvr.jpgFrancine Nyonsaba takes the 3000m, photo by Diamond League AG

MDP2021-Duplantis-Thompson-1200x1200.jpgOne of the Meeting de Paris posters...

The meeting de Paris is one of the iconic meetings of the Diamond League series. I have to admit that I enjoy the presser in Paris, in both French and English, and the athletes are quite talkative. The meet was exceptional. Here's my deep thoughts on the quality of the Paris meeting!

The post-Olympic Diamond League meets kept the fire going from Tokyo! Lausanne was just a few days post-Eugene and the events kept us excited, one meeting after another.

The Athletissima meeting is held in the Stadium de La Pontaise, in Lausanne, Switzerland. A favorite meeting of mine, as the crowd enjoys all events and the three-ring circus atmosphere in the stadium is truly highlighted.

With the benefit of a week, let me provide for you seven reasons why I thought Athletissima was so much fun in 2021!

IMG_1365.jpgAthletissima, Lausanne, Switzerland, I miss you! photo by Stuart Weir

The Nike Pre Classic has been a Memorial Day weekend event for years. This year, the meet was held in Eugene, Oregon for the first time in three years. It was held in the new Hayward Field, and, it was also the first Diamond League meet after the Tokyo Olympics.

While some expected poor performances due to the travel from Tokyo, we had amazing events, one after another, at the 2021 Nike Pre Classic.

Here are my 12 reasons why the Nike Pre Classic in 2021 stands out!

APN_4259_1.jpgAthing Mu sets new AR, 1:55.07, winning 800m at Pre Classic, photo by Diamond League AG

This is Tuesday. It is a hard day. We break up the 5k cross country race into five sections, of 3 minutes each and ask you to run at a 5k race pace five times. This will challenge you.

5000-women-final-OlyTrials21w.jpgThe women's 5000m, 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials, photo by Kevin Morris

Tuesday: warm-up, 5x 3 minutes, 5k race pace, 4-minute jog in between intervals, on XC course, or park, cooldown.

Saunders_Raven-OlyTrials21w.jpgRaven Saunders, 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials, photo by Kevin Morris

Raven Saunders is the Tokyo Olympic silver medalist in the shot put. Raven powered a 19.79m throw, just a smidge off her PB. Her silver in 2021 was a big improvement off her silver in Rio 2016.

In this first of Sam Fariss's weekly columns for RunBlogRun, Sam choose to write about Raven Saunders, and not only how she is providing an inspiration for young women shot putters, but also the LBGT community and those who have questions about mental health.

Raven has been wonderfully outspoken on mental health and was quite honest about her grief and challenges with the recent death of her mother.

We thank Raven for her honesty, and welcome Sam Fariss to @runblogrun.

The Vienna City Marathon is the beginning of the 2021 super Fall marathon season. Vienna has a grand tradition in the European running scene and the course, the attention to the care of athletes is second to none. This is an update, from our friends at Race News Service. Joerg Wenig and Andy Edwards, who provide their partners with updates with some of the finest races in Central Europe and the United Kingdom.

Start_VCM_Leo Hagen_20190407_08-58_5LH1650.jpgThe start of the 2019 Vienna City Marathon, photo by Leo Hagen

The Kamila Skolimowska Memorial is an iconic meet in Poland. Skolimowska was the first woman to win the Olympic hammer gold medal in Sydney 2000 Olympics. Kamila died of an pulmonary embolism while on a training camp in 2009. The next year, the Polish Federation established the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial. It has a fine stadium in Chorzow and is on my list of meetings that I want to go in the future.

This year, Andre De Grasse delighted the crowd of 30,000 with his win in 20.21. Pawel Fajdek won the hammer throw from Wojciech Nowicki, 79.60m to 77.45m. On the womens' side, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce had the mark of the meet, with her fine 10.81, her 11th sub 11.00 this season! The Polish wome went 1,2 in the 400m with Natalia Kaczmarek (50.70) and Anna Kielbasinska, (51.19) and another Polish win in the women's javelin, with Anna Andrecyzk, 61.77m.

You are fit. Now you have to get ready to race.

Fifteen weeks for many of you of summer training. You need a few (3-5) races to get into peak racing shape. We will be shaking up the workouts over the next few weeks. Know that racing begins this week, but we keep 3 hard days. A race day is a hard day. Get in a 45 minute run afterwards, or, do 10 times 150m stride out and a 20 minute run, but get something in.

a-history-of-adidas-adi-dasslers-first-track-and-field-shoes-designboom15.jpgEmil Zatopek, who won the 5000m, 10,000m and marathon in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, and track spikes that year, photo by adidas Communications

Monday: AM for advanced: 30 minute run

Main workout: light run, 45 minutes easy pace, stretch, 4 x 150 m stride-outs, light cooldown.

This is the event by event review on the Van Damme Memorial by EME News.

E-NoxSLXsAA9Hwj.jpgDaniel Stahl wins the discus, photo by Diamond League AG

My first cross country race was on September 11, 1972. I had an off day from school, so Dad took me fishing at Rock Lake for my birthday. I was 14 that day. We went fishing in the morning, and then, I headed over to DeSmet Jesuit High, in Creve Coeur, Mo, for my first race.

1939 Marathon.jpgA running shoe from 1939, made by Adi Dassler, photo by adidas Communications

The distance was 2 miles, and I finished dead last, in a time of 18:09. My little brother Brian told me that I had finished so far back, he thought I was leading the next race! It was a painful experience. It would not be until eight years later, in my senior year at Santa Clara University, that I experienced winning a race. I have to say, finishing last for all of my freshman and sophomore years in cross country taught me humility. I was always happy on improving and as I got fitter, I understood that running was, like life, about challenging oneself.

Enjoy the upcoming cross country season, enjoy the daily runs with your friends, but most of all, enjoy the pure act of living.

Sunday: Long run, 75-90 minutes, at a conversational pace

This Saturday workout is tough, no doubt about it. But, it is a good one to prepare for the cross country season that is upon us.

DSC_2096.jpgWomen's steeplechase, USATF Champs, 2015, photo by Brian K. Eder /RunBlogRun

Saturday: warm-up, 3 x 1 mile, 800m jog, miles at 5k pace, 4x150m stride outs, cooldown

This is the complete results of the 2021 Allianz Memorial Van Damme. A great meet!

E-YTSWAXsAUK5h6.jpgFred Kerley takes the 100m in Brussels, photo by Diamond League AG

This is Justin Lagat's piece on the Van Damme Memorial, and the exciting middle and long distances in Brussels.

E-Yb5qwXoCgOLvr.jpgFrancine Niyonsaba won the 5000m in Brussels, photo by Diamond League AG

In the third article by Stuart Weir on the Van Damme Memorial, Stuart writes about the ten noteworthy aspects of the Brussels meeting. We like Stuart's deep thoughts.

Come to think of it, we always like Stuart Weir's deep thoughts.

E-L9YZCWUAA-O4i.jpgValerie Allman took second in the discus! photo by Diamond League AG

E-Yb5qwXoCgOLvr.jpgFrancine Nyonsaba pushes the pace in a killer 5000m, photo by Diamond League AG

E-YTSWAXsAUK5h6.jpgFred Kerley takes the win in the 100m, photo by Diamond League AG

DSC_3914_1.jpgDina Asher-Smith, photo by Diamond League AG

This is the second piece of 3 by Stuart Weir, and he focused on the Brits who competed in Brussels.

E95QOsUX0Ao7--q.jpgMondo Duplantis, photo by Diamond League AG

SREE2894.JPGYaime Perez, photo by Diamond League AG

The Allianz Ivo Van Damme Memorial was a huge success. Stuart Weir wrote 3 pieces on the meet for us today, this is the first of the 3.

It was during the summer after my sophomore year that I learned the power of summer training. I had finished last in the 2 miles in the WCAL League as a sophomore. I asked my coach what I could do to get better, he said two words, "Run more." I was a bit over-enthusiastic, running up to 14-18 miles a day for 8 weeks, then, 8-10 miles a day for the rest of the summer. In the first race of my junior year, I actually finished with people behind me. By end of that season, I was 10th on JV in League. That next spring, I began to score points in the mile, 880, and 2 miles on Varsity. A small team yes, but after having placed dead last for 2 years, it was a revelation. Summer mileage changed my life.

onitsuka tiger cortez.jpgThis is the model of Shoe I ran 1,000 miles in Summer of 1974, Onitsuka Tiger Cortez, cost $34.

Friday: Advanced athletes, take light AM 30 minute run.

light run, 45 minutes easy pace, stretch, 4 x 150 m stride-outs, light cooldown.

The Allianz Van Damme Memorial is the 11th Diamond League meeting of 2021. It is an amazing meet, in an amazing venue, with a vociferous crowd.

Thanks to EME News for making this event by event preview.

Mondo.jpgMondo Duplantis, photo by Diamond League AG

Scott Christensen is one of the finest coaches in North America. A fine writer and clinician, Scott has helped fellow coaches become better coaches. Scott wrote for our first publication, American Athletics in the early 1990s and he has written for many fine publications and speaks at many fine coaches clinics across the US.

Scott Christensen .jpgScott Christensen, photo courtesy of Virtual National All Sports Coaches Clinic

I hope you enjoy this podcast from #JustAthletics, who interviewed this fine coach. Scott appreciates that coaching is both, art and science.

RunBlogRun presents

Athletics Chat,

Episode 66,

Epilogue Clip

_SWT9887.JPGLausanne Diamond League, photo by Diamond League AG

The Epilogue clip is a Larry Monologue about the topics of the Athletics Chat. This is the deal with the Athletics Chat. Larry Eder is in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin and Stuart Weir is in Oxford, England. Once a week, we discuss the challenges in the sport for the week. Special thanks, as always, to Mike Deering, production manager for #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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RunBlogRun presents

Athletics Chat,

Episode 66

This is the Athletics Chat. Larry Eder is in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin and Stuart Weir is in Oxford, England. Once a week, we discuss the challenges in the sport for the week. Special thanks, as always, to Mike Deering, production manager for #SocialingtheDistance.

1975_MARfin_Rodgers,Bill-thumb.jpgBill Rodgers winning his first BAA Boston Marathon, April 1975, photo courtesy of BAA

Topics:

1. Lausanne DL

2. Paris DL

3. Van Damme Memorial

4. Fall marathon season is coming

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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This is a day with some juggling. Some good hill efforts, a 20-minute run, and then, 6x300m repeats at 800m pace. Always finish fast, you will need it in the cross country season.

Fun fact: Bill Rodgers placed 3rd in World Cross Country in March 1975. Less than a month later, he set a new AR at Boston Marathon in 2:09.55 in his first of four wins in Beantown!

image1-3.jpegBill Rodgers sets AR 2:09.55 in BAA Boston, April 1975, stopping for water and tying shoes, photo courtesy of BAA

Thursday: warm-up, Hill repeats, 6 x 200m up the hill, jog easy down, 20 minutes good pace, 6 x 300m, at 800m pace, 100m jog between, slow cooldown.

51407686631_c38c66aca8_k.jpgTom Young takes the T34 100m, photo by Imagecomms

51405914325_0a120c8d7e_k.jpgMaria Lyle, photo by Imagecomms

51405914355_1b4729892d_k.jpgMaria Lyle, photo by Imagecomms

In this second piece on the Tokyo Paralympics, Stuart Weir focuses on Maria Lyle.

51410381420_bd21b2a338_k.jpgHannah Cockroft, photo by imagecomms

Stuart Weir wrote this piece on the new WR holder, Hannah Cockroft, now in her second Olympics.

Fabienne-Schlumpf1_Credit_Bettina Westermann.jpgFabienne-Schlumpf, Photo by Bettina Westermann

This is an update from Race Results Services on the Vienna City Marathon, which will be held on 13 September, opening the fall 2021 major marathon season.

An easy day on the schedule. Wednesday is an easy day. For advanced, add the Morning run.

062321_McKenzieRiver81329.JPGAndy Bartlesmeyer takes 1,500m, photo by How Lao Photography

Wednesday: AM for advanced: 30-minute run.

light run, 45 minutes easy pace, stretch, 4 x 150 m light cooldown.

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