February 2022 Archives

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The British Indoor 400m Trials, photo 1 by British Athletics Collection/Getty Images

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The British Indoor 400m Trials, photo 2 by British Athletics Collection/Getty Images

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The British Indoor 400m Trials, photo 3 by British Athletics Collection/Getty Images

This piece is on the fantastic 400m at the British Indoor Championships. This is the third piece that Stuart Weir did on the second day of the Championships.

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Lorraine Ugen, photo by British Athletics Collection/Getty Images

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Lorraine Ugen, photo by British Athletics Collection/ Getty Images

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Jazmin Sawyer, Lorraine Ugen, Jahisha Thomas, photo by British Athletics Collection/ Getty Images

This is Stuart Weir's feature on the women's long jump from the 2022 British Indoor Champs, which was held this weekend.


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Preparing the pit, photo by British Athletics Collection/Getty Images

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The British Indoor Champs, photo by British Athletics Collection/Getty Images

This is the summary of day 2 of the British Championships, by Stuart Weir.

I just arrived in San Jose from Spokane, Washington. I was in Spokane for the USATF Indoors. One of the many events that impressed me was the women's 1,500 meters. It was a truly inspiring race.

In the race, we had Elle Purrier, the US Olympic Trials winner, and the AR record holder at the indoor mile (4:16.08). Also in the race were teammates Cory McGee and Heather McLean, all team New Balance athletes, all Olympic team members. In fact, they went 1,2,3 in the Olympic Trials (Elle, Cory, Heather).

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An oh so close finish, Heather MacLain, Josette Norris, Elle Purrier, 2022 USATF Indoors, photo by Kevin Morris / @kevmofoto

In this race, the top two athletes would qualify for the World Indoors in Belgrade, Serbia (March 11-14). Elle took the pace out well, a 4:15 pace, and kept increasing the pace. Josette Norris, a Reebok Boston athlete, who had come off a superb late summer season and just finished second to Elle in the Millrose Mile, running a 4:20.85 mile, was on Elle's shoulder. Josette kept pushing Elle, and Elle kept increasing the pace.

Lurking in the fifth, sixth, then fourth, was Heather MacLean. On the final straight, Heather MacLean, who had been so patient, moved to lane three, and as Josette Norris battled Elle Purrier, Heather moved to the outside and sprinted perfectly, out leaning Josette Norris, who finished second and Elle Purrier, who finished 3rd.

Keeping one's cool, no matter what the level of the race, keep's you in the race, longer and longer. Remember that this spring, when you race!

Your workout for today: February 28, 2022, Monday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes moderate running, 6 x 100m stride outs, cooldown

The long-run is a staple for Sundays. It helps you build your endurance, strength and mental toughness. I suggest a variety of places to run during the week, as well as on the weekend. This is for mental variety as well as physical variety.

And of course, run with friends if you so desire, but if you need quiet time for contemplation, do so.

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Elle Purrier takes the NBIG 2 mile, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe addicts

Your workout for today: February 27, 2022, Sunday: 65-70 minutes moderate pace, on trails

This is the compilation for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25-26 by EME News on the indoor championships around the globe.

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Adelle Tracy, after her win at the British 1,500m, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

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Adelle Tracy takes the British 1,500m, photo by Getty Images for British Athletics

The British Trials women's 1,500m was an exciting race. Stuart Weir choose to write about this piece for his second article on the British Trials.

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British Indoor Championships, photo by Getty Images for British Athletics

The British Championships were held the same weekend as the US Championships. While your editor was covering the US Champs in Spokane, WA, Stuart Weir, our European editor was covering the British Championships live from Birmingham, UK. This is 1/2 pieces for Saturday, February 26, 2022.

Running all-comers meets are fun.

Each winter break, and each summer break, I would race all-comers meets.

Sometimes, I would find distances that I had never done. I ran my first 1,500m, and 10,000m like that. The 10,000m was a bit more than I expected. For awhile, I never thought that it would end! But it did, and I had the first run over 25 laps.

During the summer and winter, I would do the 2 miles each week, and at the end of the season, I would run a 5,000m. The 2 miles help build up my speed, and then the 5000m took it all out of me, 12.5 laps outdoors and it was tough.

Look at the all-comers that meet around you. They are a good addition to your schedule.

Your workout today: February 26, 2022, Saturday: warm-up, Racing on the relay, 4x400m, plus a 1000m, or an 800m, cool down

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Millie Palidino ran a fine 15:02 at the Boston University Valentines Open, photo by Mike Scott, copyright 2022

Grant Holloway is always a fun interview. Today, he entertained the assembled remote media with his answers and his teasing of Cole Hocker. The Olympic silver medalist has a great sense of humor and an appreciation of what he is trying to do.

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Grant Holloway takes the 60m hurdles, in 7.41, 2022 Muller Indoor GP, February 19, 2022, photo by Getty Images for British Athletics

Quanera Hayes ready to roll....

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Quanera Hayes is a 400m specialist, who has won gold medals on US 4x400m relay teams in 2016 World Indoors, 2017 World Outdoors and 2018 World Indoors. In 2021, Quanera surprised many with her win at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 400m.

Quarera Hayes places 7th in the Toky Olympic 400m final.

This weekend, she is competing at the 400 meters.

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Quanera Hayes takes the Womens' 400m at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials, photo by Kevin Morris / @kevmofoto

RunBlogRun presents

Socialing The Distance

Featuring Katie Follett,

Brooks sponsored athlete

Katie Follett is an original, founding member of the Brooks Beasts. She has now moved back to Colorado, and is training while juggling a newborn son, Joshua with her husband. Katie was one of few athletes who qualified in 2016 in the 800m, 1,500m and 5000m. In 2018, Katie made the World Indoor team at 3,000 meters, finishing in the top ten in Birmingham.

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Katie Follett, photo from Katie Follett's instagram

Way back in 2013, Katie Follett won the 3000m in the Stockholm DL, one of the first Americans to ever do that. Katie is a fearless competitor, and her optimism shines through this entire interview. I have missed her countenance, and am happy to catch up with her. Oh, one more thing, don't miss Cait Chock's superb piece on Katie, right here: https://www.runblogrun.com/2022/01/katie-follett-and-a-new-kind-of-redemption.html

One more thing. I asked Katie what event she really wanted to run again, and she said, the 1,500 meters, of course!

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Katie Nageotte is the 2021 Olympic champion at the Tokyo Olympics. She battled back from a two-miss deficit, and took the win in a decisive fashion from Anzehliha Sidorova, her top competitor. Katie won US title in 2021 outdoors and indoor titles in 2018 and 2019.

Now she has to challenge herself, after reaching her dream to find new motivations.

A fascinating conundrum.

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Katie Nageotte, Muller Indoor GP, photo by British Athletics

Cole Hocker is doubling in Spokane...

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Cole Hocker attended the USATf Presser today at the Centennial Hotel in Spokane, Washington. He had 3 questions directed at him by this writer and one by Grant Holloway. We will provide coverage of all three.

One thing is for certain, his attempt to win the double will be easier as his teammate, and training partner, Cooper Teare, pulled out due to COVID. This was first reported by Letsrun.com.

And now, some words on Cole Hocker.

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Jeff Benjamin with Cole Hocker, photo courtesy of Jeff Benjamin (Millrose 2022)

The 2022 USATF Indoor Championships presser was held today, February 25, 2022, at 11.30 AM. I must admit disappointment that it was held remotely, as I had flown in the night before to catch up with some of the stars, but USATF has a job to do and they did it well.

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Cole Hocker, Quanera Hayes, Grant Holloway, Katie Nageotte, photo courtesy of USATF Facebook site (probably Errol Anderson)

Cole Hocker is doubling but does not seem to want to run at the World Indoor Championships. "Anytime you can run a 3:50 mile, you know you are in shape...I like racing indoors, as I have done it since high school. But, the 3000 meters is as long as I would run indoors."

Quanera Hayes noted, " I took six weeks off after the Olympics...and to a question about tactics in the 400m indoors, Quanara noted, " In the 400m indoors, you have two laps and you have to get out hard on that first lap. It is a tough race."

The always quotable Grant Holloway said, " I have a bye. I am here to get in a few rounds and prepare for the World Indoor Championships...I am okay with the World record talk by the media, but in the end, I have to be ready in Belgrade and Eugene...I am sure that I can speak for everyone when I say that competing in Eugene will be exciting, and we all need to be ready to race there."

Katie Nageotte, told the media: " I am not sure if I have recovered from winning the gold medal in Tokyo...the challenge is to find something new to motivate me."

It was a good presser, a short presser, but the lack of involvement by the media surprised me.


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Joan Chelimo, 2018 RAK Half Marathon, photo by Brian Eder for RunBlogRun

You have to hand it to Justin Lagat. Justin lives in Iten, and he is the middle of Kenyan running. On a run, Justin will see some of the finest runners in the world. In this interview with Joan Chelimo, we find out about a change in citizenship and her next marathon being in Seoul on April 17, 2022!

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Millie Paladino gets her World Champs qualifying mark! photo by Michael Scott, copyright 2022

I will let you in on a secret. RunBlogRun is one of your favorite sites for many reasons. One of the biggest is because we take chances, as we have since 2007, with new or emerging writers. Caitlin Chock is a fine example. Caitlin has written for us for nearly a decade. Her thoughtfulness and her attention to detail are due to her life experiences as an elite athlete. Caitlin gets it, and because of that, she communicates her appreciation of the athlete and their development with you, our readers.

This is a powerful piece. Millie is competing at the US Champs in Spokane this weekend. We will be there.

I love indoor track.

My first visit to an indoor meet was in the winter of 1974. Some of my teammates at De Smet Jesuit were running the mile, 2 miles and 4x880m. It was in East St. Louis at an armory, I believe. The track, if one would call it was designated by street cones. There was no curb. And then, I saw the most magnificent performance that I had ever seen!

In the 4x400m, each runner ran 3 laps for their leg. The floor was an old wooden basketball floor, waxed to perfection. The 4x400m relay team from East Saint Louis was stunning. They were all wearing black Chuck Taylor high tops, sliding around the turns as if they were speed skating! The focus in their faces and the screaming from the fans was deafening! These young men blew the field away. One of the guys had the coolest Afro that I had ever seen. Before his leg, he put his pick in his hair, with true defiance, then, he took off! I swear this guy's hair pick did not move for 440 yards. I remember going up to him and saying how cool his team ran. He smiled at me, and I smiled back. I was so amazed that four guys could run so fast, sliding around each turn and exchanging batons easily, and with precision.

Watching that relay team was like watching a true work of art! These guys knew exactly what they were doing. It was stunning.

Oh, and my teammate won the mile and guys took third in the 4x880. Brother Jim, our coach, was very happy.

I remember that event 48 years later like it was yesterday. Tremendous running and my brain stuck on this young relay runner, going fast and furious, and his pick did not move during a 50 second quarter!

Today's workout for you: Friday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes moderate running, 6 x100m stride outs, cooldown

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February 19, 2022, Muller Indoor GP, Noah Lyles just edges Ronnie Baker, both timed in 6.55, Lyles set a PB, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

This is day 4, week seven.

Today is the tough Thursday fartlek day.

Stay focused, and work those sixteen one-minute charges. You can do it!

Your workout for today: Thursday: warm-up, 55-minute fartlek, 10 minutes running, then 16 x 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy, 13 minutes running, then cooldown

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Elliott Giles, winning the Copernicus Cup, photo by British Athletics

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Michael Rodgers, Andrew Robertson, Noah Lyles, photo Getty Images for British Athletics

The men's 60m at the Muller Indoor GP was totally hot! In the end, Ronnie Baker was leading, and Noah Lyles, fresh off a 6.56 PB win, took the win here, at the very end of the track, in a 6.55 PB. Both men were timed in 6.55. Stuart Weir writes about it below!

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Elliot Giles, Adam Kszczot, 800m at Copernicus Cup / Torun, TV screenshot photo by Stuart Weir

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Elliot Giles leading the 800m in Torun, TV screenshot photo by Stuart Weir

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Elliott Giles wins the 800m, TV screenshot photo by Stuart Weir

The Copernicus Cup was held on Feb. 22, 2022, in Torun, Poland. 2/22/22 is a palindrome. The Copernicus Cup had a limited audience this year, and some amazing performances as well.

Justin Lagat watched it on streaming from Kenya, and wrote this piece about the middle distance races that were so amazing in Poland!

A historic change at the Boston Athletic Association, with Tom Grilk moving from the President & CEO to a senior advisor. What follows is the official statement. Note the term, "BAA Announces Planned Leadership Changes" .

It is important for the BAA to show consistent leadership in this time of change. The BAA also announcing Jack Fleming as acting CEO, was very important. The BAA is a historic organization managing a historic marathon and series of other events.

We applaud how the BAA has announced the changes,

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Tom Grilk, BAA President & CEO, photo by Boston Athletic Association

Good things must end.

Tom Grilk has been a friendly voice and thoughtful and gentle force in our sport for three-plus decades. I first met Tom as the announcer each year of the Boston Marathon presser, and he was so amazing at pronouncing challenging names, and was especially good with the Japanese runners, understanding the language and most of all, the culture.

Over the years, I had time to observe and appreciate Tom Grilk in his various roles at the BAA, and with the sport. Tom Grilk managed the BAA during the 2013 Boston Marathon, among others, and showed his true concern, thoughtfulness, and recognition of the brand he represented. The BAA manages the most iconic marathon in the world, the Boston Marathon, the one that all marathoners want to visit.

Tom Grilk is not going away. He will be a senior advisor for the BAA after the end of April 2022, but it will be different.

A special thanks to Tom Grilk for his love of the sport and his true leadership with one of the most important brands in the sport of running.

I also congratulate the BAA in naming Jack Fleming as the acting CEO of the Boston Athletic Association. It is important to show the BAA is on good footing.

What follows is a note from Tom to his mailing list and the link to the announcement.

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Tom Grilk, President & CEO of Boston Athletic Association, photo from TEDxBeaconStreet, December 2014, photo courtesy of Raceraces.com

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The full stands at the Reggie, 2017 NB Indoor Grand Prix, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

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Elle Purrier St. Pierre taking the 2 Mile, giving her sponsor, NB, just what they want in a sponsored meeting, a home win! photo by Mike Deering /The Shoe Addicts

Last night, I was watching some World Indoor Tour meetings via YouTube, and I was reminiscing about the New Balance Indoor GP. I have not been in two years and quite frankly, I miss it. For two-plus decades, it was the opening event of the Indoor season for me.

So, I wrote this piece on some of the finest moments I have had observing this labor of love, managed by Mark Wetmore and the team at Global Athletics & Marketing. I must say, I have seen them manage meets on the left coast, the east coast, and at the Reggie. Global Athletics just wants to put on a great meeting, and they have, for 27 years, been managing a wonderful New Balance Boston Indoor GP!

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Keely Hodgkinson, setting British NR for 800m, fastest anywhere in 20 years! photo by Getty Images for British Athletics

Keely Hodgkinson ran a new British Indoor, all-comers record and best time at 800m indoors in the world in 20 years! And this was her first performance of the year. In this article, Stuart Weir gives us the behind the scenes info that makes this race so spectacular!

This is day 3 of Week seven. It is a recovery day.

Last week, Jakob Ingebrigtsen, the 2021 Olympic champion at 1,500 meters set his first World record as an adult runner. Jakob did a lot of cross country skiing as a child in Norway. He does lots of work with a good pace and short rests. But he also has recovery days. All great athletes and all athletes who want to get the best out of themselves know that they need recovery days. Today is a recovery day. Use it wisely.

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Jakob Ingebrigtsen, trying to breathe after a 5000m European record, photo by Diamond League AG

Your workout for today: Wednesday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes, moderate running, 6 x 100m stride outs, cooldown

This is Week 7, day two.

Today's workout is speed play, called Fartlek in Swedish.

The beauty of fartlek is that it can be done anywhere. Many fartlek enthusiasts dream of running fartlek on wood-chipped trails, found in parks, or through hilly, trails in parks. The beauty is, one can do it in a parking lot, or around a soccer pitch if that is the option that one has.

The beauty of fartlek is also about the intensity. As one gets fitter this workout gets tougher and tougher. And a coach can work with several groups of athletes with this workout and keep all working at the correct intensity.

Running on trails also promotes foot health, as the varied footing requires your foot muscles and ligaments to work naturally. Healthy feet equals healthy running.

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Isabelle Boffey upsets a tough field over 1,000 meters, 2022 Muller Indoor Grand Prix, photo by Getty Images/ British Athletics

Your workout today: February 22, 2022, Tuesday: Warm-up, 55 minutes running on trails, 15 minutes easy running, then, 8 times 2 minutes hard, 3 minutes easy, with 15 minutes easy running, and cooldown, (hard running at 1500m pace)

Mo Farah to run in May...

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Mo Farah takes the 10,000m, London 2017, photo by World Athletics

The word is getting out that Mo Farah will do his first race since last July 2021. Stuart Weir wrote about it.

Athletics Chat, Episode 86 (Epilogue)

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RunBlogRun presents
Athletics Chat
Episode 86 (Epilogue)

This Epilogue is five minutes of my deep thoughts about the week in athletics. I spoke on both the retirements of Adam Kszcot and Tiffany Porter. I also discussed the Meeting in Lieven and the meeting in Birmingham.

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Trayvon Bromell, 2021 New Balance Indoor GP, photo by Kathy Camara via Peacock TV


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Athletics Chat, Episode 86

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RunBlogRun presents
Athletics Chat
Episode 86

In Wisconsin, we have Larry Eder sitting in Fort Atkinson, speaking about cheese. Stuart Weir sitting in Oxford, England, talking about walking football. We have saved the sport once again, dealing with the global problems of athletics.

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Trayvon Bromell, photo by Jeff Benjamin

Here are the topics for Episode 86:

  1. Tiffany Porter retires.
  2. Justin Gatlin retires.
  3. Adam Kszczot retires.
  4. preview of meeting de Lieven
  5. preview of Birmingham
  6. The World Champs are coming.


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This is our first update on February 2022. Carles Baronet compiles and edits these amazing updates (40 pages) on the top performances from around the world. Special thanks to our friend from Catalonia, Carles Baronet.

The indoor season is hot and heavy in the US and Europe. Cross country is building in Europe, and the World Indoor Championships is coming up in March 2022. Enjoy this report and watch for the next one from Carles Baronet soon.

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Mondo Duplantis, Piotr Lisek, Sam Kendricks, photo by Diamond League AG

This is a very provocative piece. Matt Wisner was the pacemaker in the mile that Cooper Teare and Cole Hocker ran in Chicago, attempting to get the American record on February 12, 2022. The race was hyped and five thousand geeks watched low-quality streaming of two of our finest American distance runners, go head to head and come oh so close to the American record. Matt had the bird's eye view, taking them to a place where they would have to duke it out for the last six hundred meters.

I interviewed Matt Wisner last weekend. I liked him. He wants to be a writer, and as he focuses now, on seeing just how good of a runner he can be. We, the lucky ones, will, I hope get to enjoy his insights into racing, running, and living.

I really liked some of his comments about dealing with social media.

Nicely done, Matt.

I do want to interview Cooper Teare and Cole Hocker, they seem like guys who get it. Watch for our upcoming interview of Matt Wisner,

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Cole Hocker, Cooper Teare, 2021 USATF Oregon Relays, photo by @kevmofoto/Kevin Morris

We are beginning week seven. You are starting to feel like you are getting into shape. We will be increasing the repetitions for a couple more weeks, and then, we will begin to fine-tune your training.

Make sure that you warm up well, take the time, stretch out the big muscle groups, listen to your body, know when you are pushing it, know that you are trying to manage racing stress, cool down gently.

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Racing at Boston University, February 12, 2022, photo by Joe Hale /JKH Photo

Your workout for today: Monday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes moderate running, 6 x 100m stride outs, cooldown

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Khaddi Sangia, 2022 Muller Indoor GP, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

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Akela Jones, 2022 Muller Indoor GP, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

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Ivana (Spanovic) Vuleta, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics



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Anzelhika Siderova, photo courtesy of SputnikNews

The first time that I was able to really observe Anzhelhika Siderova was in Madrid in 2019. It was part of the 2019 Winter Indoor tour. Anzhelika conversed with her coach, as she moved up in heights in Madrid.

I had found a seat among the coaches, managers, and trainers who were sitting by the starting line of the 200m track which was hosting the Meeting de Madrid.

Sidorova had a great battle at the Meeting de Lieven. Anzelhika Siderova is moving towards some big heights.

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Malaika Mihambo celebrates her 6.96m World leader at ISTAF, photo courtesy of ISTAF INDOOR

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Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Meeting de Lieven, photo courtesy of Meeting de Lieven

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Marcell Jacobs, Meeting de Lieven, photo by Meeting de Lieven

This is a new piece from Deji Ogeyingbo, Deji's Doodles. Deji will comment on happenings in athletics during the prior week.

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Isabelle Boffey takes the 1,000m, in her longest race ever, photo by Getty Images/ British Athletics

The one thousand meters is five laps on a standard 200m indoor track. It is a tough distance if your specialty is 400m, 600m or 800m. For the 1,500m runner, the 1,000m is a bit fast, but not crazy fast like the 800m.

For Isabelle Boffey, she did two things right: she listened to her coach, and she ran her own race. Two lessons one must remember to do well at all levels in athletics. In return, Isabelle, who goes by @issyboffey on social media, took down some very impressive middle distance runners.

Our European editor, and co-host on #AthleticsChat, the always quotable Stuart Weir, wrote this column for #RunBlogRun. Stuart also had to battle the crazy storms across the pond this past week to get to the presser and the meet. We are glad that he is safely home with his lovely family.

Today is Sunday. It is day 7 of our week and your scheduled workout is a long run.

Long runs are key to your development as a runner.

I suggest running on trails, as I believe it is important to vary the terrain for physical and mental health, just like it is important to vary workouts and places where one works out. I try to change workouts each 21 days.

Enjoy your long run today, whether it was in snow, rain, or, sunny weather!

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Getting ready to race, BU Valentines Invitational, photo by Joseph K Hale Photography/JKHale

Your workout for today: February 20, 2022, Sunday: 60-65 minutes moderate pace, on trails

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Mondo Duplantis, 2022 Muller Indoor Grand Prix, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

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Keely Hodgkinson sets 800m indoor NR, 1:57.20, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

The Muller Indoor Grand Prix delivered. The World Indoor Gold level meeting delivered four hours of great track & field for the sold-out audience. This is the update from EME News.

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Elaine Thompson-Herah, 2022 Muller Indoor Grand Prix, Birmingham, England, the presser, photo by British Athletics

The women's 60m at Birmingham featured Elaine Thompson-Herah. In Tokyo 2020 (August 2021), Elaine defended her 100m title from 2016 Rio, then won the 200m, and also took a third gold in the Jamaican women's 4x100m relays. In the Olympics in Tokyo, Elaine won the 100m in 10.61, then, she ran 21.53 in the 200 meters.

Post Olympics, at the Nike Pre Classic, Elaine ran 10.54, a new Jamaican record, plus a 10.64 and a 10.65. On twitter, she is known as Fast Elaine, and and that is a perfect moniker for the speed goddess.

Her 7.08 looked easy. How fast will she run in Belgrade?

Only time will tell.

Let me tell you how Stuart and I work together remotely.

Stuart Weir covers the meet, as he did in Birmingham today. Except he had a terrible storm that almost stopped him from coming to Birmingham from Oxford.

Stuart always starts out with a few pictures he takes at the meet, so we can see the audience and I can give you, kind reader, some of the culture around the meet.

Then, the photos (thanks Getty/British Athletics) begin to come in.

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The full crowd of British track fans, 2022 Muller Indoor Grand Prix, Birmingham, England, photo by Getty Images for British Athletics

The meet in Birmingham was early, 1:15pm-4 pm, Birmingham time, which meant, 8:15 AM Chicago time for me. Using my VPN, I watch the World Athletes streaming coverage, with Chris Temple and Jenny Meadows. They actually do a fantastic job.

Stuart headed back right after the meet via train and began writing late in the evening.

By that time, I had posted photos on Twitter, FB, and Instagram (about 64), with links, to build our coverage.

Our take? Through the photos, stories, tweets, and stories on Instagram, we build a multi-layered story of a great track & field meet in Birmingham, England.

Enjoy the intro!

The Muller Indoor GP is one of my favorite meets. The audience in the former NAI Stadium in Birmingham loves athletics. The audience was sold out, and they had four hours of incredible performances.

The top performance was obviously Keely Hodgkinson, who ran the fastest indoor 800m for a woman in two decades. Noah Lyles impressed in the 60 meters, and Mondo Duplantis cleared 6.05m, and the crowd stayed until he attempted all three 6.19m attempts.

Elaine Thompson-Herah ran 7.08 in her first 60 meters. What will she run next time.

Enjoy checking out the results.

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Mondo almost touched the stars, his third attempt at 6.19m was oh so darn close, photo by Getty Images/ British Athletics

I used to love all-comers meets.

When I was training in college, I would build up my mileage over the winter (for nine-twelve weeks), and then, begin moving to the hill work, and then the track. During the mileage build-up, I would do an all-comers each Saturday, racing the 2 miles or 5000m. I believed that the stress I battled racing would help me when I was fit enough to race my primary distance, 10,000 meters. I would only race the distance 4-6 times during the year. I would race 30 times a year, from mile to 5,000m, and then some hilly road races.

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Racing at Boston University, Valentines Invitational, February 13, 2022, photo by JKHale Photography

The idea was to build to six weeks of key racing I had planned in May and June.

I learned about the weekly testing from reading Frank Shorters' training, where he would get in a two mile to 3 mile of racing once a week. I liked the feeling of speed when I was building up my mileage.

Enjoy the all-comers today!

Your workout for today: February 19, 2022, Saturday: warm-up, Racing on the relay, 4x400m, plus a 1000m, or an 800m, cool down

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Jakob Ingebrigtsen, 2021 European Athletics, photo by European Athletics

Jakob Ingebrigtsen just ran his first WR as a senior runner with his 3:30.60 for 1,500m World Indoor record. Jakob told the media that his next race will be in Belgrade, Serbia at the 2022 World Indoor Championships.

RunBlogRun presents
Socialing The Distance with Larry Eder
Featuring Samantha Fariss, writer of the Run by Women column

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I have enjoyed Samantha's columns. The idea for the interview of Sam Fariss and upcoming Matt Wisner. Sam is a journalism student at the University of Oregon. She has worked on Duck TV.

Samantha told us about her work at Duck TV, the art of the interview, and what she enjoys in the world of journalism. Read her columns, please. She is focusing on women athletes and giving them the respect that they deserve.

Thanks Samantha for your time and energy.

Thanks to Mike Deering for producing #SocialingtheDistance.

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The highlight of last night, at the Meeting de Lieven, was the first World record as a senior athlete for Jakob Ingebrigtsen, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medalist at the 1,500 meters. In Lieven, in front of 5000 adoring fans, Jakob battled Samuel Tefera, WR holder in 1,500m in 3:31.04, and broke his world record with a definitive 3:30.60, putting his name on the indoor World record.

In the following piece by Justin Lagat, our Kenyan senior writer writes about ALL of the middle distance races. It is important for us to appreciate the running of Jakob Ingebrigtsen and the races that were built around the 1,500m, from 800m to 3000m!

Birmingham preview

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Mondo Duplantis, Elaine Thompson-Herah, Keely Hodgkinson, Jake Wightman, photo by British Athletics

The Birmingham Winter Indoor Tour stop is one of the finest meets in the Winter Indoor Tour. The meet is Saturday, February 19, 2022. Stuart Weir did this piece on the Birmingham presser, which was held on Friday, February 18, 2022.

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Mondo Duplantis, Elaine Thompson-Herah, Keely Hodgkinson, Jake Wightman, photo by British Athletics

CJ Ujah has been sanctioned. The GB 4x100m relay team has to forfeit their silver medals along with CJ Ujah. There are multiple tragedies in this situation.

Doping has been part of the sport since I got involved in 1972. The announcements were treated with fanfare, and cynics accused all athletes of cheating. Federations lost control in the 1970s. Current groups such as WADA, USADA, and Athletics Integrity Unit are catching more cheaters. That is a sign that anti-doping is working!

The deal is this. There are athletes who test is positive who are not, and athletes who test negative who are positive. There is also a process where athletes can appeal the process.

In the end, there are multiple tragedies.

Stuart Weir wrote this piece on CJ Ujah.

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Great Britain 4 x 100m relay, London 2017, photo by British Athletics

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German pole vaulter Bo Kanda Lita Baehre and sprinter Gina Lückenkemper only in conjunction with this press release. Credit: ISTAF INDOOR / Kenny Beele

The ISTAF Indoor in Dusseldorf will happen on Sunday, Feb 20, 2022. As always, the ISTAF Indoor features some fascinating duels and highlights some of the finest European athletes with a couple of Americans to add a little more excitement.

This year, Malaika Mihambo, WC and Olympic champion at LJ, Eva Swoboda, EL/WL a 7.00 in the 60m, and Sam Kendricks, 2017 and 2019 WC gold at the pole vault.

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Eliud Kipchoge, photo by NN Running team

In 2003, with less than 200 meters to go, a young Kenyan was battling for the 5000m title with Hicham El Guerrouj and Kenenisa Bekele in Paris. Few knew who he was, heck, the TV announcers discounted him when the final sprint began! That young Kenyan, all of 18, was Eliud Kipchoge.

Eliud did not win his first marathon. In fact, in his career, he has lost two.

The man has won two Olympic marathons, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020. He also won a bronze in 2004 Athens at 5000m, and a silver in 2008 in Beijing at 5000m! And, Eliud won gold in 2003 Worlds and silver in the 2007 Worlds at 5,000 meters.

He has won World Marathon Majors in London, Berlin, Chicago plus he won the Enschede Marathon in 2021.

How good is Eliud Kipchoge? I think that he is the man, the GOAT as some might call it.

And now, he will try the Tokyo Marathon on 6 March 2022.

We look forward to watching that one!

Today is week six, day 5.

It is a recovery day.

Last night, Jakob Ingebrigtsen set a new world indoor record at the 1,500m in 3:30.60 at the Meeting de Lieven. What was interesting about this race? Well Jakob had an American, Eric Sowinski, who has competed in the last 13 US indoor champs and runs like a darn metronome. His pace was perfect, but, it was not crazy fast, but closer to an even pace.

Over the last 500 meters, Jakob flew, running by himself over the last 150 meters. This was Jakob's first senior World record.

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Jakob Ingebrigtsen, photo by Diamond League AG

Your workout for today: February 18, 2022, Friday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes moderate running, 5 x100m stride outs, cooldown

Marcell Jacobs continues to impress. His win at the Meeting de Lieven was his third win this season. Marcell spoke to the media after his event in Lieven, his third appearance at the meet.

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Marcell Jacobs, photo by World Athletics

On February 5, 2022, in Tourcoing, France, Chris Nilsen broke the AR held by Sam Kendricks, with his 6.02m clearance (19'9") at the Golden Pole Vault special meeting. Nilsen won the Meeting de Lieven with a 5.91m clearance.

Chris made attempts at 6.03m and was close, but it will be another time.

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Chris Nilsen, photo @kevmofoto

The USATF Indoor Champs were very good, especially for the first year! We love the Spokane facility, the Podium. We found a spectacular dive bar for breakfast and post event chat, the Satellite Diner. For an excursion we suggest, Post Fall, Idaho, about a thirty minute-drive for an excellent Greek meal, the White House, as it was packed, food was great!

Watch for our complete coverage of the Champs on Monday, as we fly down now to San Jose, California to see family!

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Bryce Hoppel competed well in the 800m, taking the title, shown here from NB Indoors! photo by Mike Deering/ The Shoe Addicts

Grant Holloway will have two races in Europe. His first competition was in front of the five thousand fans in the Stade Couvert in the Pas de Calais. Holloway ran 7.40 in his first heat. In the 60m hurdle final, Grant Holloway battled Wilhelm Belocian, Pascal Martinot Lagarde, Jarret Eaton, Daniel Roberts, Andrew Pozzi, among others.

In the final, Grant Holloway followed up the 7.40 with his new WL of 7.35 over 60m hurdles. His start was good and by mid-race, Grant Holloway was nearly a hurdle ahead! Afterward, he thanked the fans, which he did not have in 2021 when he raced in Lieven.

What will he do in Birmingham this coming weekend?

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Grant Holloway, just before the final, Meeting de Lieven, photo by Larry Eder via World Athletics broadcast

Marcell Jacobs is the 2021 Tokyo gold medalist at the 100 meters and part of Italy's 4x100m gold medal relay team. In his heat, Marcel, aka Crazy Long Jumper, ran 6.53. In the final, Marcel ran 6.50, to take the 60-meter final. This was the third 60m win this winter for the Italian superstar.

Holloway and Jacobs were two of the huge stars in the Meeting de Lieven.

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Marcell Jacobs, Meeting de Lieven 60m champion, Feb. 17, 2022, photo by World Indoor Tour/ World Athletics/Meeting de Lieven

The Meeting Hauts de France, Pas de Calais Arena Stade Couvert is in Lieven, France. Everyone, athlete, fan, journalist, who have gone to Lieven, love it. Grant Holloway, the world indoor record holder in the 60m hurdles, told the meet announcer how much he loved the crowd and appreciated the five thousand fans this year. Last year, when Grant ran in Lieven, there were no fans.

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Grant Holloway, photo by Larry Eder, via World Athletics streaming, Feb. 17, 2022, Meeting Lieven

The Meeting Lieven delivered. The 60-meter sprint to the 60m hurdles to the pole vaults, and the middle distance races all kept the fan's interest. Watching via the streaming video, the announcers kept our attention.

Marcell Jacobs, the 2021 Olympic 100m champion was quite impressive, winning once again in 6.50. Jacobs will be more of a threat as we get into the outdoor season, but his start makes him deadly indoors.

Enjoy the complete meet results. It was a near-perfect meet!

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Jakob Ingebrigtsen, 2021 European 3000m, photo by European Athletics

Jakob Ingebrigtsen now has his first senior WR. His 3:30.60 came in a textbook Jakob race. Erik Sowinski, the zen pacer, took Jakob through 1000 meters, in a modest pace. Jakob and Samuel Tefara, the then world record holder, broke away from the field, and the Norwegian superstar took off!

Jakob Ingebrigtsen broke Tefara and with the final 100 meters, was by himself, pushing to the finish, with five thousand fans cheering him on!

Starting off the 2022 season with a new World record should show Jakob that his fitness level is very high!

Let's see if he runs in Belgrade.

This is week 6, day four.

Today, your workout is a fartlek or speed play. 14 minutes of hard running, one minute on, one minute off.

The good warm-up and ten minutes of strong running, then, one minute hard, one minute easy, fourteen times, and 17 minutes of recovery running and a good, long cooldown.

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Woody Kincaid, photo by @kevmofoto

Woody Kincaid won the 10,000m at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials. In terribly hot conditions, Woody and his teammate, Grant Fisher, battled one of the finest fields in the US Trials history, and over the last kilometer, kept their cool, and went 1, 2 in the Olympic Trials.

Your workout today: February 17, 2022, Thursday: warm-up, 55-minute fartlek, 10 minutes running, then 14 x 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy, 17 minutes running, then cooldown

If one spends a few moments checking out the Starting lists for the Lievin-2022-Media-Information-Sheets.pdf, one will see that one Grant Holloway, World indoor record holder in the 60m hurdles (7.29), will be in lane 4 of heat 2.

Why should that matter?

Well, dear reader, read on, because this track enthusiast, sitting at his computer in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, at 2 am local time, with ice and snow coming down outside of his farm house, believes that this could be THE race of the World Indoor Tour.

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Grant Holloway, 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials, photo by @Kevmofoto

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Marcell Jacobs, photo by European Athletics

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Ronnie Baker, courtesy of adidas Running

The 60m battle between Marcell Jacobs and Ronnie Baker could prove exciting at Lieven. The women's pole vault, with Anzelhika Siderova and Katie Nageotte could be a titanic struggle, and the one that could shake it all up? Why Grant Holloway versus the hurdlers de France!

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Boston 10k for Women, 2021, photo by Boston 10k for Women

The Boston 10k for Women will be held on October 8, 2022. The Boston 10k for Women began 46 years ago as the Bonne Bell 10k for women, which was a huge statement in 1975. This is an important race on the US running circuit.

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Katie Nageotte, photo by British Athletics

Last summer, in the Tokyo Olympics, one of the most exciting events in the entire athletics event schedule, was the women's pole vault. Katie Nageotte cleared on 3 attempts, and Anzhelika Sidorova was clearing each height on the first clearance. And then, the battle began. Katie Nageotte had been told by her coach, Brad Walker, to be prepared for anything, kept her cool, and cleared 4.90m when she had to, taking the gold. Sidorova gave it all she could and cleared 4.85m, and Holly Bradshaw took the bronze, also at 4.85 meters.

At the All-Star Perche, Renaud Lavilenie has crafted a strong men's field and a strong women's field. You will be able to see them complete on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022.

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Anzhelika Siderova, photo courtesy of InsideQatar.com



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Rio 2016 Olympics, photo by World Athletics

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Two Sisters in Tokyo, photo by European Athletics

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2014 World Indoor Sopot, photo by Matin Bateman

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Tiffany Porter, 2014 European Athletics Championships, gold medalist, 100m hurdles, photo by Martin Bateman

Tiffany Porter has announced her retirement. Stuart Weir, who has observed 80 plus of her races, wrote this piece about her retirement and considering her long and storied career.

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Grant Holloway, 2021 NB Indoor GP, 60m hurdles, photo by Kathy Camara via Peacock TV

The Meeting International Lieven will happen on Thursday, February 17. Justin Lagat wanted to tell us which events he would be watching from Iten, Kenya. The meet should be pretty impressive. Justin just wrote a piece for us on one of the top meetings in the 2022 World Indoor Tour.

This is week 6, day three.

It is a recovery day.

Recovery days are key to your development as an athlete. The fine-tuning of training is key in an athletes' development. That is why you need a coach or advisor. You need someone who you respect to tell you when you can relax and when you need to focus.

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Jeff Benjamin with Nick Willis, photo by Jeff Benjamin

Nick Willis is a two-time Olympic medalist. In 2008 and 2016, Nick won Olympic medalist in the 1,500m. In 2008, he won a bronze (he was upgraded to silver due to a drug positive in the race), and in 2016, Nick won the bronze in this amazingly cool sprint over the last 50 meters, running into his second Olympic medal.

Nick Willis has broken four minutes for the mile, each year for 20 straight years. His 9th place at the 114th Millrose Games on January 29, 2022, was record-setting! Nick Willis ran 3:59.71 in the Millrose Games, giving him twenty consecutive years running under 4 minutes in the mile. That was his 63rd sub-4-minute mile.

Nick Willis is an incredible racer. He has figured out how to juggle his hard days with recovery days, and he has a great coach/advisor team with his Coach, Ron Warhurst, and wife, Sierra Willis. He is a man of character.

Check out his races, and learn from them.

Today's workout: February 16, 2022, Wednesday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes, moderate running, 5 x 100m stride outs, cooldown

This is a fun piece on Nick Willis and his magical mile at Millrose: https://www.runblogrun.com/2022/01/nick-willis-runs-35971-at-millrose-only-human-to-go-sub-4-for-20-straight-years.html

This is a wonderful interview with Nick Willis, from 2021, on his longevity: https://www.runblogrun.com/2021/02/nick-willis-speaks-it-all-atl-meet-3-zoom-presse.html

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What are the makings of a good high jump competition? Well, bring together a field of the best high jumpers, with global champs experience, big jumps, and those who have shown some level of fitness.

The beauty of our sport is that some athletes will surprised and rise to the occasion.

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Eleanor Patterson, photo by World Athletics

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Woo Sanghyeok, photo courtesy of Tokyo2020

The PUBLIX Atlanta Half marathon is taking it to the streets! After the pandemic-influenced half marathon in 2021, the Atlanta Track Club is moving the Half Marathon back to the streets of Atlanta.

David Monti, writing for Race Results Weekly, which we use with permission, wrote this piece on the half marathon, which will be held on February 27, 2022.

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Viola Cheptoo (center) will be running the Publix Atlanta Half-Marathon on Sunday, February 27 (Photo by Jane Monti for Race Results Weekly), used with permission.

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Elite runners of the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon crossing the Galata Bridge, photo credit: Spor Istanbul

This is the release on the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon. The race will be held on March 27, 2022. Istanbul, Turkey. I love Istanbul and the city is tremendous. I was in Istanbul in 2012 for the World Indoor Champs. I loved the city, and the kindness of the people.

It's Tuesday, and this is day 2 of week six.

Time to make you work hard for your sport.

I have to tell you something. A few weeks ago, I found a Twitter note from Des Linden. She was doing what only Des can do, giving me trouble about my misconceptions about adult beverages. The issue at hand is quite popular with our readers, so, when I'm missing an interview with Des, I write up a tweet on Des Linden, and always include the hashtag, #Bourboniswhiskeylarry.

Then, I found the picture below. It is about Des Linden enjoying a single serving of a KitKat bar. So, here it goes. We all have treats, and a KitKat bar is a good source of carbohydrates.

The truth is this. If you are going to be a good athlete, nutrition has to be part of your training, but not having something fun once in a while, like a KitKat bar. The key to training is consistency, as you will not win a race on a single workout.

What Des Linden has done well over her career is to build to key events, and know that one tough day, one tough race, is not the end or the world. In high school, a bad race really drives the athlete crazy. Why? You are taking things way too seriously.

Having some fun like the 2018 Boston Marathon champion below, is key to having a long, successful career. Besides having fun, you need to workout consistently, listen to your body and listen to your coach.

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Des Linden, respecting carbo-loading, photo from the Des Linden twitter collection

Your workout for today: February 15, 2022, Tuesday: Warm-up, 55 minutes running on trails, 15 minutes easy running, then, 6 times 2 minutes hard, 3 minutes easy, with 10 minutes moderate running, and cooldown, (hard running at 1500m pace)

Today's clip from Des Linden, Des talks about drug testing, https://youtu.be/eWRdj5tPB0g

The complete Des Linden interview is here:

https://www.runblogrun.com/2020/07/socialing-the-distance-featuring-des-linden-full-interview.html

Des Linden on twitter: https://twitter.com/des_linden

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

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

The 28th Banskobystricka latka meeting is always a fine event. Focused on the high jump, the meeting had a 2.06m jump last year from Yaroslav Mihuchikh, the Olympic silver medalist and European indoor champion.

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Mariya Lasitskene, London 2017, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

The fields are assembled to bring the best jumpers in a head-to-head competition. In the intimate setting, with an enthused audience, the jumpers get into it and the hope is that they go very high!

We will be covering the meet tomorrow and hoping to get a link to the meet as well.

Athletics back on BBC!

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The announcement of BBC working with UK Athletics once again is key to the sport's development. In the second-largest market for track & field in the world, that the UK was not being shown on BBC and more importantly, that BBC seemed rather nonchalante about the situation was a huge issue.

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How had it gotten to that situation? I had watched with concern, the changing winds at British Athletics beginning with the release of Fast Track Agency in 2013, and a rather amused attitude towards sponsors and media. I had seen it in other countries, before as well.

There seems, at times that federations get to a point and forget that their job is not just to collect medals, but to build interest in the sport and give sponsors a value for their marketing dollars. An interested and updated media, an open door with media, where one knows the problems before they happen, and a real ability to communicate with sponsors are key for a sports federation's survival.

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London Anniversary Games, photo by British Athletics

Ian Beattie and Mark Munro should be congratulated on bringing the BBC back into the athletics fold.

RunBlogRun presents

Conversations with Larry,

Topic: New Balance Indoor Grand Prix 2022 NBIGP

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Adel Mechaal being unbibbed by fans, photo by Jeff Benjamin

This was the 27th version of the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix. It was a magnificent indoor meeting. Held for the second year (due to pandemic) at the Ocean Breeze Athletics Center on Staten Island, the NBindoor GP had some fascinating performances. So, enjoy RunBlogRun's editor, the bearded guy, read all of the results of the meet in an American accent that is somewhat confused (born in St.Louis, Missouri, spent some time in California, and Wisconsin). At least he's not trying to speak French!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NBIndoorGP

NBIGP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/NBIndoorGP/

NBIGP website: https://www.nbindoorgrandprix.com/

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Jarret Eaton, Hanging with Sam Kendricks, 2018 WIC Birmingham, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Nice to see Jarret Eaton in shape and ready to hurdle! He surely woke up PML and reminds the hurdling world that the 60 m hurdles is going to be tough in Belgrade!

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Darryl Neita, photo by British Athletics

This is part 2 of Stuart Weir's series on Darryl Neita, a British sprinter who broke 11 seconds four times. Darryl speaks to Stuart about going from good to elite. It is a fascinating story.

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Conversations with Larry,
Topic: Millrose Games 2022


The Millrose Games happened on January 29, 2022, It almost did not happen, thanks to a humongous Winter storm, putting snow all over the Eastern seaboard. Convos with Larry celebrates the amazing night of indoor track & field that was the 114th Millrose Games.

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The WHOOP Wanamaker Millrose Mile, photo by Jeff Benjamin
Amazing races, from 800m to 3000m! The men's 400m, as well as the sprints, were also huge that night! This was the second Gold level meet of the 2022 World Indoor Tour.
Millrose Games Twitter: https://twitter.com/MillroseGames
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Millrose Games website: https://www.millrosegames.org/
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I must say, I love the folks at London Marathon Events. As the "finest marathon in the world" ( I believe that is a quote from Sir David Bedford), London leads by example. The sponsorship of 30 of the finest UK distance runners leads by example. The members of the Abbott World Marathon Majors all do some program to support athletes in their countries. I believe that London has been at the top of the food chain in terms of depth of support.

Thanks to our European editor, Stuart Weir, who edited the release and added a few deep thoughts in between his walking football matches and glasses of chardonnay. I must say, one of the things that have been quite difficult about the pandemic is not seeing my friends across the pond and getting some proper Indian food. That was some of the highlights each year in visiting the London marathon.

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Verity Ockenden, photo by British Athletics

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Alex Bell, photo by British Athletics

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Lizzie Bird, photo by British Athletics

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Conversations with Larry

Topic: Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe 2022 Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe

The Karlsruhe Meeting is a wonderful meeting at the Messehalle near Karlsruhe, Germany. The 200-meter banked track gives clear seating for about 3500 fans, who can enjoy a fine German beer and a pretzel while watching some of the finest German athletes featured with some of the globe's finest.

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In the 2022 version, Mondo Duplantis showed this genius once again, clearing six meters once again. Berhanu Aregawi ran 15 laps of the 200-meter track with a vigor that missed the MR by .15! Danielle Williams, 2015 Beijing World champion, won the 60m hurdles, setting a new PB! Emily Bothwick surprised a tough HJ field, but not herself!

The early season highlights from Karlsruhe entertained the German audience.

In conversations with Larry, you can enjoy the results read some pithy commentary in about 7 minutes from the editor of RunBlogRun.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/indoor_meeting

Website: https://meeting-karlsruhe.de/ #WorldIndoorTour

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This is week six, and day one of that week. Today is a recovery day, as you did a long run yesterday and had a race on Saturday.

Follow the workout plan, please, as recovery days mean a lot. They allow your muscles to recover from tough days.

This past weekend, Bowerman TC athletes ran spectacularly, at 5000 meters for both men and women.

In the women's 5000m, held on February 12, 2022, at Boston University Valentines Day meeting, fast times were run! Gabrielle DeBues Stafford set a North American record of 14:31.38 at 5000 meters, with Elise Cranny setting AR of 14:33.17, and Courtney Frerichs, in 14:48.75. Twenty-five laps of gutty running, courtesy of the Bowerman Track Club.

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Elise Cranny, Gabrielle DeBues Stafford and Courtney Frerich, February 12, 2022, photo by JHK Photo

In the Bowerman Track Club, Coaches Jerry Schumacher and Pasqual Dobert have carefully developed a culture that encourages teamwork, attention to detail and focus. Canadian Gabrielle DeBues Stafford continues to excel, with her wins at New Balance Indoor 3000m and now, the 5000m at Boston University. We may see her at the Belgrade World Championships!

Your workout for the day: February 14, 2022, Monday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes moderate running, 5 x 100m stride outs, cooldown

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Montell Douglas, running the 100 meters, photo by British Athletics

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Montell Douglas, 2022 Beijing Olympics, photo by @rekords on Instagram and British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association

When Stuart Weir sent me these two pieces on Montell Douglas, he asked me to get them posted in the next week. I am keeping the promise. Then, I remembered, I had met Montell in 2012. In fact, Montell and I did a BBC World radio broadcast together during the London 2012 closing ceremony. She was a lot of fun to chat with, and I loved the articles that Stuart had done on Montell and her transition to the Winter Olympics.

I was familiar with US athletes who had done such things, from Willie Davenport, and Edwin Moses to LoLo Jones and Lauryn Williams. This two-parter is a big deal. Stuart helps us appreciate the challenges for a track athlete moving to the bobsleigh.

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Montell Douglas, 2022 Beijing Olympics, photo by @rekords on Instagram and British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association

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Montell Douglas, 2022 Beijing Olympics, photo by @rekords on Instagram and British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association

This is the first part of Stuart Weir's two part feature on Montell Douglas, the former British 100m record holder, and her move from track & field to bobsledding. Montell Dougls had a long career at track and then moved to bobsledding. She is competing in Beijing this coming week.

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Marc Scott with Mo Farah, British 10,000m Champs, photo by British Athletics

What a night. Last night in Boston, Grant Fisher showed his talent and focus with an electrifying run over 25 laps on the fast surface at BU, with his new AR. Mo Ahmed followed in the Canadian record and Marc Scott became the first European in under 13 minutes indoors. What does this tell me? That Jerry Schumacher and Pasqual Dobert, coaches of the Bowerman TC, have convinced their athletes that the culture and training that they have developed in the BTC works for all of these athletes.

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Pai Haugen Lillefosse, photo courtesy of teamnor.no

At RunBlogRun, we cover the global sport. While we cheer Team USA, it is important for me, that our readers appreciate the cultures and sports traditions of countries around the world. This was a huge weekend of records, and we want you to appreciate that Mr. Lillefosse's NR is important not only to him and his fans, but to the sport.

Katie Nageotte overcame not only changing weather but the anxiety that would come with competing against the best in the world. Her coach, Brad Walker, a world champion pole vaulter had prepared Katie well. Brad told Katie that anything could happen.

Katie Nageotte battled Anzehhika Siderova to the very end, with Katie taking the gold.

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Katie Nageotte, gold medalist, Anzelikha Siderova, silver medlaist, 2021 Tokyo Olympics, photo by Stuart Weir

Katie will be competing at several meetings indoors. Looking forward to Katie's thoughts and to seeing her compete some more in early 2022!

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Katie Nageotte, competing in Birmingham, photo by British Athletics

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Grant Fisher, photo by @kevmofoto

Grant Fisher is a two-event Olympian. As one of the youngest members of the Bowerman TC, Grant Fisher has shown true moments of brilliance. He showed one again last night when he destroyed the AR at 5000m with his brilliant 12:53.73. In second, his team mate, Mo Ahmed set the Canadian NR with a 12:56.87, and Marc Scott, in his first race in two years, became the first European under 13 minutes indoors, in a British NR of 12:57.08.

Want to see the best high jump field of the season? Then, check out the Banksa Bystrica, meeting, that occurs on 15 February 2022. The meet is one of the most iconic single event meetings on the globe. Central Europe is fortunate to have the meetings organized by our friend, Alfons Juck. The Czech Indoor Gala just happened, and the Golden Spike was held last summer.

What this meeting is about is the finest jumpers in the world getting together for a one-of-a-kind jump competition. Make sure you get to see it. The Banksa Bystrica puts together highlights and YouTube video.

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Yaroslav Mahuchikh interviewed by Alfons Juck, photo via streaming from Stuart Weir

This meet has a tremendous reputation. I want to visit this meet in the next couple of meets. It would be an excellent global Tv experience. Perhaps, a savvy global brand will someday help Banksa Bystrica.

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Yaroslav Mahuchihk clearing 2.06m, photo via TV by Stuart Weir

That Mariya Lasitskene is opening her season at Bankska Bystrica is significant. Mariya thrives on competition, as does Yaroslav. This could be the best competition of the year, higher than WCH Oregon 22.

That Yaroslav Mahuchikh, who jumped 2.06m last year at the meet is back also. Those two alone would make the meet exciting. The field that has been constructed by Alfons Juck and his team is just, well monstrous.




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Trey Cunningham, photo by Kathy Camara via Peacock TV / 2022 NB Indoor GP

The Tyson Invitational is in its first day. Trey Cunningham is running faster each week. Mary Beth St. Price ran 7.04 as well.

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Stanley Waithaka leading Chembolei and Kimeli in the senior men's race, photo by Justin Lagat

This is Justin Lagat's story on the Memorial Agnes Tirop Cross Country Meeting. It happened on Saturday, February 12, 2022.

Long runs are on our schedule on Sundays. This is Week five, day seven.

What inspires you about long runs? Why do you do long runs? Long runs build your strength and endurance. They help your body manage the stress of quality work that will be coming during the season.

Long runs are just a matter of perspective, for someone who runs 800 meters, it could be 7 miles to 9.

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Donavan Brazier, photo by @kevmofoto

I recall asking Donavan Brazier, the 2019 World Champion at 800 meters how long his longest run was, and I believe he said, nine miles. Donavan was injured just before the Olympic Trials, and it took him all fall to get back into shape.

At the Millrose Games, on January 29, 2022, Donavan Brazier took third in the 400 meters in 46.55, a PB! It was Donavan Brazier's only race at 400m in four years. On Friday, February 11, 2022, Donavan Brazier ran the 600m at the Lilac Grand Prix in Spokane, Washington. Donavan Brazier just missed his own WR, running a fine 1:13.97.

Donavan Brazier is building towards WCH Oregon 22. Donavan and his coach, Pete Julian, take it one day at a time. All of the tools, long runs, speed work, recovery work, and fartlek workouts all help the athlete build toward their goals.

Your workout for the day: February 13, 2022, Sunday: 60-65 minutes moderate pace, on trails

To learn more about Donavan Brazier, please check out his interview: https://www.runblogrun.com/2020/07/socialing-the-distance-featuring-donavan-brazie0-full-interview.html

To learn more about the Nike Union Athletics Track Club, please listen to this interview with Pete Julian: https://www.runblogrun.com/2021/03/runblogrun-presents-socialing-the-distance-featuring-pete-julian-head-coach-of-a-nike-sponsored-trac.html

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Vashti Cunningham set WL 1.98m in HJ, photo by @Kevmofoto

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Josh Awotunde, photo by You Tube

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Sandi Morris, photo by @kevmofoto

The American Track League announced last week that PUMA had come on as the sponsor of the ATL. We think that is a great move by PUMA Running! The American Track League meeting in Louiseville had three world leaders! Make sure you check out the broadcast on ESPN2.

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Randolph Ross, photo by @kevmofoto

Randolph Ross and Danielle Williams set WL at the first day of the Tiger Paw Invitational, in Clemson, GA.

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The 2022 Millrose Games had everything going against them. Between the pandemic and big snowstorm, people had a challenging time getting into Armory NYC. Ray Flynn, the meet director, put together some fine fields, and most of the athletes made it through the cold weather to compete on the MONDO 200m track.

Here are my five deep thoughts on the 2022 Millrose Games.

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A smiling Donavan Brazier, happy after a well run race, photo by Jeff Benjamin

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KC Lightfoot, photo by @Kevmofoto

KC Lightfoot is one of the most promising athletes in the pole vault. KC is sponsored by PUMA Running, a brand that has really got behind the pole vault (PUMA now sponsors Mondo Duplantis, Renaud Lavillenie, and Sandi Morris).

KC Lightfoot has. PB of six meters (19'8.25") indoors. Outdoors, KC Lightfoot has a PB of 5.85m (19'2.25").

Nice to see KC Lightfoot cleared 5.90m and 5.95m in Dortmund, Germany. He made good attempts at the 6.03m mark, which would have been a new American record.

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Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe, photo by World Indoor Tour

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Adamu Shehu Muhazu was the first Nigerian to the finish at 2022 Access Bank Lagos Marathon, photo by Deji Ogeyingbo

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David Barmasai was 2nd in 2022 Access Bank Lagos Marathon, in 2:13.33, photo by Deji Ogeyingbo

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The starting line, 2022 Access Bank Lagos Marathon, photo by Deji Ogeyingbo

Deji Ogeyingbo covered the largest marathon in Africa, the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon for RunBlogRun this morning. His coverage of the marathon gives us an appreciation of the growth of running in Africa.

Femke Bol is a total hurdle goddess. Last year, I believe that she set 12 separate Nrs at 400 meters and 400m hurdles. I have observed her racing for several years. I must say, that she kept her cool in the Olympic final last year was totally impressive. Her leg speed at 400 meters, her ability over the hurdles, and her relentless drive over those last 3 hurdles.

Femke Bol will have a busy year. Will she run 3 global champs or two? We know that she will be racing Diamond League meets, she smoked the DL last year.

The thing is this: Femke Bol is the kind of athlete who can surprise anyone.

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Femke Bol, photo by European Athletics

Fast Women's 5000 meters in Boston!

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You gotta love the Bowerman Track Club.

The athletes under the care of Coaches Jerry Schumacher and Pasqual Dobert train hard, recover smart, pay attention to the details, and race to their fullest. On Friday night, Gabrielle De Bues Stafford, coming back from a superb 3000 meters at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, put her name, for a second time, on the Canadian record, with an amazing 14:31.38. In the second place, Elise Cranny took down Shalane Flanagan's AR with Elise's 14:33.17. Courtney Frerichs, the Olympic silver medalist at the steeple, opened her 2022 with a fine 14:48.75 PB.

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Elle Purrier St. Pierre, Jemma Reekie, Gabrielle DeBues Stafford, photo by Courtney White

Last night, at the Lilac Grand Prix in Spokane, Washington, the Nike Union Athletics Club set a new WR for the Women's Distance Medley. In the 800m leg, running the first 400m in 52.69 and finishing in 2:03. With her teammates, Ella Donaghu, Shannon Osika, and Sinclaire Johnson. The 10:39.91 that they ran (Ella Donaghu ran 1200m leg, 3:16.2, Raeyvn Rogers, 52.69 for 400m, Sinclaire Johnson ran 2:03 for 800 meters, Shannon Osika then, ran 4:28.32. The final time of 10:39.91 is the new world record. I suspect Coach Julian was very happy with his DMR squad.

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Raeyvn Rogers running up to the 800m finish, photo by @kevmofoto

I admire Raeyvn Rogers. I have observed her run for many years. In 2019, in Doha, I watched Raeyvn storm to the silver medal at the 800 meters, and in 2021, in the Olympic final, Raeyvn again kept her cool, and that amazing last 100 meter was what she used to take the Olympic bronze medal! In my mind, Raeyvn Rogers is one of the most dangerous finishers in the 800m. And she has several upsets in her future.

What do we learn from Raeyvn? Keeping one's cool is paramount. One never knows when your moment will come, but one must not give up.

Your day's workout: Saturday: warm-up, Racing on the relay, 4x400m, plus a 1000m, or an 800m, cool down

To learn more about Raeyvn Rogers, please click here: https://www.runblogrun.com/2019/11/raeyvn-rogers-2019-wc-800m-silver-medalist-the-runblogrun-interview.html

The RAK Half is one of the fastest courses in the world. I covered the event in 2018 and truly enjoyed the event, which pits many of the best in Ethiopia and Kenya against each other on a very fast half marathon course.

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Helen Obiri, repost from On_running and Justin Lagat

RunBlogRun presents

Socialing The Distance with Larry Eder

Featuring Keira D'Amato,

American Record Holder for Marathon

The story of Keira D'Amato is wonderfully uplifting. Taking nine years off from running, Keira developed a wonderful life, with her husband, children and the real estate profession. The American University graduate still had things she wanted to do in running. In 2017, she ran a marathon in 3:49 in Alaska. Her next was 3:17, and over the next several marathons, she developed into a promising marathoner. At the 2020 Marathon Project, Keira ran 2:22, a huge PB.

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Keira D'Amato, photo by Kevmofoto

Her run at the Chevron Houston Marathon set a new AR, with a fine 2:19.12. Since then, the 37-year-old has been on TV shows, magazine covers and stories galore. We were lucky enough to get 40 minutes with her, and I have to admit, I came away inspired!

Just how fast can Keira D'Amato go? Keira herself thinks 2:18.

I would not disagree with her.

Special thanks to Ray Flynn & Flynn Sports Management for setting up this interview.

Keira on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KeiraDAmato

Keira on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keiradamato/

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Nike on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nike/

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Sam Kendricks is the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, as well as 2017 London WC gold and 2019 Doha WC gold. He is one of the most popular athletes on the circuit. Sam can do an exceptional interview while in his sleep.

Sam will be competing at ISTAF Indoor Dusseldorf on 20 February 2022.

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Sam Kendricks, photo by Kevmofoto

I was looking at some transcripts from our archives, and I found this one. I think that the idea that both Justin Gatlin and Brittney Reese have retired made me nostalgic. But the spirit of my message rings true today.

The US Champs will be amazing in 2022, as athletes battle to make the top 3 positions in Eugene to compete a second time in Hayward Field in 2022. The weather will be hot, but the events will be hotter.

Watch athletes as they focus on the World Championships in Eugene, in July 2022!

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Drake hosted the USA Champs in 2018 and 2019, photo by Adam Johnson Eder, for The Shoe Addicts

I love the meets in Poland. In 2019, I was lucky enough to go to the Copernicus Cup in Torun (Torun celebrates Nicolas Copernicus), and loved the meet and the enthusiasm of the fans.

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Ewa Swoboda, poster courtesy of Orlen Cup

It is fantastic to see Poland's superstar, Ewa Swoboda come back so strong and Italy's gold medalist, Marcell Jacobs, just ran the third-fastest time at 60m in 2022!

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Marcell Jacobs is a rock star in Poland! Poster from Orlen Cup

Some quick sprinting!

The American Track League hosts the Eastern Indoors, which will be shown on ESPN 2 on Saturday, February 11. The ATL just picked up a new sponsor, PUMA Running, for three years, so lots is going on for the ATL in 2022!

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Sandi Morris will be competing in the ATL Eastern Indoors on 11 Feb 2022, photo courtesy of Armory NYC/ Millrose Games

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Memorial Agnes Tirop Cross Country schedule, 12 February 2022, photo by Justin Lagat

A busy weekend around the world. Justin Lagat will be covering the Memorial Agnes Tirop Cross Country Meeting for RunBlogRun on Saturday, local time. Looking forward to a totally cool Senior women's race tomorrow!

Can Middle distance runners learn from sprinters?

When I was in high school, my high school coach, Steve Polley, had me workout with sprinters once a week. Longest work I did on those days was 350 meters. It was tough to run so fast, and also take the proper time to warm up and cool down. I learned about proper warm up and cool down, and noticed that when I took an hour to warm up, my races were much better.

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Noah Lyles, showing the love with his fans, photo by Jeff Benjamin, 2022 NB Indoor GP

Last weekend, at the New Balance Indoor GP, 2021 Olympic bronze medalist, and 2019 World Champion at 200 meters, Lyles Noah set a PB at the 60 meters and won the race! His 6.56 PB gave Noah a big smile when he spoke to the media. Noah told the TV media that his coach (Lance Brauman) and he had been working on fine-tuning his start. Well, it worked.

What do we learn from this as middle distance geeks? Lyles Noah and his coach worked on tiny changes, and they made his 60 meter run a PB and a win. Middle-distance runners know that focusing on the small details can make a huge difference.

What details are you missing?

Today's Workout: Friday, February 11, 2022, Friday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes moderate running, 5 x100m stride outs, cooldown

Learn from Noah Lyles, this SoundCloud interview was done after his 2019 World Championship gold medal at 200 meters, is a good start: https://www.runblogrun.com/2019/10/noah-lyles-gets-the-runblogrun-interview-at-the-doha-2019-world-champs-200m-gold-4x100m-gold.html

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Deji Ogeyinngbo has been speaking about the Access Bank Lagos Marathon for a few months now. Deji will be covering the Lagos marathon on site this coming weekend, for RunBlogRun. This is Deji's second piece on the Lagos marathon.

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Finally, the Dubai Marathon is back. The scheduled date is December 10, 2022. I had visited the event for five straight years and loved it. The largest marathon in the Middle East had also an incredibly deep men's and women's races, in fact, giving the Dubai Marathon 24 of the top 100 times in Men's all time marathon history and 18 women from Dubai are on the top 100 Women's all time marathon history.

The Dubai Marathon is only accepting online registration at this time. The link is www.dubaimarathon.org!

This is a fantastic race. I recommend it to American and European athletes who want a fast time at the end of the year, when they may be ready for a good time. The course is swift, and the weather is very good, 50-65 degrees.

So, if you want to run a fast course, and enjoy a fun course, and a wonderful culture and vacation, consider the Dubai Marathon!

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The start of the Dubai Marathon, photo courtesy of Dubai Marathon

Today is Thursday, February 10, 2022.

It is Week five, day 4 of the RunBlogRun Spring Middle Distance Daily Track Training program.

Today is a good fartlek workout, with fourteen minutes of hard running. The longer your run in the workout, the more fatigue you will feel, and that is what it is all about. Building up your ability to take the challenges of racing, or as the technique books call, "callousing", is key to your success.

Today we are talking about Ollie Hoare, an Australian runner who is part of the On Athletic Club. Ollie was one of the first members when Dathan Ritzenhein began coaching the club, founded in June 2020.

Dathan's coaching, which builds strength and speed, gives his athletes confidence. And having a coach like Dathan Ritzenhein, who encourages and builds on an athletes strengths and neutralizes their weaknesses, is a huge advantage.

We spoke about Geordie Beamish and Alicia Monson that past couple of days. Today, we will speak about Ollie Hoare. Ollie had an excellent 2021, setting PBs at 1,500 , mile and 5,000 meters. Ollie also made the final of the Olympic 1,500m, running strong heat and gutty semi-final.

In 2022, Ollie Hoare has started out with a huge win at the Millrose Games. Battling Scottish runner Josh Kerr, Ollie put it all on the line and ran a new Australian indoor record a the mile, with his 3:50.83, becoming the first Aussie male to even win Millrose.

Lesson that we can learn from Ollie? Hard work pays off. Ollie trains with his OAC teammates, and they push each other hard and support each other.

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Ollie Hoare, 2021 NB Indoor GP 1,500m, photo by Kevmofoto

Today's workout, Thursday, February 10, 2022: warm-up, 55-minute fartlek, 10 minutes running, then 14 x 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy, 17 minutes running, then cooldown

To learn more about Ollie Hoare, please check out our interview: https://www.runblogrun.com/2021/02/post-67.html

Last Sunday, February 6, Spanish distance runner lead the 3000m, taking nine of the ten men to PBs, lead by his 7. 30. 82, a new European record and Spanish record. Adel told media that he wants another record with his name on it, the Spanish 1,500 meter record!

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Adel Mechaal, photo by Jeff Benjamin

This is Deji Ogeyingbo's feature on Trayvon Bromell, and Deji's arguement that Trayvon could win the big one in 2022!

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Trayvon Bromell, 200m champion, 2022 NB Indoor GP, photo by Jeff Benjamin

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Wilhelm Belocian, 2021 European Indoor 60m hurdles champion, Torun, photo by European Athletics

Wilhelm Belocian opened the 2022 season with a fine 7.57 for the 60 m hurdles at the Meeting Elite de Mondeville, France earlier this evening, Feb. 9, 2022. Belocian is the defending champion at the European Indoor 60m hurdles. He is one of the talented crew of French hurdlers whose fans dream of huge success for them in Paris 2024.

This is the Athletics Chat, Episode 85, the Epilogue Clip.

In the Epilogue Clip, I spoke about the discusion with Stuart Weir on February 7, 2022. My concerns are with the New Balance Indoor GP and Millrose Meeting. What an excellent week for athletics.

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Athletics Chat, Episode 85

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The Athletics Chat is a weekly podcast between Larry Eder and Stuart Weir, attempting to solve the challenges of global athletics . Oh, and yes, Jon Ridgeon, London has been overcome by Oxford, England as true the intellectual capital of the world, and Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin is the cheese and beer capital of the world.

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Trayvon Bromell with his fans, 2022 NB Indoor GP, photo by Jeff Benjamin

Our topics for February 7, 2022:

  1. 2022 New Balance Indoor GP
  2. ISTAF Berlin
  3. Mondo Duplantis is busy, 6.02m, 6.03m
  4. Elliot Giles runs a fast 1,500m at the Czech Indoor Gala
  5. UK updates
  6. Laura Muir hurt, out of DNA
  7. DNA Games Glasgow
  8. PUMA Sponsors American Track League
  9. On Running sponsors Penn Relays

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Mondo Duplantis, photo by British Athletics

Mondo Duplantis is the man in the pole vault. As of tonight, Mondo Duplantis has cleared six meters 28 times. He did one time in 2018, 2 times in 2019, 10 times in 2020, 12 times in 2021, and now three times so far in 2022.

How good is Mondo?

He is an athletic genius! With the love and support of his family, and the respect of his competitors, and his dedication to his craft, Mondo is one of the finest athletes in any sport. He has the ego (a good thing), to dominate the sport and have fun.

This article was published by World Athletics and we use it with permission.

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John Korir of Kenya wins 2021 Los Angeles Marathon Presented by ASICS, photo @RWBmultimedia

The 37th annual LAM is coming, March 20, 2022. There were seven attempts at building a LA Marathon before this company made the attempt. The LA Marathon changed his course, and they were the last Marathon to be held in pandemic year 2020.

I ran the first LA Marathon in 1987. I loved it. I have visited the event several years and managed the press room in 2018.

Support the LA Marathon, it is a fantastic event!

This is Week five, day 3. It is a recovery day.

Today we are speaking about Alicia Monson. Alicia is a graduate of the University of Wisconson. In June 2020, Alicia joined the On Athletic Club, a new club sponsored by On Running and coached by Dathan Ritzenhein, a recently retired three time Olympian, who competed from 5000m (AR there) to the marathon.

Alicia Monson made the Olympic team in 2021, in the 10,000m, in a gutty, hot and humid 25 laps at Hayward Field, taking third on the team. The effort was huge and put her in the hospital overnight. In Tokyo, later that Summer, Alicia took 13th in her first Olympic final, battling through heat and humidty once again in the 10,000 meters.

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Alicia Monson takes Senior Women's US 10k XC title, her first title as a pro! photo by Mike Scott

2022 has opened well. Alicia took the 2022 USA Club 10k Cross Country title, in San Diego, on a tough 10k course, battling many of the finest women distance runners in the U.S. including Weini Kelati, who placed second. On January 29, 2022, Alicia added a MR and PB in the 3000 meters, running 8:31.62, breaking the meet record by ten seconds. Alicia battled Weini Kelati for most the fifteen laps, and then took off, relegating Weini to second once again.

After Alicia's 3000 meter win, she told Jeff Benjamin to following: " I am really happy to be back & I've only done base training, but I trusted in my training."

That means alot, have confidence in her training and her coaching.

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Alicia Monson, Victor at Millrose Games 3000 meters, photo by Jeff Benjamin

Alicia Monson is a tremendous athlete, with a huge work ethic. Her club, On Athletic Club, coached by Dathan Ritzenhein is showing that hard, focused training, that is consistent builds confidence and racing skills.

Learn from Alicia! And do not miss her next races!

Today's workout: Wednesday: warm up, 40-50 minutes, moderate running, 5 x 100m stride outs, cooldown

To learn more about Alicia Monson, please watch our interview from #SocialingtheDistance: https://www.runblogrun.com/2020/10/socialing-the-distance-featuring-alicia-monson.html

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Olivia Baker, photo by David Monti for Race Results Weekly, used with permission.

David Monti of Race Results Weekly wrote this piece on Olivia Baker and American leading 800m for indoors.

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Ryan Crouser, photo by Kevin Morris

DNA Athletics an assessment

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This is Stuart Weir's third piece on the DNA Athletics and it is his assessment of the new program. Stuart liked some of the meet, and there were parts of the meet that caused him concern, as he is trying to understand how athletics seems to believe that sports and entertainment require compromise.

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The fans were engaged in the meet, photo by Stuart Weir

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The Hunt, photo by Stuart Weir

DNA Athletics - women's 800

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Jenny Selman speaking with the press, photo by Stuart Weir

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Jenny Selman speaking with the press, photo by Stuart Weir

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Louise Shanahan, photo by Stuart Weir

This is the second article that Stuart Weir wrote on the DNA meet that he visited in Glasgow, Scotland. It is about his favorite event, the 800 meters.

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The DNA meeting Glasgow did not have a good turnout, photo by Stuart Weir

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The facility for DNA Glasgow meeting, photo by Stuart Weir

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The crowd of the DNA Glasgow meeting, photo by Stuart Weir

This is the first of 3 pieces on the DNA event written by Stuart Weir.

Mondo Duplantis has cleared 6.02m and 6.03m so far in 2022. That makes 27 clearances of six meters, in his career. On February 9, 2022, Mondo will be competing against Chris Nilsen and Sam Kendricks. Mondo will be doing this competition in Uppsala, Sweden with many of the finest athletes in the pole vault.

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Mondo Duplantis sets World Recod in ToRun, Poland, photo by World Athletics


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The 2022 WHOOP Wanamaker Mile, photo by Jeff Benjamin

This article is the twelfth article from Matt Wisner, and this one is on the Women's Wanamaker Mile. I like the detail that Matt Wisner provides in his stories, he makes word pictures, and that is successful writing. Enjoy this piece from lane one.

This is day 2, Week five of the RunBlogRun Spring Middle Distance Daily Track Training.

Let's talk about an inspiring athlete and race just a week ago! Geordie Beamish is a New Zealand athlete who trains with On Athletic Club under the watchful eye of Coach Dathan Ritzenhein.

In our #Socialingthedistance with Geordie about a year ago, it was obvious that Geordie was very happy to be with Dathan, a retired top American athlete from 5000m to the marathon, three time Olympian, who understood the needs of athletes.

Geordie Beamish was a very talented athlete, but who had battled injuries. Dathan Ritzenhein and Geordie developed a coach/athlete relationship where Dathan helped Geordie build a consistent base of fitness, and little by little had some promising performances.

Millrose was a wonderful example. While most fans were looking at Cooper Teare and Cole Hocker, Geordie Beamish used a 25.7 last 200 meters to take the Men's 3000m in a New Zealand indoor NR of 7:39.50!

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Today's workout: February 8, 2022, Tuesday: Warm up, 55 minutes running on trails, 15 minutes easy running, then, 6 times 2 minutes hard, 3 minutes easy, with 10 minute moderate running, and cooldown, (hard running at 1500m pace)

To learn more about Geordie Beamish, please check out his interview in #SocialingtheDistance: https://www.runblogrun.com/2020/09/socialing-the-distance-featuing-geordie-beamish-complete-inteview.html#more

Hobbs Kessler is a professional athlete, competing for sponsor adidas, and training with the Very Nice Track Club, under the learned eyes of Ron Warhurst. Hobbs trains with Mason Ferlic, a 2021 Olympian at the steeplechase, Ben Flanagan, two time Falmouth road race champion, and NCAA champion at 10,000m (2018) , and Nick Willis, 2008 Olympic silver medalist, 1,500 meters, and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, 1,500 meters.

Hobbs ran an 800m in 1:49.68 on May 8, 2021. On May 29, 2021, Mr. Kessler ran an awesome 3:34.36, an American Under 20 record, at the Stumptown Twilight. Kessler made it through the first round of the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 1,500m. He did not make it into the sem -finals.

In 2022 so far, Hobbs set a PB at 3,000m. On January 22, 2022, Hobbs Kessler ran 7:59.4 PB for the 3,000m indoors. On Feb. 6, 2022, Hobbs ran a mile PB of 3:57.10 for the indoor mile a new PB. En route, Hobbs took the 1,500m, American Under 20 record as well!

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RunBlogRun presents
Socialing The Distance with Larry Eder
Featuring Josh Rowe, NSAF Board Member

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I first met Josh Rowe in 1999, with Johnny Truax. Josh and Johnny were the founders of the Nike Border Clash, an event held for two decades, celebrating cross country with a on campus battle between Oregon and Washington. The Border Clash was where Nike NXN came from. Josh moved from Nike to New Balance and New Balance took over the Indoor and Outdoor championships, founded by NSAF.

NSAF kept the Indoor and outdoors going once New Balance decided, after a decade to go on their own. In this interview, Josh Rowe explains to us the vagaries of the Nike Indoor and Outdoor Champs, the NSAF and how this all benefits high school athletes across North America!

Thanks to Josh Rowe, and Mike Deering, our production manager for #Socialing the Distance. The program was originally launched on February 3, 2022.

Nike Indoor Nationals
March 11-13
Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex

Nike Outdoor Nationals
June 16-19
Hayward Field

For more on the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation:
https://nationalscholastic.org/
NSAF Twitter:
https://twitter.com/TweetingTrack
Nike Twitter:
https://twitter.com/Nike
Nike Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/nike/
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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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#SocialingTheDistance #RunBlogRun #theshoeaddicts

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This is week five, day 1.

Let's talk about Josh Kerr. Josh took the Olympic bronze in Tokyo in the 1,500 meters. In the last 200 meters, Josh, who had kept himself in the battle the entire race, blasted a fast last 200 meters, moving into bronze medal, and just missed taking the silver medal. Josh had been running at the elite level since his time in university, but in 2019, he took sixth in the World Championships in Doha.

In 2021, Josh emerged with his 3:31.55, a North American record, breaking the 1984 Olympic time by Sebastian Coe! Josh looked great at the Stumptown Twilight, and as the summer went on, Josh kept looking better and better.

On January 29, 2022, Josh took second to Ollie Hoare, both breaking NRs. Josh ran 3:52.27 for the indoor mile, breaking the Scottish record, and his fastest running in the month of January ever. In a couple of interviews, Josh made it clear that he is trying to shake it up and that he wants to collect more medals, more PBs and more victories over top athletes. To get better, Josh Kerr told the media that he has to race!

Racing prepares you for various situations. Run from the front? Stay behind? Rely on your kick?

Learn what works for you by racing!

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Josh Kerr en route to a 3:31.55, his PB at the time, phoot by How Lao Photography

Today's Workout: February 7, 2022, Monday: warm up, 40-50 minutes moderate running, 5 x 100m stride outs, cool down

Today's Josh Kerr Clip: Training with Coach Danny Mackey, https://youtu.be/MJ11Qy1uGys

To see the complete interview on Josh Kerr, done just after his 3:31.55 PB prior to Tokyo, click here: https://www.runblogrun.com/2021/09/runblogrun-presents-socialing-the-distance-featuring-josh-kerr-professional-athlete-with-the-brooks-.html

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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The second stop of the World Indoor Tour in North America was the 2022 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix . Held on Staten Island for the second year in a row, the New Balance Indoor GP was held at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Facility.

The meeting, as it has for the past 27 years, had some amazing performances. There literally, was something for everyone. The complete results were provided by World Atheltics Results Services.

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The New Balance Men's Mile: Andrew Coscoran caught Colby Alexander just meters before the finish, photo by Jeff Benjamin

The 2022 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix was held today, Sunday, February 6, 2022, on Ocean Breeze Track & Field Facility. It looked great on TV, and our team on Staten Island let me know how amazing the event was.

This is only the 3rd time I have missed the meet in 27 years. The pandemic is partly responsible, so I had to watch it from Wisconsin. I am providing several voices for you to enjoy the competition.

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Adel Mechaal, with his fans, 2022 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, photo by Jeff Benjamin

David Monti of Race Results Weekly wrote about the exciting wins by Spanish athletes at 800m, 3000m and 1,500m at the 2022 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix! The meet was held at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Facilty on Staten Island on Feb. 6. Next year, we understand that New Balance wants to have the meet held at their new Track facility.

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Adel Mechaal took the win at 3000m in ER/NR, photo by Jane Monti, for Race Results Weekly, used with permission.

In our programs, Sundays, day 7 of week 4, is all about the long runs. Keep it relaxed and get on soft ground. Especially the day after racing, keep it relaxed and keep the pace at a talking pace.

We will build long runs from 60 minutes to 90 minutes over the season. Long runs help build endurance and give you the time to consider your week, your training and what you want to get out of running.

Runners at all levels do better with a program built for them. Des Linden, the 2018 Boston Marathon Champion, won the race in the worst conditions in almost a century.

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Des Linden, a runner and her dog, photo courtesy of Brooks Running

Special thanks to Brooks Running for sponsoring this daily training program and providing us access to Josh Kerr, Danny Mackey and Des Linden. To learn more about Brooks running shoes please go to BrooksRunning.com.

Today's workout: February 6, 2022, Sunday: 55-60 minutes moderate pace, on trails

Today's clip from Des Linden, Des talks about drug testing, https://youtu.be/eWRdj5tPB0g

The complete Des Linden interview is here:

https://www.runblogrun.com/2020/07/socialing-the-distance-featuring-des-linden-full-interview.html

Des Linden on witter: https://twitter.com/des_linden

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

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

A busy weekend of indoor track in the Big Apple.

Today, the Dr. Sander Meeting had Colin Sahlman, Newbury Park High school, breaking 4 minutes for the mile and winning the open mile with a blistering last lap on the Armory's fast MONDO 200m track.

Some fantastic 3000m running by Sahlman's high school classmates as well.

And David Monti and Jane Monti, of Race Results Weekly were there! We used their photo and their story with permission.

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A happy Colin Sahlman, who just ran 3:58.81, photo by Jane Monti for Race Results Weekly, used with permission.

Olympic silver medalist, Chris Nilsen went over six meters for the first time today, in the Tourcoing, France meeting that was called the Golden pole vault special meeting. Chris cleared the 6.02m on his first attempt, and now is part of the elusive six meter club.

Chris Nilsen took the American indoors record from Sam Kendricks, the 2019 & 2917 WC and 2016 Olympic Olympic bronze medalist.

Congrats to Chris Nilsen on this exciting clearance! Chris, as you know, was the 2021 US Olympic Trials champion and 2021 Olympic silver medalist. He is starting 2022 off quite well!

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Chris Nilsen, 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials, photo by Kevin Morris / @kevmofoto

The 2022 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix will be the 27th year of this indoor icon.

I have missed one year in the 1990s, and now, in 2022, I will be missing it again, due to the pandemic. RunBlogRun will be covering the meet with Jeff Benjamin's live coverage of the meet (RunBlogRun Senior East Coast Editor), plus freelance photo support. I will be covering the meet remotely via Peacock TV app and posting on social media, as well as covering the NB presser on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022.

I love this meet. I am missing the flavor, feel and chemistry of the meet.

Here's five things to watch at Ocean Breeze T&F on Sunday!

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Trayvon Bromell, 60m in 2021 NB Indoor GP, in 2022, he will race over the 200 meters, photo by @Kevmofoto

I woke up early this morning. It is 3 am in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, and it it about five degrees. My old farmhouse, built in 1905, makes little sounds as the furnace pops back on, and the creatures begin to move in my backyard. I sip the first cup of coffee for the day. A long day of writing today.

I was having a winter allergy issue, which I normally do not do. I need a nice, long walk in freezing air tomorrow. But, I have digressed. I was looking back at our first season of RunBlogRun, some fifteen years ago.

I found this piece from June 27, 2007, and It reminded me of the amazing emotions that come to play competing in a U.S. Championships.

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Christian Cantwell and Joe Kovacs, shot putters just want to have fun, photo courtesy of Sport.cz.

This is Week 4, Day six.

On this day, we encourage you to find a small meet, and race an event or two that are shorter or longer than your normal distance. It is about racing experience. The more you race, within reason, the more experiences that you have, the better all around racer you have.

I loved all comers meets. During the summers, I would run the 2 mile many weeks, and during the winter, the same, then, try a 5000m. With my brother, who ran the mile, I would have him run a mile, and 4x400m, or an 800m and a 4x400m.

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Des Linden, respecting carbo loading, photo from the Des Linden twitter collection

Special thanks to Brooks Running for sponsoring this daily training program and providing us access to Josh Kerr, Danny Mackey and Des Linden. To learn more about Brooks running shoes please go to BrooksRunning.com.

Today's workout: February 5, 2022, Saturday: warm up, All comers meet, indoor meet, 800m if you are 3-5k, 3k if you are 800m person, 3k if you are 1,500m person, cooldown

Today's clip from Des Linden, Des talks about drug testing, https://youtu.be/eWRdj5tPB0g

The complete Des Linden interview is here:

https://www.runblogrun.com/2020/07/socialing-the-distance-featuring-des-linden-full-interview.html

Des Linden on witter: https://twitter.com/des_linden

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

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

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Annie Rodenfels in Boston in the fall of 2021 (photo by Collin Woodruff, @apertureangles; used with permission
David Monti of Race Results Weekly wrote this piece on Annie Rodenfels, who is now competing for the Boston Athletic Association High Performance team, and her rise from a sixteen minute plus 5000m, to a WL 15:08 at 5,000m.
It is about those who dream and pursue those dreams, one mile at a time.

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Marcell Jacobs, 2021 European Indoor 60m champ, 2021 Tokyo 100m gold, 4x100m gold, photo by European Athletics

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Mondo Duplantis, Pole vault superstar, 2018 European champion, 2019 WC silver, 2021 European Indoor Champion, 2021 Tokyo Olympic gold medalist, photo by British Athletics

Marcell Jacobs and Mondo Duplantis are European superstars. Mondo is a global superstar and Marcell could become one. On the World Indoor Tour, they draw fans, TV and media. Both performed well at the ISTAF Indoor Berlin!

This is a Friday Running & Athletics news round up from David Monti at Race Results Weekly. Lots of good news, including sponsorship announcements by PUMA Running and ON Running.

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PUMA Evospeed Future spikes for Karsten Warholm and Andre De Grasse, photo courtesy of PUMA communications

Ferdinand Omanyala excited Kenya with his huge 100m last summer, chasing Trayvon Brommel in the Kip Keino Classic. Now, Ferdinand is competing on the World Indoor Tour and getting used to those sixty meter races. His 6.65 and 6.63 today, in Miramas, France, showed that the Kenyan sprinter could run much faster indoors and outdoors.

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Ferdinand Omwura Omanyala ran 9.77 last summer, photo by Diamond League AG

This past week was crazy! I was locked out of my house (frozen locks), car did not start, plus 2 loaner cars, and just bone chilling cold in Wisconsin. In catching up with being out of the house for six months, I missed David Monti's fine piece on Millrose Games.

I love the Millrose Games. I love the history, the excitement of the crowd and the fine fields that Ray Flynn, meet director, put together.

Note the fine performances that David writes about: the Wanamaker Miles, the 3000 meter races and the 800m. Note the pictures from Jane Monti, who does this day, in, day out at the races Race Results Weekly cover, around the world. We are grateful to our partner. We use all articles from RRW with permission.

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Geordie Beamish wins Millrose 3000m, photo by Jane Monti for Race Results Weekly, used with permission.

But also note the comment by David Monti on the late Dr. Norb Sander. I called the Armory, many years ago, "the track that Norb built,". It is true. Norb Sander was a character, a person who loved his family, friends and track & field. He built the Armory, one donation at a time. He also kept the Millrose Games alive, as the Madison Square Gardens owners, after nearly 100 years, totally screwed over anyone who tried to manage the meet, insuring that no one could make a dollar off the meet. One can only bleed thousands of dollars for so many years.

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Ollie Hoare, the only Aussie to win the Wanamaker Mile, photo by Jane Monti, Race Results Weekly, used with permission.

Dr. Sander moved the Millrose Games to the Armory. I, for one, did not like it. I loved the Gardens and my weekend in the Big Apple for the meet. The truth is, without MSG changing its position, Sander was the only way to give Millrose further life.

Now, we have a 114th Millrose Games. Enjoy the story and know that 115th Millrose is just next year. Traditions are important.

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Alicia Monson takes Millrose 3000m, photo by Jane Monti, for Race Results Weekly, used with permission.

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Geordie Beamish in front leading the pack with the On Athletic Club! , photo courtesy of On Running

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Geordie Beamish, photo by On Running

Jeff Benjamin, RunBlogRun's Senior East Coast Editor, reached out to New Zealand great Rod Dixon about his thoughts on the huge win by young Kiwi Geordie Beamish. Geordie will be competing in the Tommy Leonard Mile at the 2022 New Balance Indoor Champs on Feb. 6, 2022. NBC Sports will cover in US, tickets still for sale!

On a Friday, Week 4, Day 5, it is a good day for contemplation.

When one looks back at an athletes' career, what are the significant days that changed dramatically a career? One may not consider it, but I believe a good argument can be made that easy and recovery days are hugely important. That big workout that showed you running ten minutes for 3200 meters is doable would not have been effective without the days after where your body recovered.

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A marathoner and her dog, photo courtesy of Brooks Running

Des Linden gets that. From her running in high school, where she ran 800m-3200m and cross country, to her time in college where she ran cross country and the 5000m/10,000m, Des had smart coaches who gave her recovery days.

In our American society, we seem to believe that if one mile is good, two miles is better. When you view Des Linden's clip today, consider how many miles she has run to be such a force in marathoning.

Special thanks to Brooks Running for sponsoring this daily training program and providing us access to Josh Kerr, Danny Mackey and Des Linden. To learn more about Brooks running shoes please go to BrooksRunning.com.

Today's workout: February 4, 2022, Friday: warm up, 30-45 minutes moderate running, 4 x100m stride outs, cooldown

Today's clip from Des Linden, Des Linden speaks on the Boston Marathon: https://youtu.be/ZsGhMWOmcRA

The complete Des Linden interview is here:

https://www.runblogrun.com/2020/07/socialing-the-distance-featuring-des-linden-full-interview.html

Des Linden on witter: https://twitter.com/des_linden

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

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

Malaika Mihambo is one of the most popular athletes in our sport. In Germany, she is totally rock star. On Friday, February 4, she will compete in the 60m and long jump at ISTAF INDOOR Berlin.

Long jumpers are, per Carl Lewis, either sprinters who long jump, or long Jumpers who sprint.

Malaika Mihambo is very fast.

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Malaika Mihambo, 2018 European Athletics Championships, photo by European Athletics




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Ian Bettie, photo by British Athletics

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Stephen Maguire, photo by British Athletics

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BMC Jake Wightman, with Wendy Sly, British Athletics Writers Association, photo by BAWA

Stuart Weir wrote this piece to get us caught up on the goings on across the proverbial pond, UK Athletics.

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Ostrava hosts the Golden Gala during the summer season and the Czech Indoor Gala during indoor season. Two exciting, well presented meets with strong performances from all over the continent.

Elliott Giles wanted to run a fast 1,500m, and he sure did, with his MR of 3:35.93 ! Check out the other leaders from Ostrava.

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Elliott Giles won the 1,500m in 3;35.93, a new MR in Ostrava, photo by British Athletics

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The truth is this: Dr. Norb Sander was a character. The guy loved running, all things French, his family and he was obsessed about the Armory. I called it, many years ago, "the house that Norb built," and I stand by it.

The Dr. Norb Sander Invitational celebrates all things in indoor track & field, and that is good.

I know that Norb is sitting in the Armory each and every meet smiling down with the running characters of New York.

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Malaika Mihambo, Armand Duplantis and Gina Lückenkemper, ISTAF INDOOR / Photo credit: Tilo Wiedensohler

The ISTAF Berlin Indoor is happening tomorrow, February 4, 2022. ISTAF has been doing indoor events for three years now. This is a release about the ISTAF INDOOR.

RunBlogRun presents

Athletics Chat Episode 84,

the Epilogue Clip

The epilogue clip is a chance for me to make some final comments on the topics discussed in the weekly Athletics Chat. I enjoy our discussions about global athletics, and the crazy happenings during the seasons. Thanks for viewing them.

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Matt Centrowitz and Noah Lyles, 2022 Millrose Games, photo by Jeff Benjamin

In this Epilogue Clip, Larry Eder spoke about the following:

  1. Karlsruhe, Millrose and Manchester-a strong start to the #World Indoor Tour
  2. My excitement over the 2022 New Balance Indoor Group
  3. The upcoming USATF Indoor and 2022 World Indoor champs in Belgrade

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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Athletics Chat, Episode 84

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RunBlogRun presents

Athletics Chat Episode 84

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This handsome bloke is Jon Ridgeon, CEO or World Athletics, believes that London is the intellectual capital of the world. We beg to differ, photo by You Tube

The Athletics Chat is a weekly podcast between Larry Eder and Stuart Weir, attempting to solve the challenges of global athletics . Oh, and yes, Jon Ridgeon, Oxford, England is the intellectual capital of the world, and Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin is the cheese and beer capital of the world.

In this weeks's conversation, we discussed the following:

  1. Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe
  2. 114th Millrose Games
  3. Upcoming DNA Meeting Glasgow
  4. Upcoming 2022 New Balance indoor GP
  5. Indoor season, will we be able to travel?
  6. World Outdoor Champs, Euro Champs, Commonwealth Games, whole lotta track & field going on
  7. And how can we forget about the Race Waling Team championships in Muscat, Oman (March 4-5)?
  8. We want to visit Belgrade for World Indoor Champs!
  9. And yes, the USA Indoor Champs in Spokane!

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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As we build to Spring racing, we need to challenge your mortal engine. This workout challenges your mortal engine.

Your body is just getting back into shape, and we will be introducing one minute hard runs twelve time, with one minute easy between. You will not recover and you will be breathing hard by the end of the session. Take the 11 minutes running easy, and then, cooldown.

Danny Mackey is providing us with a clip today on Garrett Heath and Katie Follet, two of his finest athletes and most enduring athletes in the Brooks Beasts TC.

Today's workout: February 3, 2022, Thursday: warm up, warm up, 45 minute fartlek, 10 minutes running, then 12 x 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy, 11 minutes running, then cooldown

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Danny Mackey, Coach of Brooks Beasts TC, photo by Brooks Running

Today's clip from Coach Danny Mackey: Coaching Garrett Heath and Katie Follet, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-2zSCkf_sY

To learn more about Danny Mackey, please check out: https://www.runblogrun.com/2020/07/runblogrun-presents-socialing-the-distance-with-larry-eder-featuring-coach-danny-mackey-of-the-brook.html

Danny Mackey on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@dtmack

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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Darryl Neita, photo by British Athletics

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Elliott Giles, photo by British Athletics

Elliott Giles is taking the speed he shows in the 800 meters and seeing what he could do in the 1,500 meters. Let's see what he can do at the Czech Indoor on February 3, 2022.

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Kate Peters, photo courtesy of West Coast XC

Samantha Fariss did this story for Run by Women #!3, and she thinks that Kate Peters is going places...

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Katie Nageotte, photo by British Athletics

Stuart Weir wrote this piece on Katie Nageotte, the 2021 Olympic champion in the pole vault. The women's pole vault was one of the most exciting events in the Olympics in 2021. In this piece, Stuart wrote this piece on Katie's next goal, five meters.

This is Cait Chock's third piece on amazing women runners, and the challenges that they have faced. We think that you will really love this one!

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Camille Herron, photo courtesy of CamilleHerron.com

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1. Norah Jeruto leading Irene Cheptai in the early stages of the senior women's race, photo by Justin Lagat
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2. Daniel Simiu after breaking away in the last lap of the senior men's race, photo by Justin Lagat
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3. Leading pack of the men's senior race, photo by Justin Lagat
Justin Lagat wrote this piece on the 31rst Nike Discovery Kenya Cross Country races. Kenya is building up to the Memorial Agnes Tirop on the 12th of February 2022.

This is week 4, Day 3. Today is an easy day. The challenge for an athlete and coach relationship is finding a relationshp that works and how a coach fine tunes the training. The body needs to recover, and it is hard/easy package for most that works best. Some athletes need two easy days between hard days. The idea is to find a system that works for the athlete and works for the coach.

Danny Mackey has a group of athletes in the Brooks Beasts TC, coaching athletes who race from 800m to the 10,000m. Danny, like many coaches, has to find a program that works for each individual athlete. That is the puzzle, and the art of coaching.

Today's workout: February 2, 2022, Wednesday: warm up, 30-45 minutes, moderate running, 4 x 100m stride outs, cooldown

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Coach Danny Mackey, Brooks Beasts TC, photo courtesy of Brooks Running

Today's clip from Coach Danny Mackey: The shelf life of an athlete, https://www.runblogrun.com/2020/09/socialing-the-distance-featuring-danny-mackey-clip-5-the-shelf-life-of-an-athlete.html

To learn more about Danny Mackey, please check out: https://www.runblogrun.com/2020/07/runblogrun-presents-socialing-the-distance-with-larry-eder-featuring-coach-danny-mackey-of-the-brook.html

Danny Mackey on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@dtmack

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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Once the largest 10k west of the Mississipi, the 44th Redondo Beach Super Bowl 10k Run is coming up, on February 13, 2022. The Redondo Super Bowl 10k has had some amazing athletes and citizen runners! If you can, do not miss it.

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Some participants in Redondo Super Bowl 10k! from Redondo Super Bowl!

This is Tuesday, Day 2, Week 4 in the Brooks RunBlogRun Spring Middle Distance Track Training program. Josh Kerr is providing some deep thoughts via a a video clip today.

Warm well on the trails. Trails are great because not only of the running fitness, but overall fitness. Your feet are challenged ot move in many different ways on trails, hence some healthy flexibility.

The two minute speed bursts that you will do today will be the fastest workouts you have done in about six weeks. You will and should be tired after the fourth one, or you are not running hard enough. Cool down well.

Remember that you are building for big races in May and June, so be patient.

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Special thanks to Brooks Running for sponsoring this daily training program and providing us access to Josh Kerr, Danny Mackey and Des Linden. To learn more about Brooks running shoes please go to BrooksRunning.com.

Today's Workout: February 1, 2022, Tuesday: 45 minutes running on trails, 4 times 2 minutes hard, with 5 minute moderate running, warm up and cooldown

Today's Josh Kerr Clip: Looking up to Scottish hero, Scottish Running traditions, https://bit.ly/3CoGeEU

To see the complete interview on Josh Kerr, done just after his 3:31.55 PB prior to Tokyo, click here: https://www.runblogrun.com/2021/09/runblogrun-presents-socialing-the-distance-featuring-josh-kerr-professional-athlete-with-the-brooks-.html

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