Bianca Times.jpgBianca Williams in the London Times....

DGpyH0GXgAAJc8T.jpgBianca Williams, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

Bianca Williams to Darryl Neita GB.JPGBianca Williams to Darryl Neita, GB 4x100m, 2018 EAA Champs/ Berlin, photo by Getty Images / Berlin 2018

This is a powerful story. I asked Stuart Weir to relate the Bianca Williams story on being stopped in a curious manner, this time in theUK.

As a former athletics coach, I recall telling one of my relay teams that the clear reason that the security team at a major meet was spending an inordinate amount of time following the team, was because they were the only black team at the meet.

I wanted you, kind readers, to see that racism is not just a continental phenomenon, but a global one. The only way we can change society is to, at first, admit that there is a huge problem, that must be addressed.

Ingebrigtsen brothers.JPGThe Brothers Ingebrigtsen, photo by Getty Images / European Athletics

The Brothers Ingebrigtsen are 3 of the finest athletes in global athletics. They are amazingly fit, motivated and they want to win.

AH_17252_20191002104710906_20191002105424.JPGDina Asher-Smith, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

This is a compilation on Athletics Chats, 1-6. This new program, developed by Mike Deering and Adam Johnson-Eder (both with The Shoe Addicts). The series includes Larry Eder (San Jose, CA) and Stuart Weir (Oxford, England). We speak about the topics of the day. We speak about COVID-19, Black Lives Matter and all aspects of the sport. We invite all to send us questions, comments to runblog[email protected].

Thanks for watching Athletics Chats! Tell your friends about Athletics Chat! We want to build a big audience!


Okay, this is Tuesday. Time to get real. Please socially distance. This is not a political thing, this is not a rights thing and yes, people have the right to be stupid. Issue is, being stupid now could kill you or those you love. So, wear a mask please in any indoor situation or place where you can not stay 6 feet apart.

775199425MT00082_24th_Europ.JPG2018 European Athletics Champs, Marathon, photo by Getty Images / Berlin 2018

Tuesday, 14 July 2020: warm up, 15 minutes easy, tempo run, 20 minutes, at pace 30 seconds above your ave mile pace for 5k now. So, if you ran 18 minutes for 5k, you can run 20 minutes at 6:20 mile pace, this is not to exhaust you, but to build you, 20 minute cooldown,

The long run on Sunday was good, and now you get a bit of an easy day. Enjoy it. Another challenge comes Tuesday! Stay safe, isolate!

IMG_8736.jpgLopez Lomong, at age of 36, just went 12:58 at 5000m! photo by Mike Deering /The Shoe Addicts

Monday, 13 July 2020: warm up, an easy 50 minutes, 6 x 150 m stride outs, cooldown

The memories of long runs in the Santa Cruz Mountains are never

Sunday, 12 July 2020 : Long runs, 70-75 minutes far away.

Over seven years, I missed perhaps less than six times a year. The runs went deep into the mountains, down into the cool redwoods and some abandoned villages. At 63-65 minutes, we would head back, the return taking 70-80 minutes, depending on which hills we took. The last 30 minutes were the grind. We had to work hard, not daring to look more than a meter ahead. The exhileration that we would experience when we ended the run, just cresting the last long hill, was telling.

How was your long run?

IMG_8635.jpgDealing with 'the grind', 10,000m, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

The 2020 Inspiration Games, by any account, were a success. Stuart Weir provides us with a postscript on this athletic marvel.

Lemaitre.jpgChristophe Lemaitre, 200m, photo by Inspiration Games / Wanda Diamond League

This is day six of the week. It is about speed play, and it is a good session. Stay safe, have fun. Socially distance and always keep a mask in pocket.

IMG_6540.jpgWomen's 1,500m heats, 2018 USA Champs, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Saturday: warm up, Fartlek: 50 minutes, 10 minutes good pace, 15 x 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy, 10 minutes good pace, cooldown.

CT.jpgChristian Taylor, photo by Inspiration Games / Wanda Diamond League

Omar Craddock.jpgOmar Craddock, photo by Inspiration Games / Wanda Diamond League

Pichardo.jpgPedro Pichardo, photo by Inspiration Games / Wanda Diamond League

The Inspiation Games had a good triple jump competition. Stuart Weir did this piece on the TJ.

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