Monthly Archives: March 2014

Into the Final Final

  Quick update – 4:20.2 today in my 1500m semi-final heat, think I finished 5th.  Led the heat through 1450m at a pace we knew would get us through, got passed by two guys at the end.  When they made … Continue reading

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WMA 800m Gold

Quick update on the results from today’s 800m final.  Victory!  (in case the title and picture didn’t spoil the surprise)  Was able to avoid trouble, got in a groove, dictated the pace a bit and finished strong – worked out … Continue reading

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To the Final

Two down, one to go.  After yesterday’s strange advancement rules (by straight time), today’s more traditional format made things much more predictable.  Top two in each heat advanced, along with the next 5 fastest times.  Being placed in the early … Continue reading

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Into the Semis…

Not much to report, what should have been a formality was.  Was third in my heat, which turned out to be third overall, in 2:08.  Advancing was done strictly on time, not the usual top 2/3 from each heat plus … Continue reading

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Let the Trials Begin…

  Tonight begins the final push of what has become a marathon month.  Tomorrow will mark one month since I turned 45, and since then every weekend has been brought significant travel and hard racing.  Boston for the 4×800 record, … Continue reading

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Borscht – Food of Champions

Not to get ahead of myself, but after arriving in Hungary this evening I settled in for a bowl of borscht to begin the acclimation process.  I know a bit about Mihály Iglói, old school Hungarian distance coach, and while most … Continue reading

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Vacationing, Track Style

After punching the two world record tickets on my first two tries, a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders.  With the US Indoor Nationals this weekend, then the WMA Indoor World Championships in late March, there is still … Continue reading

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