In racing, the art of drafting (tuck) or using someone else to set the pace and then charging past (roll) in the final sprint. A win is a win is a win but this is always a tough way to get beat. Ask Shannon Stenger how many times he dealt with it indoors this season. It is even more frustrating on the roads.
The Heartland Invitationl Indoor Elite Mile wraps up the indoor season for our mates and it has been a long one. Shannon (4:24) finished 2nd to Peter vd Westhuizen’s 4:23, mates Matt Heesch (4:39), Jordan Tucker (4:39), and Michaela vd Westhuizen (5:26) all attended the prize money race and came home with some pennies.
Todd Nott and Jody Green (!!!) were the overall winners at the 21 Mile Wilderness Trail Race. Jody is training up for Leadville, her victory there was the day after a 20 mile run, she is one tough lady!
Matt Schneider reports he’s up a few pounds thanks to Megan’s home cooking and is looking forward to turning it into strength.
Speaking of strength, Tom Nichols had a monster workout last week with his signature miles effort like this: 4 @ 21:42, 3 @ 16:10, 2 @ 10:47, 1 @ 5:15. Tom is looking very strong leading into Lincoln.
Our USA Club T&F National High Jump Champion, Randal Carter, is reportedly returning to competition faster and stronger than ever. Coach Don Patton has High Hopes for this talented lad and we are excited about his outdoor season.
This Wednesday’s Track Work: Everyone –1-1.5 mile warm up, 1-1.5 mile warm down
Half Marathoners: 1 @ Goal Half Pace plus :10, 2 @ Goal Half Pace, 1 @ Goal Half Pace minus :10
Marathoners: 2 @ Goal Marathon Pace plus :10, 2 @ Goal Marathon Pace
5-10Kers: 2 X 400 @ Current 5K Pace, 1 X 800 @ Current 10K Pace, 2 X 400 @ Current 5K Pace, 2:00 active rest between the 1/4s, 3:00 active rest before and after the 800