Sunday Morning Reads – 05.12.13

First, Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers reading this.

The high school and college track seasons are winding down. Here is a quick article about how long it takes to watch (and compete in) a track meet. Hopefully the state track meet in your area has a enough volunteers that it moves quicker than all of the meets leading up to it.

Have you ever thought of cutting a course and faking your race time? This article from the New Yorker is one of my favorite running articles in the past twelve months, even if it makes you sick that someone would do this. Long article but well worth your time.

A couple short training articles I’ve written. Some general running tips and three training questions answered.

Finally, this blog post by Macklin Chaffee, a miler I coach, is a detailed account of his third place finish at the Medronic TC 1 mile (a road mile) this week. Macklin was not very physically strong when we started working together this spring. He is fired up to get into the weight room, but we’ll wait until the fall to do that as we still have gains to make in terms of General Strength and Mobility (GSM) (article and article). Here is Alberto talking about how weak Mo Farah was when they started working together.

Have a great Sunday.

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  • Matt Ball

    3:58 on the road? Wow! Congrats to you both — that’s amazing!

  • CoachJay

    It was a good run for him. But the roads are the roads and the real test will be running 1,500m on the track.