Talking about joining the Bowerman Track Club and training with Shalane Flanagan and Amy Cragg Jorgensen says, “I like to surround myself with people who are better than me. This shows me what the world standard is and pushes me to step up to their level on a daily basis."
Jerry Schumacher's assistant coach Dobert and Evan Jager talk about how Jager's fall and fast time in Paris last year put negative pressure on him and lead to his poor race at Beijing Worlds.
*Podcast Q&A With Evan Jager
A lot of uncoordinated distance runners can't do a lay-up, but Schumacher says Jager "can do a lay-up beautifully."
Schumacher: "In the first couple months Shalane contacted us. I was like, ummmm. ... But it worked out well.
Jager will be working on those tactics when he tries to win the 3000 at USA Indoors this weekend.
She and Amy Cragg talk about having done all their training together, but it hasn't gone smoothly for Flanagan who's had Achilles and back issues.
This isn't a big shock since Cragg has been training with Shalane Flanagan for a while now.
*MB: Amy Hastings Cragg to Portland
After track season she decided to make the switch from the American Distance Project in Colorado Springs.
The former NCAA champ from Iowa State represented Kenya at Worlds where she was 8th in the 10,000.
Paul Kipsiele Koech (7:54), Olympic bronze medalist Abel Mutai, Dan Huling and former NCAA champ Matt Hughes also in the field.
Tegenkamp won't run a marathon in 2015, but is throwing in shorter races like the NYC Half in March.
Bumbalough wasn't thrilled with his season from a time perspective as it was the first year in his career he didn't get a PR at his primary event.
Flanagan's training has been going well and has has included long runs form 24 to 28 miles. She said, “I will say that I am the fittest I have been in the marathon .Everything has surpassed our expectations thus far in terms of what Jerry asked me to do. Sometimes I shake my head and say, ‘I don’t know how I’m going to do this,’ but I just put my head down and try. It’s amazing, when you raise the bar of expectations, you somehow just meet it if you really are motivated.”
Huddle will face Emily Sisson and Laura Nagel.
Silas Kiplgat vs Will Leer and Leo Manzano in the 1500, Ayanleh Souleiman vs Adam Kszczot and Taoufik Makloufi in the 800, Tunisia’s Olympic silver medallist Habiba Ghribi in the steeple, Belarus’ 1:58.15-woman Marina Arzamasava in the 800.
*Full Entries Also a 3000 with Lawi Lalang, Imane Merga, Thomas Longosiwa and Lopez Lomong, Ryan Hill and German Fernandez.