I caught up with Adidas' Robby Andrews today before he races in the Wanamaker mile tomorrow.
You can watch/listen to the interview here:
"I'm very happy [with my training], we're definitely taking a long-term approach this year. I'm happy with the way things are going. I've been very consistent and we're doing a lot of over-distance stuff. My endurance is where I think it should be and the speed is coming along, slow and steady," said Andrews who added is a lot more confident this year than last year as he made his first US team in 2015 and made it all the way to the finals of the 1500 at Worlds.
Andrews said he wants to do more than just make the final this year.
"I definitely have the fire burning in my belly right now. I want to be in the final again and I want to be competitive," said Andrews who was last in the final in Beijing.
So far this year, Andrews has run and won two 800s. He ran 1:48.43 at the Armory two weeks ago in his season opener and then 1:47.50 last week in Long Island. He said the 1:47.50 was a painful one as Dylan Capwell took it out hard (1:17 for 600) as they were hoping to possibly dip under the 1:46.00 World Indoor starndard. They both tied up as Andrews was only able to close in 29.
Andrews said he'd like to do the 800 at USAs but he could do the mile and thought they'd evaluate which one seems to be his best option after the mile on Saturday.
Andrews also talked about his struggles in the past in indoor miles. His indoor mile pb is just 4:11.13 which Andrews off camera joked about and said he must improve as Genzebe Dibaba has almost run faster than him.
"I think we are in a much better place than in prior attempts (at indoor miles). I'm just looking to have some fun," said Andrews.
I talked to a bunch of other miler racers as well which you can listen to here: