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|Author: ||Some Dude|
|Subject: ||RE: Is the 10k / 5k double common in conference?|
The Animal Within wrote:
I'm amazed how many schools put kids in the 10k / 5k double. For example, Arizona has top all-Americans doubling like this. Is this common?
Then they do it at regionals then again at NCAA's. That's a lot of tough racing. Does a few points in PAC 12 matter that much? Are they just looking at team points and using the athletes? I mean this can't be in the athletes best interest right?
My old coach in hs did the trials back in the day (72 & 76) and said he did the 10k trials, ran the ot marathon a day or so later then came back for the 10k final a few days after that. "it's just what you did. We all did it."
In the day where we run less and less 10ks, cut the 10k trials from the Olympics an OT is this just old school or just dumb?
How do you train for this. A slower longer 10k interval workout one day and a faster 5k the next day? Back to back hard days or still follow the hard easy principle?
Yes, it is very common. Why are you on a college track team if you don't want to race? If the athletes don't care about "a few points at Pac 12's" how could anyone else ever be expected to care?
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