Training Talk Episode #4: Weldon Johnson Is The Featured Guest
"Wejo" will try to tell you how he went from being a mediocre HS and college runner to 4th in the USA.
February 11, 2010
The fourth edition of LetsRun.com's new internet radio show "Training Talk" (or Training Talk Thursdays) will take place tonight at 9 pm EST. The featured guest will be LetsRun.com co-founder Weldon Johnson ("Wejo").
Weldon will share insight on how he made the incredible transformation from a college walk-on to a world championship team member and near Olympian as someone who twice was 4th in the US in the 10,000 meters.
How do you go from being a guy who had never broken 5:00 in the 1600 until his senior year of high school to a 4:25ish/9:35ish HS guy? How do you go from being a college walk on and mediocre college runner (never higher than 5th in the 10k in the Ivy League; never top 30 in Ivy League xc; a non-scorer in his 5th year at UT (that's University of Texas to everyone in Tennessee) when he ran 30:13) to a 28:06 4th at USAs performer roughly 5 years later?
Weldon will try to tell you.
Before listening to the talk, we suggest you read a background article Weldon wrote for LetsRun.com in 2006 back entitled, "Why I Sucked in College." We'll use that article as a starting point for tonight's discussion.
Everything gets started at 9 pm tonight. If you have questions you want to ask Weldon, you can email them to us in advance or you can sign up for talkshoe and call them in live tonight.
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