Quotes from Molly Huddle, Sara Hall, Kim Conley, Sam Chalenga, Tyler Pennel.
Huddle: “I feel like the 5K and half marathon training, at least the way I do it, is not very different. Any given workout is going to apply to any of those distances. The mile for me is usually a one-time, painful hit for me if I can do it. My first half marathon, my coach was like just run your 10K PR and keep going. And I was like, ‘What kind of strategy is that?’ It’s a range that isn’t as far apart as people think it is.”
If you want to get to know the 2014 marathon champ who won in his debut (2:13:32), then this is a good place to start.
2:13 with a big negative split on a challenging course at least puts him in the conversation for the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials.
“It was scary. I got to the top of the hills, and I was running as fast as I could. I just kept pushing and pushing, hoping they wouldn’t catch me in the last mile. ... I was five seconds from winning a title last summer, so I wanted to come here and win. This was the goal.”