He's doing his normal 85-95 per week but having more fun with it than before the injury. "Since the injury, I’ve improved every couple of weeks and when I reflect on these past few years, I notice that the time away has changed my mentality. In 2017 and 2018 I was starting to treat track more like work – getting really, really intense – and that came from trying to be so professional that I wanted to do every little thing right. It took the enjoyment out of it a little, but I’ve realised that I can be light-hearted and have fun at the same time as being dialled in."
A not surprising stat os all the distance medalists except Clayton Muprphy and 17 of the distance finalists live or train at altitude.
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
The qualifying round will only be his second steeple of the year, but Jager "feels really good" about his fitness right now.
A lot of uncoordinated distance runners can't do a lay-up, but Schumacher says Jager "can do a lay-up beautifully."
Evan Jager at the Paris DL meet last year makes their list.
Jager will be working on those tactics when he tries to win the 3000 at USA Indoors this weekend.
Ezekiel Kemboi was a non-factor as he finished 21st. Linet Masai won the women's race in 31:38.
Men's field also has Turkey's Kaan Kigen Ozbilen (formerly Mike Kigen of Kenya) and Masai will face 2:22:30 marathoner Birhane Dibaba.
Conseslus Kipruto will also race as the women's 800 has Eunice Sum, Ajee Wilson, Cuba's Rose Mary Almanza and Switzerland's Selina Buchel. Mutaz Essa Barshim, Ivan Ukhov and Bohdan Bondarenko in the HJ.