Check out these impressive workouts by Molly Huddle, Dathan Ritzenhein, Kim Conley and more.
She'll open up her outdoor season in the 5000 at Payton Jordan and says she hasn't decided on the 5000 vs 10,000 at the Olympic Trials.
Conley narrowly misses her 15:08 outdoor PR while Ostrander’s time would put her 7th on the all-time NCAA list if counting oversized tracks. *Full Results
Chelsea Reilly, Emma Bates, Jenn Rhines, Becky Wade also racing. Men's field is lead by Ben Blankenship, Chris Thompson and Sean Quigley.
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.”
She'll face Kim Conley, Emma Bates, Kellyn Taylor and Juliet Bottoroff.
She is healthy now, but after losing weeks, won't be race ready in time to defend her title at the US Championships at the end of June.
Conley is racing the US Half-Marathon Championships in January and says she's training to be in around 70-minute shape.
Sergio Reyes won the men's race (67:53).
Kim Conley was 4th (4:09.48). Chris Solinsky was 10th in the men's race with 3:46.55.
It's interesting to see that her dad admits he was upset when Conley, who never made NCAAs in college, told him she wanted to be a runner. Conley has improved a lot under boyfriend/coach Drew Wartenburg.
USA javelin record holder Kara Patterson won her fifth outdoor national title in a showdown with Brittany Borman as they became the first two American women to go over 200 feet in the same meet, Amanda Smock won the triple jump, Kibwe Johnson won his third USA hammer title in four years
One of Rojo's favorite sayings is, "If you run a PR every time you race, eventually you'll break the world record."