South RT wrote:
post race interviews on Flotrack both BYU and NAU are seem to be saying XC is the focus, top guys might not even run Indoors. Mantz said he didn't feel that great during the race, so he just sat and kicked vs pushing the pace harder.
Mantz didn't feel good because Nico pushed him to the max.
No Mantz didn't feel good because he just got over a stress fracture in December
I don’t know about that. He just ran 7:58 for 3000 indoors on a 5 laps to the mile track up at Provo’s elevation. He’s fit. If anything, he’s tired because he’s doing volume through a lot of these races. I wouldn’t doubt if he was pushed on a bad day, just trying to get the win at the end.
Kid ran 10.5 miles after the race. I don’t get that unless taking the next day off. Do the three mile cool down, then maybe a shakeout run in the evening. But, I’m not a coach, so...
For anyone thinking the course was short, most watches had it a little over 5 miles, which sounds right if it was 8k. Very flat though.