I just got a heads up from Dick Patrick that his column for tomorrow's USA Today is now up on the web. You can find it here:
Patrick's article may be the single greatest article ever written for the LetsRun.com audience. I highly recomment you read it.
The article is primarily about Alberto Salazar & Dathan Ritznehin but in it Alberto also talks about Alan Webb. How about this excerpt:
The article also has a quote from Bank of American Chicago Marathon race director where he reveals Wanjiru may go out as fast at 1:01:40.
After analyzing Webb's training logs from 2007, when he ran the 800 in 1:43.84 and the mile in 3:46.91, Salazar thinks Webb, 26, can be better than ever.
"I really think the guy is going to do unbelievable," Salazar said.
Does Salazar think Webb is a miler or a 5K runner?
"I don't know," the coach said. "I think for right now we're going to stick with the 1,500 and mile. I don't want to turn tail and give up (on the mile). Let's get him better than he's ever been at the mile and then say, 'What do we think?'"
A definite must read.