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:
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?'"
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.
A definite must read.