Mo Ahmed is pacing his Wisconsin teammates with 65's, while Webb is paying 2-3 rabbits (pulling guys from the 1500) to pace him at 64's. Hopefully the conditions are favorable.
Where did you hear that Webb is paying the rabbits?
I'm pretty sure the team will be Lagat, Rupp and Lomong. Or if Ritz chooses to run, he has a chance. I think Webb would too, but not quite as good as Ritz. There's also Bumbalough and Torrence in the mix.
I believe Derrick and Teg are just doing 10,000.
teg is just doing the 10k. its still funny to hear that phrase and know it is true
I can't imagine why a sub 13:00 5k runner like Teg is doing the 10k. Yet, another US runner running the wrong distance. For the first time in a quarter century US runners are running comparable times to their Kenyan counterparts. The only difference is the American's have no common sense, and also seem to get injured a lot. Maybe the lack of common sense is why they are injured so frequently.
A friend of mine watching the trials 1500 said that Webb did a 300 meter stride before his races. WTF?[/quote]
In the book Winning Running Peter Coe says Seb did a 300m stride in his pre race warmup at about 39 sec (I think?). From my experience, a 300m stride at a quick pace is great to get the body fully warmed up to race.
Teg's problem is he's not currently in sub-13 shape. I don't recall what his injury issues have been, but he may have had to focus on strength and hold off on speed workouts to avoid further flar-up? I'd guess the thinking is he has a better chance at making the team in the 10,000 where the field is not quite as deep.
In a recent quote he said he feels he probably cannot improve on his 5,000 PR, but he could definitely make huge progress in the 10,000. If he has enough base and stays healthy I believe he could be in sub-27 shape by August.
I can't imagine why a sub 13:00 5k runner like Teg is doing the 10k. Yet, another US runner running the wrong distance.
Maybe if you paid a little close attention you would know why Teg is running the 10k and wouldn't have to imagine the reasons.
After the Pre 5000 Teg said that believed that at age 30 his days of being able to compete at a world class level in the 5000 are over and that his future lies in the 10000.
In other words, Teg has been working as hard as he can and has been healthy, but the 5000 speed just hasn't come. Teg was a bubble world class runner at age 27, at age 30 he's bounced off the bubble and has accepted this fact.
The interview is here: http://www.flotrack.org/article/12728-The-Next-Chapter-For-Matt-Tegenkamp
I had no idea he was that old. What I am saying - 30 is old. I guess for 5k runners it is.
Teg don't run no 5K
Lol. Vig isnt a genius no mo.
WEBBGATE 2010...NEVER FORGET!! wrote:
Never forget the Bowerman 5k fiasco!
I believe Webb has the curse of the Bowerman 5k Fiasco, that was the beginning of the end. The only way the curse could be removed is if he runs at the next Bowerman 5k OR the next three Commander's Cups.
It's still not clear what this reference means. Could someone oblige with just the facts? Thank you.