Nick Willis said:
"My goals (for 2014) are to try and replicate the sort of times I run outdoors on the indoor track. I guess it will be a true test of, 'Are indoor tracks actually slower (than outdoors) or is it that people aren't in their prime shape during the indoor season?'"
"We know what the answer is for college runners (indoors is faster), but I think as you get faster and faster, there is a bit more force being put on your body as you get on those tight turns so this will be a good way to test it out."
"I think when you are running 60 second pace or slower, the indoor tracks are faster. You get the springback, you get no wind but as you start going faster than 60 seconds while you get those two benefits, you are putting a lot more torque on your body as you go around the bends."
That quote comes from an interesting interview we had with Nick in NYC last week which we didn't want to promote as we didn't want the 5k to take away in any shape or form from the marathon: