We caught up with Rowbury this morning at the NYRR Millrose pre-meet press conference.
The 31-year old American said the AR attempt is most definitely on. Rowbury told us that she most definitely wants drug cheat Mary Slaney's 4:20.5 American indoor record that has stood since 1982. In fact, Rowbury said up until last night she'd been eyeing the 4:17.72 WR as her goal if everything went perfectly.
Rowbury said she's feeling good about things and while she didn't open as fast as she did last year (4:26 versus 4:22), she said "that's sort of on purpose" as she's been in a heavy training load as she wants to be running well in March when US and World Indoors take place.
Rowbury said that that Genzebe Dibaba's shattering of the WR yesterday with her 4:13.72 clocking, that it didn't reallyimpact Rowbury's mindset. "I stil have big goals for myself this year," said Rowbury who called Saturday's race "an important spot along the way."
Rowbury said the rabbit hopes to take it at least 800 and hopefully 1k at a 2:08 800 pace.